The Council of the Royal College of Pathologists has agreed that the following principles should underpin the College’s approach to apportioning the costs of training, assessment and examinations:


The College will provide trainees and Fellows with an appropriate breakdown of the costs of supporting training, assessment and examination.


The College is committed to minimising the cost of training, assessment and examinations commensurate with maintaining the high quality of training programmes and an appropriate standard for trainees completing training and entering the professions.


Expertise in this area within the College is shared across specialties and it is appropriate that the costs of the examinations are also shared equitably; in practice this means that larger specialties support the costs in smaller specialties.

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