The Specialty

Haematology in the UK is almost unique in that it spans both the clinical responsibility for looking after patients and active involvement in the Haematology laboratory.

Training at SpR level usually lasts 5 years and involves both clinical work involving patients with a wide variety of malignant and non-malignant disorders and practical laboratory work. The gaining of the MRCpath examination is an essential part of training.

Essential Qualifications
  • Recognised medical training and medical degree

  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent

  • Minimum of two years experience in medicine including Clinical Haematology

Personal Qualities
  • May suit a wide variety of individuals

  • Need to have both an interest in technical/scientific laboratory matters and sound clinical skills