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Academic pathology and the RCPath

Academic pathology and the RCPath

Combining pathology training with research can be both rewarding and challenging. Here are a few things to consider pertaining to the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

(This information is correct at the time of writing. Please consult for the most up to date information.)

Applying for Out of Programme Research (OOPR)

  • If you’re undertaking a period of Out of Programme Research, you will need to obtain permission from both your Deanery and the RCPath.
  • This process can be started ahead of time while you are applying for funding (as it may take some time).
  • Decide with your clinical and educational supervisors whether to apply for your research project to count towards your CCT or whether your CCT will need to be extended

RCPath Fees

  • RCPath trainee fees are capped at 5 years. If you are a trainee for longer (e.g. because of OOPR) check that you only pay fees for 5 years.

Research module

  • An optional ‘research’ module is available within the Histopathology Curriculum.

College Trainee Research medals

The Bulletin

Science communication training

Public engagement opportunities