Anatomic Pathology Residency          

The three-year residency in anatomic pathology provides advanced instruction in the areas of post mortem examination, surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology and also provides adequate time for self-directed learning. The programme has a strong track record of training candidates who are successful in specialist Board and Fellowship examinations.

Objectives of the Residency

The programme’s objectives are to:

  • To prepare you to successfully complete the anatomic pathology certifying examinations administered by The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) and/or the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath).
  • Obtain a solid understanding of the laboratory methods and pathologic bases of diseases to prepare you for a career as a veterinary anatomic pathologist.  
  • Allow you to conduct clinical research projects and produce conference and peer-reviewed journal publications from these.

During this training programme you will be expected to:

  • Perform diagnostic work and participate in a shared anatomic pathology rota.
  • Undertake a research project in anatomic pathology and produce a publication from this.
  • Participate in Journal Clubs, Rounds and other discussion groups.
  • Prepare for publication a case report or case series, as first author, in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Present a poster or oral presentation in at least one international meeting.
  • Contribute to undergraduate training by participation in clinical rotations, small group teaching and seminars.

Duties of the Resident

You will have an incremental role in the diagnostic services provided by the pathology laboratories at the College. You will be closely supervised by specialist anatomic pathologists throughout the 3 years of the residency, with more independence in your third year. Teaching commitments will include instruction of anatomic pathology to undergraduate veterinary students via participation in post-mortem examinations as part of a rota system, and assistance with practical laboratories. A small research project forms an important component of the program and the MVetMed degree (subject to validation early 2018).  You will be supervised and funded to conduct a prospective or retrospective project in the field of anatomic pathology, which will result in the submission of a manuscript for publication by the end of the three year contract. You will be expected to attend a variety of weekly discussion sessions and seminars for gross and histopathology rounds, journal club and Joint Pathology Center Wednesday Slide Conference slide review sessions. You are encouraged to attend clinical seminars and departmental research seminars.  Participation in a national or international conference on anatomic pathology is also offered (subject to approval by the anatomic pathology residency director). 

Assessment

The head of the anatomic pathology residency program is Dr. Simon Priestnall who will act as your overall supervisor in collaboration with the other anatomic pathology specialists of the Department. Progress and planning meetings with your supervisor will occur formally every 6 months, but more regular informal feedback on progress will be provided. The formal assessment process is monitored by the Graduate School, and involves an assessment conducted by senior members of the College at 6, 12 and 24 months after the beginning of the programme.

Further information

If you have any further queries about this residency, please contact  Dr Simon Priestnall (spriestnall@rvc.ac.uk).

Further details about the Pathology Group at the RVC can be found at Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratories

How to apply

Applications for residencies at the RVC need to be submitted via UKPASS. For details see How To Apply.

Closing date:  Sunday 7th January 2018                Interview date:  Wednesday 14th February 2018


Clinical Pathology Residency

The three year residency programme in clinical pathology provides advanced instruction in the areas of haematology, coagulation, cytology, surgical pathology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, urinalysis, and laboratory management and quality control while also providing adequate time for self-directed learning.

The programme has an excellent track record of training candidates who are successful in specialist Board examinations. 

Objectives of the Residency

The programme’s objectives are to:

  • To prepare you to successfully complete the clinical pathology certifying examination administered by The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).
  • Provide a solid understanding of the laboratory methods and pathologic bases of diseases to prepare you for a career as veterinary clinical pathologists.
  • Allow you to conduct clinical research projects and produce conference and peer-reviewed journal publications from these.

During this training programme you will be expected to:

  • Perform diagnostic work and participate in a shared clinical pathology rota.
  • Undertake a research project in clinical pathology and produce a publication from this.   
  • Participate in Journal Clubs, rounds and other discussion groups.
  • Prepare for publication a case report or case series, as first author, in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Present a poster or oral presentation in at least one international meeting.
  • Contribute to undergraduate training by participation in clinical rotations, small group teaching, class practicals and seminars.

You will have an incremental role in the diagnostic services provided by the clinical pathology laboratories at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). You will be closely supervised by specialist clinical pathologists throughout the three years of the residency, with more independence in your third year. Participation in the after hours service is expected, once the desired level of competence is attained, and will be shared by all clinical pathologists and residents.

Teaching commitments include instruction of clinical pathology to undergraduate veterinary students via small group tutorials in a rota system, and assistance with practical laboratories. A small research project forms an important component of the programme and the MVetMed degree (subject to validation early 2018).   

You will be provided with supervision and funding to conduct a prospective or retrospective project in the field of clinical pathology, which will result in the submission of a manuscript for publication by the termination of the three year contract. You are expected to attend a variety of weekly discussion sessions and seminars for clinical pathology rounds and journal clubs, and will be encouraged to attend anatomic pathology and clinical seminars and departmental research seminars.

Participation in a national or international conference on clinical pathology is also offered (subject to approval by the clinical pathology residency director). 

Assessment

The head of the clinical pathology residency programme is Dr. Balazs Szladovits who will act as your overall supervisor in collaboration with the other clinical pathology specialists of the Department. Progress and planning meetings with your supervisor will occur formally every 6 months but more regular informal feedback on progress will also be provided. The formal assessment process is monitored by the Graduate School, and involves an assessment conducted by senior members of the College at 6, 12 and 24 months after the beginning of the programme.

Further information

If you have any further queries about this residency, please contact: Dr Balazs Szladovits (bszladovits@rvc.ac.uk).  For general information about the programme see: Residencies.

Further details about the Pathology Group at the RVC can be found at Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratories

See attributes and qualifications for selection criteria.

How to apply

Applications for residencies at the RVC need to be submitted via UKPASS. For details see How To Apply

Closing date:  Sunday 7th January 2018                Interview date:  Wednesday 21st February 2018

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