Join our careers summer school

This is an annual event open to medical students in any year of training, offering the opportunity to find out about the wide range of pathology specialties through a mixture of lectures and small-group interactive breakout sessions. This free two-day course will give you a chance to talk to current trainees and established consultants about their careers.  

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.

It was so useful to hear from experts in each speciality. We had a fantastic session on the specimens in the Gordon Museum, 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. Thank you!

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.

When is it happening?

The next summer school is scheduled for Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August 2018, places will be offered based on a formal application process.  All food and drink is included in the event, plus the evening meal on the Friday night. For those students attending from outside of London we will also cover the cost of overnight accommodation.  Please note we are unable to cover travel expenses.


Find out what last year's students thought of the summer school, or watch the short video below to see for what it was like at the Pathology Summer School in 2017.

On the day

You will have opportunities to interact with trainees and consultants in various pathology specialities as well as take part in numerous interactive activities.  Plus enjoying informal newtorking at the evening meal on the Friday night.

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