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Anatomical Pathology Training Program

Australia’s most comprehensive training program for anatomical pathologists.

NSW Health Pathology is committed to attracting, training and retaining the next generation of anatomical pathologists (APs).

The NSW Anatomical Pathology Training Program employs the most AP trainee medical officers in Australia.

We partner with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, other NSW Health agencies and private pathology providers to give our trainees access to high quality training across a range of facilities and services.


Know a junior medical officer (JMO) who’d make a great anatomical pathologist?

Anatomical Pathology training takes five years for doctors to complete and the NSW training program is one of the most comprehensive in Australia.

We employ approximately 120 junior doctors each year in trainee medical officer positions across NSW, mostly in AP.

We recently added resident medical officer (RMO) positions to give junior doctors a 12-week experience in AP before they embark on their pathology career via the Annual Medical Recruitment process.

2024 Anatomical Pathology Meet and Greet

Our annual Meet and Greet for current and future AP trainees was held at Westmead Hospital Educational Precinct on June 21st 2024. Dr Lisa Parker gave an overview of the application process and the audience heard presentations from staff specialists and current trainees at all 20 training labs across NSW.

The collated slides from the ppt presentations are here. The recordings from last year's Meet and Greet are still available to view below.

View the presentation slides from this year's event here.

2023 Anatomical Pathology Meet and Greet

More than 70 junior medical officers (JMOs) and medical students attended our Anatomical Pathology Meet and Greet at Westmead on 23 June 2023.

The annual Meet and greet is our flagship recruitment event for those considering an AP career. It’s also a chance for current AP trainees to learn more about the range of AP facilities they can work in.

Attendees heard from Chief Pathologist Dr Michael Whiley, RCPA Education Officer Kathy Robinson and speakers from 20 training facilities about what to expect, including two new trainee positions that will be offered for the first time at our brand new AP lab at Coffs Harbour, with accommodation included.

Missed out? Don’t worry, you can watch these two recordings of the event or view our presentation slides.


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Phone: (02) 9412 8228

Dr. Michael Whiley
Dr. Michael Whiley

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Dr. Lisa Parker
Dr. Lisa Parker

Anatomical Pathology Training Coordinator

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