What is Pathology

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Requirements for Membership


Who can apply for membership:

A medical practitioner who is:

  • Registered as a specialist pathologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Who , whilst not excluding other conditions, shall include compliance with the terms and conditions of the code of conduct and the guide to utilisation; and
  • Agrees to comply with the requirements regarding the giving of evidence before peer review procedures as set out in the code of conduct and guide to utilisation
  • Willing to comply with the other requirements laid down from time to time by the Executive Committee of the NPG

A person wishing to become a member shall:
  • Complete an application form in which he/she shall be proposed and seconded as a member by two full members in good standing; and
  • Submit proof of his/her registration as specialist pathologist with the HPCSA
  • Pay the prescribed membership fees

An applicant whose application has been approved by a majority of the Executive Committee of the Group shall be entitled to have his/her name entered into the register of members to be kept by the Executive Committee.