Specialist specific guidance for Forensic Histopathology

The new Forensic Histopathology curriculum was published in 2021. For a period of 12 months, applicants could make a CESR application against either the new curriculum or the previous version. This option is no longer available.

Any new CESR applications opened will be assessed against the new curriculum.

Specialty specific guidance

We’ve produced guidance documents for each version of the curriculum with the Royal College of Pathologists.

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How to apply

You can apply through your GMC Online account.

2021 curriculum

Our standards for postgraduate medical curricula are Excellence by design and the framework for Generic professional capabilities. These help postgraduate medical training programmes focus trainee assessment away from an exhaustive list of individual competencies, towards fewer broad capabilities needed to practise safely from your first day as a consultant.

The 2021 Forensic Histopathology curriculum will be assessed by High Level Outcomes. These are included in the form of Capabilities in Practice (CiPs). CiPs describe the professional tasks or work within the scope of postgraduate pathology training. They are based on the format of entrustable professional activities. This is a method of using the professional judgement of trained assessors as a key aspect of the validity of assessment. And a defensible way of forming global judgements of professional performance.

It is recommended that you contact the RCPath Training Department for further advice before you complete your application.