Histopathology at WGH

Histopathology at WGH



  • On Day 1, only the ST1 and new starts to Lothian trainees assigned to WGH will attend the corporate induction at WGH.

  • On Days 2 and 3, all SE Scotland ST1s and FY1 trainees will attend the Departmental induction at RIE (see RIE page for further information).

Day 1 Wednesday

(ST1, and any other new Starts to the Department)

  • Corporate induction

  • Departmental induction following corporate induction:

    • Meet Dr Ashley Graham (Consultant Pathologist) at WGH after corporate Induction before being directed to relevant personnel

    • Meet secretaries

    • Meet Patricia Nimmo – Computer access, Badge, book TRAK training, leaves application forms, STSS

    • Meet assigned Clinical Supervisors

Day 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday


  • Attend RIE Pathology Department for induction to the Laboratory

  • Meet Dr Chee Thum (Consultant Pathologist) at RIE at 8:55am before being directed to relevant personnel.

Local teaching

At the WGH, there are a number of informal teaching activities including team consensus meetings. These are held throughout the week around the multiheader microscope in the seminar room.

There are several Multidisciplinary team meetings which the Pathology teams at the WGH contribute to. You are welcome to attend any of these; please speak to the relevant consultant, who can let you know where these take place.




  • 8:30am to 11:30am: Breast MDM, Breast Unit seminar room WGH

  • 8:30am (every 3 months): Neuroendocrine tumour MDM, Oncology seminar room WGH

  • 8:45am to 9:15am Unknown primary MDM, Radiology seminar room WGH

  • 1:45pm to 2:30pm: Ardmillan breast screening teleconference

  • 2pm: Skin lymphoma MDM, 3rd Monday of each month, Pathology seminar room WGH


  • 8:30am to 11:30am: Breast MDM, Breast Unit seminar room WGH

  • 4pm to 5pm: Paediatric GI CPC, alternate weeks, Pathology seminar room WGH


  • 8:30am: Breast MDM (St John’s cases), Breast Unit seminar room WGH

  • 9am to 11am: Urology MDM, Oncology seminar room WGH

  • 1:30pm: Ardmillan Breast Screening


  • 8am to 9:30am: Colorectal MDM, Oncology seminar room WGH

  • Midday to 2pm: Lymphoma MDM, Breast seminar room WGH.

  • 2pm to 4pm: Skin combined clinic and CPC (monthly), Dermatology department, Lauriston Building.


  • 8:30am to 9:30am: Skin cancer MDM, Oncology seminar room WGH

  • 9am: Breast MDM (Borders cases), WGH

  • 1pm: Neuro-oncology MDM, WGH

  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Inflammatory bowel disease MDM, Pathology seminar room WGH