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MRCPath Part 1 Information
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Status of MRCPath exam outside UK
by Dr Clair du Boulay - 31661 reads, based on 9 votes
The College is aware that there is some confusion about the equivalence of qualifications awarded in different countries. Each country has evolved its own training schemes and methods of assessment of those who have undergone that training.... More

IMMUNOLOGY - Recent update by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 6303 reads, based on 4 votes
The aim of the examination The examination assesses whether trainees in immunology have acquired the requisite highly specialised scientific knowledge, clinical skills, laboratory skills and attitudes required to: · diagnose, treat and where relevant, prevent diseases characterised by immunodeficiency, autoimmunity or allergy (hypersensitivity) · professionally direct a diagnostic immunology laboratory service. Within this scheme, the purpose of the Part 1 examination is to determine whether a trainee has successfully acquired the core body of knowledge and basic skills which underpin the ability to practise as a clinical immunologist and continue training to consultant level, encomp... More

TRANSFUSION MEDICINE - Recent Update by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 5964 reads, based on 1 vote
The training programme in transfusion medicine, produced by the Haematology Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training (JCHMT) is an essential component of specialist registrar training in transfusion medicine. Assessment visits of the postgraduate programme by members of the SAC on Haematology ensure that an appropriate standard of training is offered. The annual Record of In-Training Assessment (RITA) and penultimate year assessment (PYA) are also important aspects of training to ensure that the trainee is making adequate progress. Regular three or six-monthly meetings between trainees and designated trainers should also be in place to compleme... More

GENETICS - Updated information by RCPath for 2004
by rcpath - 4637 reads, 0 votes
Part 1 examination Timing of the examinations The Part 1 examinations are held once a year in the spring. Entry requirements 1. Entry qualifications a) Medical candidates must hold a qualification in medicine that is approved by Council. Candidates holding a medical qualification not accepted by the General Medical Council in the UK must furnish with their application form the document or certificate whereby registration or permission to practise is granted in the country or territory of domicile in which the qualification was granted.... More

Cytopathology - Updated information by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 3823 reads, 0 votes
For trainees who wish to specialise in cytopathology three examination routes are possible: · Part 1 MRCPath in histopathology followed by Part 2 in cytopathology · Part 1 MRCPath in Cytopathology followed by Part 2 in cytopathology · Parts 1 and 2 MRCPath in histopathology followed by the Diploma in cytopathology. ... More

PAEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY - Recent Update by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 3625 reads, 0 votes
Entry requirements Part 1 in histopathology ‘slanted’ towards paediatric pathology Candidates usually take this examination after two years of training in histopathology in a department recognised for training in paediatric pathology or, in the case of candidates with postgraduate experience in paediatrics, obstetrics or fetal medicine, two years of training in a department recognised for training in general histopathology.... More

Diploma in Cytopathology - Updated information by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 4477 reads, based on 1 vote
Candidates with the MRCPath in histopathology must have spent at least nine months or the equivalent in periods of not less than one day (or two sessions) per week training in cytopathology, in addition to the three months minimum training in cytopathology required for the Part 1 examination. For candidates without the MRCPath in histopathology, at least three years of approved training in histopathology is required, including a minimum of three months’ full-time equivalent in cytopathology and, in addition, nine months of further training in cytopathology as above.... More

DIPLOMA IN DERMATOPATHOLOGY - Updated information by RCpath for 2004
by rcpath - 7378 reads, based on 2 votes
The standard required to pass the Diploma in Dermatopathology is that of a medical expert specialist offering a diagnostic opinion in dermatopathology to local and often more distant colleagues. Candidates for the examination will be expected to demonstrate considerable knowledge in all aspects of dermatopathology, at a standard beyond that required to pass the MRCPath examination (Histopathology). The examination is held once a year in spring.... More

VIROLOGY - Recent Updates by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 4098 reads, 0 votes
The MRCPath examination in virology is part of the integrated portfolio of assessment methods that are designed to monitor the progress of trainees through the objective based curriculum in virology and to certify that a candidate is fit to practice as an independent specialist clinical virologist.... More

HISTOCOMPATIBILITY AND IMMUNOGENETICS - Updated information by RCpath from 2004
by rcpath - 3460 reads, 0 votes
Entry requirements for Part 1 examination Training must be comprehensive in both theoretical and applied aspects of the field, especially in those aspects relating to the application of laboratory work undertaken in support of transplantation of human organs, cells and tissues. Candidates must spend at least three years based in an approved laboratory and the College-approved training scheme should include visits to other laboratories specialising in specific techniques. The necessary standards will be achieved through well supervised and documented training and personal study supplemented by attendance at seminars and formal academic, professional and scientific meetings. In addition, at... More

HISTOPATHOLOGY - Updated info by RCPath from 2004
by RCPath - 5188 reads, based on 2 votes
Histopathology Part 1 examination This whole-day examination consists of two written papers, in which answers are given in essay form. The two papers are generally orientated towards assessing the candidate’s overall knowledge and understanding of histopathology/cytopathology, including the full range of autopsy practices undertaken in a district general hospital in the UK. The two papers differ slightly from one another in that one is orientated more towards the basic principles of histopathology/cytopathology and the other deals with the more practical aspects of work and management.... More

Membership of Royal College of Pathologists on the Basis of Published works
by RxPG - 5232 reads, 0 votes
Notes for Assessors, Sponsors and Candidates Membership of the College may be granted to persons, whether medically qualified or not, who submit published works of sufficient distinction on pathology and related subjects. This route to membership is not intended for pathologists working in diagnostic departments of the major specialties. It is not possible to specify strict criteria for recommending the award of Membership by this route. ... More

by RxPG - 13464 reads, based on 6 votes
Following a request from Dr I C Jhala, Chairman of the Indian College of Pathologists, and subsequent discussions by the Examinations Committee, the Council of The Royal College of Pathologists has agreed that the MRCPath Part 1 written examinations will be held in India. ... More

MRCPath Examinations for 2003; Timetable and Fees
by RxPG - 4083 reads, based on 1 vote
Royal College of Pathologists - Timetable and fees Timetable Examination Fees Examinations Timetable Advance Notice The Part 1 Practical and Oral Examination in Medical Microbiology for Autumn 2003 will take place in Bristol on 29-31 October 2003. Unfortunately, this examinations could not be scheduled within the advertised examination period.... More

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