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dont think so
Original post by WolfzWay
If so, how?


You can work as a scientist/technician in the histopathology lab but you obviously can't be a consultant histopathologist unless you go to medical school first.
Original post by WolfzWay
If so, how?


Hi,

The only way to get into pathology is with a degree in medicine recognised by the General Medical Council (https://www.gmc-uk.org/)

There is a lot of useful information on the below webpages which could be helpful for you as well!

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/pathologist

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/pathologist

Good luck!

Tom - National Careers Service team.
What do you mean by pathology? Histopathology? Chemical pathology? Microbiology even?

As mentioned above by Democracy, yes you can work in a hospital lab without being a doctor. There are lots of different roles in fact. But you can't be a consultant no.
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Original post by National Careers Service
Hi,

The only way to get into pathology is with a degree in medicine recognised by the General Medical Council (https://www.gmc-uk.org/)

There is a lot of useful information on the below webpages which could be helpful for you as well!

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/pathologist

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/pathologist

Good luck!

Tom - National Careers Service team.

you didn't read the website it says the alternative route to becoming a pathologist is the clinical scientist route which doesn't require a degree in medicine at the bottom of the 'qualifications' subheading
Original post by lyx0505
you didn't read the website it says the alternative route to becoming a pathologist is the clinical scientist route which doesn't require a degree in medicine at the bottom of the 'qualifications' subheading

While I gather clinical scientists can report on samples I think they usually only do a single area/type and not the full range that a consultant histopathologist would be looking at. I gather they also may have a larger role in the management of the lab overall.

Also this thread is 5 years old - please don't bump old threads!

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