This years New Trainee Welcome Day was held virtually on Friday 20 August 2021.
Below are the presentations from the New Trainee Welcome Day.
At the event, we used an audience interaction platform called Slido. this allowed trainees to submit questions throughout the day. Below are the questions that were asked and answered during the event.
Questions and Answers
Are all examinations planned to be conducted centrally at testing centres again in the future? Or will some remain online?
Are there any resources/courses recommended by RCPath as preparatory material for FRCPath part 1 exams?
Is there any specified time period in which one has to clear FRCPath part 2 exam after completing part 1 exam?
Will trainee events/ block teaching ever go back to real life, or will it all just be online from now on?
How do you get membership with some of the professional bodies like BDIAP who require an existing member to second you before you can join?
Are there any other additional training/modules available to all pathology trainees (and consultants), apart from CHAT/CHCCT (which is just for histopathology) ?
Can extra time be organised in ST1 & 2 for those who know they want to pursue perinatal or forensic histopathology (and other sub-specialties)?
LTFT question: as we have already had approval by the deanery and started working LTFT, why must we reapply to the college as LTFT?
If we choose to stay in histopathology (not go for neuropath/paed or perinatal path or forensic path), then do we have to re-apply?
Are there any specific resources or members of RCPath that we can contact/use as an ST1 who is interested in forensic pathology?
Is the pathology portal useful for exam prep, is it geared towards that, or is it more about the weird and wonderful, rare things? Also, when will the portal be running?
Will I continue on the histopathology run-through programme if I am not got selected on one of the competitive programmes’ PPP/ neuropathology?
For chemical pathology FRCPath Part 2, is there a plan to make PhD compulsory? What would be the alternative to the project
It was mentioned that histopathology trainees need to include 'reflections' on their cases - could you explain this a bit more?
Can we start collecting workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) even if the new LEPT system is not online yet?