Join our pathology summer school

This annual event held every August is open to UK medical students in any year of training, offering the opportunity to find out about the wide range of pathology specialities 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.  This year the Summer School is back taking place in person after three years. 

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

This was one of the best summer schools i have ever attended. This course has shown me how diverse and interesting pathology can be, and now I look forward to becoming one.

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 speciality.  

When is it happening?

The next summer school is scheduled for 11th and 12th August 2022, places will be offered based on a formal application process.  Food and drink is included in the event, plus the evening meal at the College on the Thursday night. For those students attending from outside of London we will also cover the cost of overnight accommodation for one night.  Travel expenses are not covered.

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 networking at the BBQ on the Thursday night.

How to apply 

Registration is now open for the 2022 Pathology Summer School. Please fill in the Application Form and email the Events Team at meetings@rcpath.org. Please include a scanned image of your medical student ID badge as confirmation of your status. All documents must be submitted to be considered.  Applications will close on Friday 29th April 2022.

This course was the best thing I have done all summer. I loved both days and relished the opportunity to look around the Gordon Museum as well as speak to such friendly and engaging subject specialists. I am so glad I signed up and would strongly advise you to also.

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