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What do Pathologists do?

Pathologists, working with other health care providers, use laboratory methods to diagnose illness, to detect sources of illness in the community, to track the progress of illness in the individuals and in the community, and to screen populations for some illnesses.

How to become: Pathologists

You must complete a Bachelor of Science degree or, in Quebec, a college program in health science, and one year of pre-medicine university studies.

You must graduate from an approved medical school with training in your chosen area of specialization.

You must complete the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and obtain a licence from the licensing authority in the province/territory where you'll work.

You also need to complete an additional period of supervised fieldwork/practical training or specialty residency program. The minimum residency program duration is four years and must be taken at a designated teaching hospital recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

You may also need to complete two additional years of subspecialty training.

Where to study for a career as: Pathologists

Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease Bachelor; Honours
Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology Bachelor; Honours
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University of Cambridge Postgraduate Study
Cambridge, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Biological Science (Pathology) Master
Pathology Doctorate
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Modified on December 15, 2023

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