Summer School Feedback

Our last Pathology Summer School was a hit with medical students from across the UK. Here, six attendees tell us what they enjoyed the most – from diagnosing mystery illnesses to learning all about infectious diseases. 

As I had only completed first year and had no prior knowledge of pathology, it was fascinating to attend lectures by professionals across all areas of pathology. In particular, I enjoyed the forensic pathology session. Being able to play detective with some of the extensive number of specimens from the museum was both intriguing and a good challenge. I also got the opportunity to meet people from all different types of backgrounds and, through the quiz night and buffet, had some great conversations! I would highly recommend the summer school, no matter what stage of medical school you're at or which medical school you attend. Rumaysa Quraishi

The Pathology Summer School was a fantastic event which really stimulated me to think about pathology in its broadest sense, while helping me to consider future career options. It was also a brilliant opportunity to meet like-minded future colleagues and doctors already involved in pathology. Thanks to all involved! Jasper Mogg

The story of how Professor Sebastian Lucas impacted the Gwaze trial sent shivers down my spine - and it made me appreciate the true beauty of Pathology. Haseem Raja

Katie Allen asks 'What's in the pots?'

The haematology break out session was very interactive and taking a 'bone marrow' biopsy from an apple was definitely an interesting experience! The quiz and buffet rounded of the end of a very well organised and informative event. Abina Dharmaratnam

I attended a Microbiology session which was led by a local specialist in infectious diseases. She used examples from her own career to illustrate how pathologists help very sick patients when standard therapies have failed. Returning to these cases keeps me motivated in my own studies. Ryan Hoyle

I thought the workshops were well organised and the staff were very friendly. After attending the event, I am now strongly considering a career in pathology. Wassim Merzougui

Summer School has completely changed my view on pathology, which is now one of my top career choices. I enjoyed meeting doctors representing different pathology specialties, but the highlight of the event for me was the pathology quiz - a fun opportunity to network with trainees and students from across the UK. Dawid Hubert


Join us in August 2018

Our next Summer School is scheduled for Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August 2018, and is open to medical students in any year of training. Learn more about what's happening and how you can get involved.