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Undergraduate Essay

2024 Undergraduate Essay Competition Title:

"Within the diverse roles in genomics, digital and artificial intelligence in the genomic and digital era, should Pathologists be super sub-specialists or multi-disciplinary generalists?"

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate members of the Society

Deadline date

31 August 2024.

How do I apply?

Email one electronic copy of your essay and one signed copy of the certificate of originality to

Certificate of Originality

For details of how to join the Society please click here

Please read the full terms and conditions before submitting your essay

Scoring Criteria

Winning Essays

2023 (Joint Winner) - "Integration of Digital Pathology and Multi-Omics – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" by Tejas Easwar

2023 (Joint Winner) - "Integration of Digital Pathology and Multi-Omics – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" by Linh Tran

2022 - "Books versus computers - what does the future of pathology education look like?" by Nidhi Vivek

2021 - 'How does understanding pathology help anticipate future healthcare requirements?' by Keisha Davies

2020 - 'A clinical pathologist on every paper......the importance of pathologists in translational medical research' by Precious Jolugbo

2019 - 'Without Pathology, medical education is futile, discuss' by Reiltin Tynan

2018 - 'Does Tumour heterogeneity matter' by Casmir Turnquist 

2017 - 'Discuss how chronic inflammation and the immune system both promote and protect against cancer and how this may be therapeutically modulated" by Sidhant Seth

2016 - 'Discuss recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of non-coding RNA' by Jason Mak

2015 - 'Both clinical and academic pathology are becoming increasinly interdisciplinary in nature. Discuss' by Marco Narajos

2014 - How 'Digital Pathology: Will machines replace the pathologist and a microscope?' by Ankit Bhatt

2013 - How 'personalised' is personalised medicine? What are the challenges for pathology in delivering this for patients? by Kate Sutton

2012 - Pathology has been called 'the hidden science that saves lives'. Discuss how pathology directly impacts on patients, and compare the past, present and possible future effects of pathology on a patient’s journey by Aniruddh Chhabra

2011 - So, what will the pathologist be doing in ten years time? by Timothy Shaw

2010 - The Autopsy Is Dead by Chei Yang Koo

2009 - Molecular Genetics Will Make Histopathologists Redundant by Marie Stolbrink

2008 - Discuss the impact of media and the popular portrayal of pathology on its profile by Andrew Bamber

2007 - There is no place for pathology in modern medical curricula by Kezia Gaitskell, Oxford

2006 - The Conventional Autopsy still has an Important Role in Modern Medicine by Rachna Bajaj

2005 - Understanding the mechanism of disease is the basis of sound medical practice by Kirsten Borthwick, Edinburgh