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MRCPath Part 2 Information
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Guidance for candidates undertaking written options for the Part 2 exam MRCPath
by rcpath - 4821 reads, based on 1 vote
Candidates may wish to undertake project work relevant to the Part 2 examination before passing the Part 1. Proposals for dissertations or casebooks may therefore be submitted for approval before passing the Part 1 examination. However, the finished project may only be submitted to the College after success in the Part 1 examination and at least four months before the closing date for the Part 2 examination for which the candidate wishes to enter. The finished project should be submitted with a completed ‘Part 2 written project’ application form, available from the website (www.rcpath.org) or from the Examinations Department.... More

TRANSFUSION MEDICINE - Recent Update by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 2961 reads, based on 1 vote
Part 2 examination Trainees will usually sit this examination during their final year of training. The examination comprises two structured vivas, each of 30 minutes. Candidates may, if they wish, elect for the second of these vivas to test an area of haematology other than transfusion medicine. Prior to the examination, candidates are provided with a list of topics on which the examiners will base the vivas. The first viva will contain one compulsory topic relating to management. ... More

PAEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY - Recent Update by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 2706 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

HISTOCOMPATIBILITY AND IMMUNOGENETICS - Updated information by RCpath from 2004
by rcpath - 3310 reads, 0 votes
Part 2 examination Candidates should specialise their training and a PhD degree is likely to have been completed. Candidates must undertake an oral examination and one of the following: a) a PhD thesis completed during the training period, which must contain novel work relevant to histocompatibility and immunogenetics b) a series of refereed papers (see above regulations and guidelines for the College examination for membership) c) a dissertation, which must extensively cover an aspect of histocompatibility and immunogenetics at advanced level. This option should be applicable to those candidates whose PhD thesis subject does not fall within specific areas of histocompatibili... More

Cytopathology Part 2 examination updated info by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 2719 reads, 0 votes
The requirements for taking this examination are much the same as those for the Part 2 examination in histopathology/cytopathology, with the exception that candidates should have spent at least two years in cytopathology, in a department recognised by the College for such training. It may be taken by those with the Part 1 examination in either histopathology or cytopathology.... More

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - Updated guidelines by rcpath from 2004
by rcpath - 4510 reads, based on 1 vote
Part 2 examination Purpose This is a final assessment of competence to practise as a specialist in medical microbiology. Format Written paper (balance of essays and short notes) tests knowledge and understanding across the curriculum. Practical examination tests competence in practical laboratory skills, data interpretation, management of infection and infection control practice. The viva at the end of the practical examination will be retained but kept under review; its purpose is to allow borderline fail candidates an opportunity to acquire additional marks.... More

VIROLOGY - Recent Updates by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 2500 reads, 0 votes
Part 2 examination Medically qualified candidates are required to have trained in a recognised Regional Higher Specialist Training Programme in virology for a period of normally not less than four years. The timing for non-medically qualified candidates has yet to be agreed.... More

HISTOPATHOLOGY - Updated info by RCPath from 2004
by rcpath - 3152 reads, based on 2 votes
Histopathology Part 2 examination The examination takes place over three days. The scope of this examination includes elements of interpreting and writing reports on histopathological slides and gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytopathology. Although no candidate can fail on the basis of a single incorrect diagnosis being made on one (or more than one) case in cytopathology or histopathology, it is an absolute requirement that the candidate should reach 50% in each of these components of the examination to pass. ... More


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