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Training and career appointments in the pathological sciences in the United Kingdom
  1. D. N. Baron
  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, Royal Free Hospital, London


    Pathologists usually receive initial training in clinical work, or in general pathology, or in academic work, followed by speciality training as a senior registrar or lecturer. Consultant status is generally achieved by the age of 34, now almost always in a single discipline. The distribution of pathologists between disciplines, in National Health Service and university posts, is tabulated: there are many unfilled appointments.

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