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.
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.
“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.”
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BDI Resourcing are seeking an exprienced, motivated and friendly international doctor for a Consultant Microbiology post located in a Greater London NHS Trust.
The Trust is excellently located - just a 25 minute train from London's centre, offerring good-quality schools and quality of life, with close access to international airports.
The role of the Consultant Microbiologist is:
A Greater London NHS Trust invites international doctors to apply for a Consultant Haematologist post. The successful candidate will have an interest in haemato-oncology.
The department is warm, friendly, open and supportive and has a professional and friendly working relationship with clinicians.
The Department provides a clinical and laboratory service, managing a full range of haematological conditions to BCSH level 2a. Salvage therapy and high dose therapy cases are referred to Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool and Central Manchester Haematology centres. Clinical haematology in-patient beds are ring fenced, with junior doctor cover provided by the medical team. The modern Blood Sciences laboratory is accredited to UKAS ISO15189.
The post holder should have a broad training in clinical and laboratory haematology and must have made steps towards their GMC Registration.
Given the rising number of haematology cancers an interest in haemato-oncology would be welcomed. Development of areas of specialised expertise is encouraged and would be planned during annual team job planning round.
The successful applicant will be expected to work with management and clinical colleagues to further develop the haematology service and achieve the Trust’s key objectives.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking international doctor to work in a friendly and supportive environment.
The Microbiology department has been instrumental in developing OPAT services and an innovative approach (nationally recognised) to blood culture processing working with blood sciences.
The post is full-time (10 PAs).
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.
The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidate prior to commencement.
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.
BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a Locum Consultant Cellular Pathology post with a specialist interest in Histopathology (General).
You will join a team with other full-time Consultants and all Pathologists will participate in a general reporting rota but you will all have areas of specialist interest and lead for one or more cancer groups.
The department is warm, friendly, open and supportive and has a professional and friendly working relationship with clinicians through the multidisciplinary teams.
BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a Locum Consultant Celluar Pathology with a specialist interest in Histopathology (Breast).
This is a great opportunity to join a team of other full-time Consultant Histopathologists who provide a comprehensive pathology service to the local community.
The Histopathology Department has full accreditation and participates in the national breast and bowel cancer screening programmes.
An attractive relocation package may be offered for the successful candidate.
The post also offers an excellent pension scheme.