Guy’s and St Thomas’ Dermatopathology Visiting Professional Programme offers international clinicians the opportunity to experience the largest dedicated skin pathology centre in the UK.


Our dermatopathology laboratory is the largest dedicated skin pathology centre in the UK, with vast experience in complex and rare cases.

We are a major referral centre for both general and specialist dermatopathology. More than 14,000 cases a year are processed by the laboratory and reviewed by specialist consultant dermatopathologists.

We provide support for the Mohs micrographic surgery unit, which involves the removal of facial skin cancer. The Mohs unit is now one of the largest units within the UK for this service.

We have a growing reputation in the study of lymphoma and melanoma, and offers extensive laboratory tests and investigations in these areas.

Who can apply

This programme is intended for non-U.K. doctors looking for exposure to a dermatopathology department.

Visitors can apply for an observership programme. Those wishing to apply must have GMC registration. You can apply for GMC registration directly through the main GMC website, alternatively The Royal College of Physicians run a medical training initiative which facilitates GMC registration and provides sponsorship for a Tier 5 visa. You can find out more about their Medical Training Initiative by visiting their website.

Programme duration

It is recommended to undertake a placement of at least four weeks.


A course fee per week will be applied; this fee excludes accommodation and travelling expenses. To find out the fee amount please email

Please note

Clinicians are able to offer bursaries or discounted placements on an individual basis. This is at the discretion of the Directorates of GSTT and does not affect the terms and conditions of the Visiting Professional Programme agreements.

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The Visiting Professional Programme in dermatopathology is the best opportunity to learn dermatopathology closely from the leading experts in the field

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