Postgraduate Opportunities

The Department of Histopathology at Galway University Hospitals is a recognised centre for postgraduate training in histopathology. Training is coordinated through the ICSMHT body. It involves spending a period of 2 years as a specialist registrar during which trainee pathologists rotate through different hospitals in Ireland. Trainees take the FRCPath/MRCPath exam (The Royal College of Pathologists, London) and upon successful completion of the scheme and exam are awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists.

The trainee must have a license to practice medicine in Ireland from the Medical Council. He/She is actively encouraged to undertake further postgraduate studies for example a Master of Medical Science Degree in the course of their training. For details of this course of study contact the Office of the Dean of College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

The Discipline of Pathology offers postgraduate research degrees including MD in Pathology, MSc in Pathology/Medicine and PhD in Pathology/Medicine.  For further details on our research interests and for contact names, see our research section.