Examinations news and dates

Any changes to the timing, content or structure of an exam will appear on this page. Examination dates, where known, can be found in the relevant dates page for each session.

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Molecular Pathology

The first sitting of the Part 1 examination in Molecular Pathology will take place in the Spring 2016 session.

Certificate in Higher Cervical Cytology Training

The second paper for this examination will consist of 4 x 30 minute stations, which will be written exercises. The questions may also include cytological and histological slides for review and may be set in the context of an MDT meeting. The questions will include an understanding of the management of a cervical cytology laboratory participating in the National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP), changes and developments within the NHSCSP, and interpretation of statistical data regarding individual and laboratory performance.

Histopathology Part 2 Examination

From Autumn 2015 we will be offering the Part 2 Histopathology examination in Irbid, Jordan if there are sufficient numbers. Candidates interested in sitting the examination in this centre are advised to contact the Examinations Department on exams@rcpath.org when applying.

New Part 1 Examination Centres

With effect from the Autumn 2015 examination session, we will be offering a Part 1 centre in Cairo, Egypt for the Histopathology examination only.

From the Autumn 2015 session, we will also be offering the Part 1 examination in Khartoum, Sudan across all specialties.