Membership and Fellowship

Join the Faculty of Pathology

Are you an experienced, ambitious Consultant Pathologist? Fellowship of the Faculty of Pathology lets you play an important role in the governance and future direction of your professional body.


Become a Fellow

You can promote and develop the specialty of Pathology in Ireland by:

  • acting in an advisory capacity to Government and statutory bodies
  • acting as a vital source of information for media, the general public and other medical professionals
  • developing and delivering postgraduate training programmes
    developing and delivering Professional Competence Schemes. 


  • Free access to Faculty of Pathology Webinars, RCPI Masterclasses and webinar run by other Faculties and Institutes within RCPI
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Discount on your Professional Competence Scheme Enrolment Fee, if in Ireland

Are you ready to become a Fellow?

To become a Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology you must:

  • hold the MRCPath
    • or be American Board qualified in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology
    • or hold a similar qualification from the Australian or Canadian Colleges
    • or hold degrees of MD or PhD
    • or have published work of adequate merit, as judged by the Faculty
  • have a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training in a Pathology specialty
  • be nominated by a Fellow of ten years’ seniority in good standing.

If you are interested in becoming a Fellow, we would love to hear from you. Simply contact the Faculty at the details listed below to query the nomination process. 

Course and masterclasses.


SpRs in Pathology can now become Associate Members of the Faculty.

This membership category was established to facilitate better communication between the Faculty and trainees, as part of the Faculty’s strategy to engage with practitioners in pathology at all stages of their careers.

Associate Membership provides a forum for trainees to bring training and other issues to the attention of the Faculty.

As an Associate Member, you can engage with the Faculty before you complete training - Associate Members are eligible to represent trainees on the Board, and on the Education and Training Committee. 

How to become an Associate Member

If you are in Higher Specialist Training in Pathology you can apply for Associate Membership of the Faculty of Pathology.  

The annual subscription fee is €40 - reduced to €25 if you already hold another category of Membership within RCPI and are in good standing. 

You will need a sponsoring Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology, such as your trainer or National Specialty Director.

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