Royal College of Pathologists
The Royal College of Pathologists, was founded in 1962, and is a medical organisation that promotes and sets standards for the study and practice of pathology.
The College has oversight of the following main disciplines
- Paediatric pathology
- Chemical Pathology
- Haematology (with the Royal College of Physicians)
- Immunology (with the Royal College of Physicians)
- Microbiology & Virology
Training and Examinations
The College is responsible for oversight of postgraduate education and training in all branches of pathology in the UK.
The College has an active educational programme and sponsors workshops, lectures and courses.
Continued Professional Development
The College runs a national scheme for oversight of continued education of pathologists in clinical practice.
Membership in the College can be obtained by several routes, the most usual being via a postgraduate examination, indicated with the designation Member of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath). The designation Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) is bestowed upon members who are in good standing, as an indication of seniority.
Professor Sir James Underwood 2004-2006