Royal College of Pathologists RCPATH

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology. It is a body of its Fellows, Affiliates and trainees, supported by the staff who are based at the College’s London offices.

The College is a charity with over 11,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are doctors and scientists working in hospitals and universities in the UK.


The College oversees the training of pathologists and scientists working in 17 different specialties, which include cellular pathology, haematology, clinical biochemistry and medical microbiology.

The college does not require a specific amount of CPD hours, instead, members should explain any shortfall in credits at appraisal but the College makes no stipulation on how many CPD credits members should submit each year.

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