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Welcome to pathkids.com! The website for Southwest England Histopathology Trainees.  Updated Jan 2015 (Plymouth).

Upload your own presentations using this link

The provisional 2017 diary is hereThe 2016 training diary is here.

FNA vs core biopsy and the head and neck one stop clinic - RSM radiology presentation where I was asked a lot of questions about FNA cell block / cell pellet methods

Colorectal neoplasia presentation at Bowel Cancer West study day including my heretical ideas about biopsy diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. Histopathology case report here.

We are about to advertise for at least two full-time Consultant Pathologists here at Derriford Hospital Plymouth! We are very fortunate to work in a hospital with such an interesting caseload, in Plymouth which is situated on the Devon/Cornwall border with rugged picturesque Dartmoor just north of the hospital and the beautiful South Hams Devon coastline to the East.  

There is also an additional clinical and academic Consultant job (depending on interest) partly funded through the Peninsula Medical School. We are very excited about the possibility of working with new colleagues in the near future!

My poster for Pathsoc Edinburgh June 2013 "Metastatic Intramucosal Colorectal Adenocarcinoma". 

If you have a presentation that you think will be of interest to pathkids I have created an upload page here (please email me to let me know when you have uploaded a file and I will link it)

I am now using the free Webex service to teleconference difficult and interesting cases with live videolinked microscopy. Please contact me if you are a Histopathologist interested in using this technology in your own professional development. Some of my notes on digital pathology at this link.

My recent prize winning presentation at BSG2014 THE “POOR MAN’S CELL-BLOCK” SAMPLE PREPARATION METHOD FOR EUS-FNA OF MEDIASTINAL AND RETROPERITONEAL LESIONS DOES NOT REQUIRE ATTENDING PATHOLOGY STAFF OR CYTOLOGY EXPERTISE 

Still lots of unbooked sessions. Please contact us to recommend a speaker or session. Look at previous training day notes. 

Pathkids recommends the following books. Please use these Amazon links below if you plan to buy one of these books it helps to support this training website.

The_EQA section includes links to online slide seminars from general and speciality EQA schemes, great revision cases!

TERA - Training Education Research Audit meetings at Derriford Hospital.

There are now several word files of example questions for MRCPath exams in this folder, and it now also includes  advice on pre-exam courses.  Thanks very much to those of you who contributed, please forward any more example questions to me

The main training page also has a link to previous years diaries where you can download some of the presentations given. I don't have all the powerpoint presentations on file, so if any of you have one that is not currently posted here pls let me know and i will upload it after i have asked the consultant's permission.

The Teaching section has links to some powerpoint presentations from medical student and pathology trainee tutorials. Remember most of the useful presentations are linked from the training diary

There are some useful websites for your training on the links page

This website is under construction and hence some of the links may not currently work; sometimes links do not load and may need to be "refreshed". Please let me know about any dead links, and visit regularly for updates.

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Please contact me for further information; any suggestions would be most welcome

Dr Tim Bracey

Consultant Pathologist

Derriford Hospital Plymouth

There is currently no funding or support for this website. Dr Bracey funds and updates the site from his own very limited free time and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Please please please use the amazon links here if you plan to buy anything at all from Amazon as it helps the site gain popularity and visitors.