Training Locations & Rotations

Training hospitals include:

Trainees will be assigned rotations across a number of the hospitals listed above. There are 4 ST1 training places and an overall maximum of 24 registrars in Histopathology in the Thames Valley Region.


All ST1 trainees are based in the ST1 training school in Wycombe Hospital.
Post mortem training whilst based in Wycombe Hospital is centred at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury. Trainees are also required to attend National training days in London (including RCPath welcome day and academic day), the National block teaching week in Bristol, two further block training weeks for trainees in the Southern cluster (currently based in Oxford/Bucks and Southampton) and 8 teaching days at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


ST2-5 trainees will be assigned yearly rotations across the hospitals listed above. Trainees will be expected to attend a two week specialty attachment in neuropathology and paediatric pathology (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford), as well as a molecular pathology module (John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital, Oxford). Trainees will also be expected to attend monthly Calman teaching days in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

There are several academic training posts in the region, which are currently based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. These posts are supported by the Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS).