Completion of BST in Histopathology is the first step towards becoming a Histopathologist in Ireland.
It is an essential entry requirement for Higher Specialist Training in Histopathology.
You will be placed on a two-year rotation so you will know in advance what posts you will be working in.
Your rotation will incorporate 24 months in pure Histopathology.
Information about what to include in your application can be found on our About Basic Specialist Training page.
There are four training hubs in BST in Histopathology, which you will rank in order of preference during the application process.
In addition to supervised training in the hospital, you are required to attend a number of mandatory courses, listed below, that will help you to develop professionally and acquire the non-clinical skills and knowledge needed to provide excellent patient care.
In your second year of BST, you will be required to attend an aptitude assessment. The purpose of this second assessment is to make sure you have an aptitude for Histopathology before you have committed too much time to training.
You are not required to pass any exams during BST in Histopathology.
|facts about BST in histopathology|
|Job title/grade of doctor||Senior House Officer (SHO)|
|Sample rotation breakdown||Trainees spend 24 months in Histopathology|
|Average intake each year||7 - 12|
|Exams to pass||None|
|Mandatory educational courses to be completed as part of BST||• BST Leadership in Clinical Practice
• Infection control
• Introduction to laboratory management
|Training body||Faculty of Pathology|
To qualify for a Certificate of Completion of Basic Specialist Training in Histopathology, you will need to
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