ACB members meeting the eligibility criteria below can ask the ACB for automatic registration on the European Register of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine.
- Minimum 9 years (ideally 10) of academic (4/5 years) and specialist (4/5 years) training
- HCPC or GMC registration
- Education and training to standards set in the EFLM syllabus (for ACB members this is considered as being a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists)
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Pharmacy or Science
- Evidence of participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- An exit qualification (postgraduate certificate) which meets the EFLM “Equivalence of Standards” as indicated below in the curriculum requirements
Curriculum content to include:
- General chemistry of at least 35%
- General chemistry plus haematology of at least 65%
- Flexibility as to the remaining 35%, including general chemistry, haematology, microbiology, and genetics and IVF in a proportion consistent with the requirements in the country of destination
*For those who do not have FRCPath in Chemistry it may still be possible to join the EuSpLM register directly with the EFLM :: European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.
Benefits of registration
- Use the title “European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine” and the abbreviation “EuSpLM” after their name
- Receive a certificate as evidence that they are a registered European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
- Quote the registration on their CV to indicate that they have achieved and maintained a high level of competence in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine recognised throughout the European Union
- Receive information about the practice of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine within the European Union
- Expect a warm welcome when visiting a laboratory in any European Union country
From 1st January 2023, all paying Members of the ACB are automatically enrolled on the EFLM Academy, a benefit of which is to permit entry for members who qualify to the European Register of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine (EuSpLM) free-of-charge on request.
Contact the ACB team for further information