Symposium 4: Undergraduate Student Symposium I

Parallel Session 4
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
8:30 - 10:00
Workroom 2


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Dr Jonathan Callaghan
Academic FY2 Doctor

Preparing for a career in pathology as a medical student and foundation doctor

8:40 - 9:20


My clinical and academic endeavours as medical student and foundation doctor have shaped my passion for histopathology. In this talk, I will share my experiences on the journey to a successful application for histopathology specialty training.

Against a backdrop of increasing competition for training posts, I will provide an overview of the specialty training application process and share some reflections on preparing a strong application. I hope to enthuse aspiring trainees, but also provide some practical advice on making this aspiration a reality.
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Dr Matthew Clarke
NIHR Clinical Lecturer (ST5) - Diagnostic Neuropathology
University College London Hospitals / Institute Of Cancer Research

The non-traditional route into academic pathology

9:20 - 9:40
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Dr Kate Marks
University Of Leeds

The academic pathology interview

9:40 - 10:00


Interviews for academic positions in pathology training may differ to interviews for entering speciality pathology training with regards to interview content and format. This talk will address the specific skills that may be assessed and approaches to consider when preparing for an academic interview.


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Jane Ganeshalingam
MBPhD student at UCL Cancer Institute

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Subhan Rahman
Hull York Medical School