BMS Examinations - Histopathology Reporting

The Stage A and C BMS examinations are for candidates in Stage A or C of the RCPath/IBMS Advanced Specialist Diploma in Histopathology Reporting.

The examination is designed to test a candidate’s applied knowledge and skills relevant to the curriculum. Candidates should be familiar with the curriculum.

Candidates must be registered with the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) before applying for the Stage A examination.

2020/21 dates:

The Stage A examination will take place on Tuesday 10 November in Cheltenham. Results will be available online and sent out by post on Friday 11 December. 

The Stage C examination will be held in January, date TBC. The date and location will be published on this page when confirmed. Applications are currently open and will close on Monday 2 November. Confirmation letters will be sent out once the date is confirmed, by the end of November. 

Examination Format

Examination format

Stage A Examination

Stage C Examination

For further information and the curriculum, please see the IBMS website.