Throughout the UK, Year One Histopathology Trainees (ST1s) are grouped together in Training Schools.  The South West Histopathology Training School is an overarching collaboration for the training of ST1s between Severn Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and South West Peninsula PGME. ST1s in this School will be based in one of these regions for the duration of their training.  At national recruitment in London, applicants indicate their Training School preferences.  Applicants wanting to join the South West Training School can select the preference of training within Severn or Peninsula.

The Training School is also part of the Southern Cluster of Schools, which includes Oxford, Wessex and Wales.

Severn PGME training of ST1s is based at   Southmead Hospital (North Bristol NHS Trust).

ST2-5 trainees will rotate through hospitals including Taunton, Bath, Weston, Swindon, Cheltenham and Bristol. Each hospital has its own educational programme and all trainees are brought together within the training school once per month for educational study days. There are also a number of subspecialty training options which are available within Severn including neuropathology, paediatric and perinatal pathology.

Why choose Severn for Histopathology?

  • Opportunity to experience the full range of pathology sub-specialties within one city as an ST1
  • Excellent autopsy training directed towards the new autopsy exam 
  • Multi-site teleconference link for educational meetings with a planned live autopsy presentation
  • Training at the South West Cytology Training School
  • Links with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England with ample opportunities for teaching and research
  • Regular hospital and School wide educational programme
  • Opportunities to participate in audit, the LEAN project and service management
  • Attractive pay The chance to live in a vibrant city
  • Easy and fast access to London
  • Easy escape to Devon and Cornwall