About this event

  • Date and time Mon 14 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 11:20am
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pathology

Are you a junior doctor, medical trainee or student with a keen interest in pathology? Doctors and scientists have described this field as one of the most intellectually rewarding specialities that play a crucial role in medical research. Pathologists can use cutting-edge technology to investigate diseases such as infections and cancers from genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels. With this information, specialists in this field can support doctors, nurses, and surgeons determine what makes a person ill and to what degree.

Join this imperative taster session providing in-depth information on haematology, microbiology and histopathology. Experience a rare opportunity to hear from medical experts Dr Alexander Langridge, Dr Sara Boyd, Dr Stephanie-Jane Smith, Dr Umar Hussain and Dr Emyr Benbow. They will discuss their experience and clinical cases within this fascinating field.

In this session, participants can network and receive career advice highlighting interview processes and CV optimisation from different grades in these specialities.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of a haematologist, microbiologist, histopathologist, and understanding the demands of a trainee in each speciality
  • Focus on the day-to-day experiences of current consultants and trainees who will provide insight into the current training requirements
  • Make informed career choices and gain insight into the future of each respective speciality

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Alexander Langridge, Haematology Consultant, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Sara Boyd, Microbiology Specialist Registrar, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Stephanie-Jane Smith, Microbiology Consultant, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers

Dr Sarah Ruane, Speciality Trainee Year 3, Stepping Hill Hospital and Dr Emyr Benbow, Histopathology Consultant, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Questions and answers
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted. 


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time 
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 
  • This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 
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