Established in 2009, the RCPA Faculty of Science was founded to train and develop a career path for senior Scientists working within the field of Pathology. The Faculty has 2 pathways to Fellowship; by examination and by published works (research).
The Fellowship by published works is for professionals who have outstanding research expertise in science and pathology. The standard expected for Fellowship is likely to be reached only with authorship of at least 30 Peer reviewed publications. For further details please see the Fellowship by research tab below.
The Fellowship by examination pathway involves a laboratory-based training program, devised in conjunction with employers and supervisors that will allow the Trainee to develop competency to the standard defined by the Faculty training program and detailed in the curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on research, leadership and innovation embedded within the training program.
In 2011, 299 founding Fellows were grandfathered into Fellowship via a strict peer review process.
In addition to developing a career path for scientists, the Faculty of Science aims to:
The Fellowship by examination Trainee handbooks for the following disciplines are currently available:
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page which includes a contact for further enquiries.
Fellowship by Research
Fellowship by Examination
Frequently asked questions and a contact for further enquiries.
By-laws and committee members.