Summer school 2017

The Gordon Museum, Guy's Hospital London

Friday 18th - Saturday 19th August 2017

Applications now closed - email Michelle Merrett to be placed on the waiting list 

Open to medical students in any year of training, our fourth annual Pathology Summer School will offer the opportunity to find out about the wide range of pathology specialties through a mixture of lectures and small-group breakout sessions. This free two-day course will give you a chance to talk to current trainees and established consultants about their careers.

It was so useful to hear from experts in each speciality. We had a fantastic tour of some of the specimens in the Gordon Collection, and at the end of a stimulating day, were taken for an amazing dinner at the top of the Guy’s Hospital tower. Afterwards, we had a very entertaining quiz, with rounds including 'Guess the cuddly pathogen' and 'Fictional pathologists' - Harriet Hunter, Cambridge University

What's happening? 

This is not a revision course but a chance to learn more about the role of pathology in healthcare, including current research and future advances. The content will be relevant whether you are considering a career in pathology or not; all doctors use pathology services and benefit from a greater understanding of the specialty.

A full programme will be available here shortly, but it will consist of a full day on Friday 18th and a half day on the Saturday morning, finishing at 1pm.

Find out what last year's students thought of the summer school.

On the day 

The Summer School will be held at the Gordon Museum, part of Guy’s Hospital, London. Attendance for successful applicants is free, and includes accommodation on the Friday night, all meals and two days of activities. 

The Summer School is hosted by the Royal College of Pathologists and sponsored by the College, the Pathological Society, the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology, the Association of Clinical Pathologists, the British Society for Haematology, the British Infection Association and the British Neuropathological Society.

Discover more about pathology careers 

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  • Undergraduate pathology curriculum

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