PATHOLOGY

Pathology

Pathology is a broad general term that encompasses Histopathology/Cellular Pathology, Haematology and Microbiology. Each specialism has a separate and distinct training pathway in the UK. Demand for Pathologists in the UK has increased considerably over the past decade due to a number of factors such as increased demand for pathology services, a lack of UK doctors entering the UK training schemes for Pathology and an ageing workforce at Consultant level with a large number of retirements each year. If you enjoy a greater degree of certainty in your work, pathology offers more precision than the unpredictability that often surrounds bedside medicine.

What is required to be a Pathology specialist in the UK?

The most common path for International Histopathologists/Cellular Pathologists will be to gain GMC registration via the Royal College route of FRCPath. There will of course be opportunities for those with extensive general pathology experience who have completed the PLAB examination. For Microbiologists and Haematologists, MRCP and FRCPath are the desirable qualifications. Due to the high number of unfilled training posts within the main pathology specialisms, the prospects for international doctors gaining entry to a formal training position are extremely high.

What our experts have to say:

“My advice would be that If you want to be a pathologist there is scope for professional advancement and success if you work hard and intelligently take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. Given the reported shortages of experienced pathologists in all the subspecialties in the United Kingdom and abroad, the prospect for quick advancement is good.”

If you think that a career in the UK or Ireland is the next step for you then why not send us a CV and Register top right or check out some of our current vacancies below.

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Consultant Cellular Pathology

£77000 - £105000
East Midlands
Fixed Term

The Post

We are inviting international doctors to apply for a Consultant Cellular Pathology post offering an interesting and rewarding work with good work-life balance in a beautiful rural locaton within easy reach of one of the UK's major cities. 

You will be joining a friendly, supportive, forward-thinking Celluar Pathology team. 

The Department is well-equipped and has full UKAS accreditation.  The laboratory processes 30,000 Surgical specimens and 2,000 non-gynae cytology specimens annually.  There were 720 coroner’s autopsies in 2017.
The Consultants subspecialise in three to four areas of surgical pathology, in addition to general biopsy reporting, with a lead role in at least one specialty.  

The location is described as having 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' and is home to World Heritage sites. The area will also offer you excellent-quality schools and affordable housing. 

Post Requirements

  • MRCPath
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice 
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Consultant Cellular Pathology

£77000 - £105000
South East
Fixed Term

The Post

International doctors are invited to apply for a Consultant Cellular Pathology post for a South East hospital, located just 25 minutes from Central London. 

The hospital serves a population of approximately 400,000 and the successful Consultant Histopathologist will report on the full range of celluar pathology speciments received into the department. 

The hospital is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and has ongoing expansion developments. 

Post Requirements 

  • MRCPath or equivalent 
  • Full GMC Registration

The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidate prior to commencement.

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Speciality Doctor Cellular Pathology

£37000 - £70000
North West
Fixed Term

The Post

Applications are invited for a full-time Speciality Doctor post in Celluar Pathology with a specialist interest in Histopathology.

The department is very busy with an interesting, varied and growing workload, covering virtually every specialty. 

The department supports cervical, breast and bowel NHS screening programmes and the work of the Trust as a Cancer Centre.

Diagnostic work distribution is by a combination of ‘pull’ and ‘push’ system that allows individuals significant flexibility to control their own working patterns and find protected time to pursue other interests including clinical audit, teaching, research and development.

The department has fantastic laboratory with excellent immunohistochemistry facilities. 


Post Requirements 

  • MRCPath or PLAB
  • A pass in IELTS/OET 
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