Undergraduates and Foundation doctors

The College is committed to maintaining and developing the knowledge of pathology that underpins medical, dental and veterinary curricula across the United Kingdom.

An Undergraduate and Foundation Pathology Education Project Group has been established in order to take this work forward, with Leads focusing on three key areas: Foundation, Education and Engagement.  The Group has developed an Undergraduate and Foundation Education Strategy which was approved by Council in November 2018.

The College also works with other professional organisations including the Pathological Society and the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology to ensure that all undergraduates have an adequate knowledge of pathological principles and practice so that, on graduation, they have the competencies required to request appropriate laboratory tests and interpret their results. We hope that early exposure of undergraduates to enthusiastic pathologists will encourage recruitment to the specialty in the future.

Become an undergraduate member

Undergraduate membership of the Royal College of Pathologists is open to all undergraduates currently studying a relevant degree in the UK and Republic of Ireland for the entire length of their course. 

Key benefits

  • Access to members' area of the website (MyRCPath)
  • Discount for College conferences
  • President's newsletter
  • Access to Science Communication training
  • Bulletin (online)