About this section

The Pathology Section forms the cornerstone of medical practice. All four specialties (biochemistry, haematology, histopathology and microbiology) are essential in both general practice and hospital medicine. Each specialty has its own unique practice and challenges, particularly with the advancements in technology and media communication. This Section aims to provide medical education in these areas.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Professor Mary Sheppard
Dr John Luckit
Honorary Secretary
Professor Tom Robin Caine Boyde
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming pathology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Pathology Section.

PTN01 Promo
Webinar CPD

Embracing complexity in modern pathology

Save £10 when you book to attend both days. The discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. This interactive webinar seeks to promote understanding and increased knowledge amongst patholog...
  • Price Free - £75

Prizes & awards

Pathology Section: Professor Amit Patel memorial prize - best autopsy case


£250 and 1 year RSM membership

Submission deadline


Meeting date

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Open to

Any grade trainees in pathology

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word best autopsy case including 1-2 references. The winner will need to be available to present (15 minutes – 10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions) at the “Value of autopsy in the 21st Century” meeting on 1 March 2022.

Submission closed

Join the RSM today

Become a member today and get discounted rates on our education programme.


For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS. Fellow membership is also open to those holding senior management positions in medicine and healthcare.



For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 



For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.