Medical Examiner Training is aimed at senior doctors who wish to apply for, or have already been appointed to, the role of medical examiner in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Gibraltar. Eligibility criteria and employment models are determined locally in England and by NHS Shared Services Partnership in Wales. The College does not make medical examiner appointments and completing the training does not entitle you to employment in this role. Only medically qualified applicants are eligible to apply for membership of the College via the RCPathME route.
Medical examiners will ensure accurate death certification across a local area, provide much-needed support for bereaved families and improve patient safety. Medical examiners will be doctors registered with the GMC holding a current licence to practise.
Any doctor wishing to work as a medical examiner will need to attend a face-to-face training day and complete mandatory ELFH e-learning modules.
The Royal College of Pathologists, the lead medical royal college for Medical Examiners, is providing the essential training which will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need for this important role. The day will include short presentations, small group discussions of case scenarios and the opportunity to share experience.
A certificate will be awarded to provide evidence of completion of the face-to-face component of the Medical Examiner training. This training complements the e-learning which you must complete before attending this training.
The College is inviting eligible new medical examiners to join the Royal College of Pathologists. This is dependent on completion of this training and evidence of satisfactory completion of the e-learning modules.
Please contact events with any booking queries by email at [email protected] or call 0207 451 6715.
It is necessary to stay for the entire day, and participate in small group discussions, to receive a certificate of completion of this training. If you have internet connectivity problems or are unable to participate for another reason, you will not be eligible to receive an attendance certificate or to apply for RCPathME membership. In these circumstances please contact the organising team as soon as possible to discuss how and when you might complete the training. Registration on the next training day is unlikely to be possible as the events book up in advance, so it may be several months before the training can be repeated.You must have completed all 26 core elearning for health (elfh) e-learning modules before attending the face-to-face training.