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W on transcript?

I want to withdraw from a class, and want to know if PA schools care about W's on transcripts. I already have one. Thanks


Pathologists' Assistant Shadowing in Texas/Oklahoma?

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of places in Texas that allowed PA shadowing. I've been cold-calling different hospitals and labs in...


Updated 16 days ago

Pathologist Assistant - post undergraduate degree - 3 Replies

Some people make it work, other's can't. As a blanket statement, I wouldn't recommend it. I got accepted early and there was time before I...


Updated 18 days ago

Path. Assistant Program Acceptance Statistics? - 6 Replies

Thanks for the information. I appreciate that


Updated 25 days ago

This year's application cycle - 537 Replies

[QUOTE who="AthenaClimbs in Brooklyn, New York"]I know WVU conducts interviews before the application ends. I interviewed with them at the beginning...

Tiredstudent in Maryland

Updated 1 month ago

What was your path getting into a Path Assitant Program? - 8 Replies

Hello! I am a student at Arizona State University working on getting my BS in biology I have about 2.5 more years. The plan is to become a...

atrain in Plano, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

GPA question? - 3 Replies

Do PA schools look at your overall GPA or your core studies GPA? For instance, if I had a 2.8 GPA in sciences/other requirements, but a 3.6 for an...

Sam Kaiserblade in Venice, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

What should I specialize my bachelor's degree in?? - 4 Replies

I am thinking of getting my BS in Medical Studies, and there are a few ways to focus the degree. WHICH WOULD LOOK BEST TO A PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT...

PathAoneday in Arizona

Upcoming Anatomic Pathology Symposium

If you're in the Houston, TX area, or are willing and able to travel, consider attending the All-City Anatomic Pathology Symposium at the Baylor...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 5 months ago

Autopsy prospects - 1 Reply

I am currently looking into PathA programs and am wondering how common it is to find a job just performing autopsies. My background is in osteology...

pathlady in Texas

Updated 8 months ago

Best bachelors degree for the Pathologist Assistant program and other info - 4 Replies

This is my first time using this forum and I have quite of few questions about the pathologist assistant career. I am planning on getting a...

PA2017 in Rialto, California

Updated 9 months ago

Pathologist Assistant Shadowing in Los Angeles - 3 Replies

Hello, I am an aspiring Pathologisy Assistant and looking to shadow a PathA in the Los Angeles, CA. However I am not sure where to start besides...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 9 months ago

Pathology Shadowing Opportunities in Dallas, Texas - 1 Reply

Hello there! Two years ago, I interned in a neuropathology lab, and I became hooked on the research. I'm thinking about attending PathA school...

bananasfoster in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 10 months ago

Non-Traditional Route to Becoming a Pathologist Assistant - 8 Replies

My ultimate goal is to become a pathologist assistant however I need to take a long route to get there. I just graduated with a B.S. in Aquatic and...

MNg07 in Mount Juliet, Tennessee

Updated 10 months ago

Shadowing opportunities in and around Nashville - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I am a recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor in Arts degree in Biology. In preparation to apply to Path A...

bananasfoster in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 10 months ago

Job shadow and volunteer questions - 6 Replies

Hello, I'm interested in becoming a PA. I will graduate next Spring with a BS in biology. I would really like to do a job shadow or internship to...

bananasfoster in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 10 months ago

Juggling the schedules of multiple programs - 4 Replies

I know that most students apply to multiple programs to increase chances of an acceptance, and I was wondering about the logistics of the process. If...

bananasfoster in Kansas City, Kansas

Updated 10 months ago

Anyone familiar with the program at the University of Maryland? - 7 Replies

HI everyone happy 2012! Is anybody familiar with the program at the University of Maryland? My top 3 options are Univ. of Maryland, Duke and...

Julieeee in Seattle, Washington

Updated 11 months ago

How important is "shadowing" experience for admissions? - 8 Replies

Hello, I am planning to apply to 3 universities in the States for the PA program: Rosalind Franklin, Univ. of Maryland and Indiana. I have already...

Brian Erler, MD, PhD in Neptune, New Jersey

Pathologists' Assistant Opportunities Available at the Jersey Shore

Central New Jersey pathology group seeks two Pathologists' Assistants to serve Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. We currently...

Alyssa in Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Accredited Programs on the West Coast (Path A) - 8 Replies

I was wondering if anyone knows of any programs on the West Coast that have plans to or are in the process of seeking accreditation for their Path A...

G$ in Murrieta, California

Updated 14 months ago

Quinnipiac Application Process/Other programs - 144 Replies

Hi, I just submitted my first application to QU for summer 2012 two weeks ago. I was notified about them receiving my application packet but am just...

JunJun in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Updated 19 months ago

Quick Ref Sheet!! - 14 Replies

Hi everyone, While waiting to hear back from schools, I just went ahead and cleaned up my quick ref sheet for the schools I applied for. Here...

Caitlin in East Granby, Connecticut

Updated 19 months ago

Chances of acceptance - 3 Replies

Hi all, I just applied to RSU and Quinnipiac's Pathologists' Assistant program and planning to apply to WVU shortly (once I take my GRE, all the...

yelluq in sacramento, California

Updated 19 months ago

Loma Linda University Pathologists' Assistant Program - 7 Replies

Has anyone considered applying to the LLU Path A program? What do you know about it? Thoughts?

Joseph Goff in Macomb, Michigan

Updated 19 months ago

Question about "Grandfathering" for the experienced NON-Certified PA's - 22 Replies

I am a Non-Certified PA with almost 10 years of experience at a Hospital with 26000 cases and 2 full-time PA's. I am attempting to gather as much...

pathlady in Texas

Career after PA

Hi everyone, I want to start by saying that I am absolutely dedicated to becoming a Path A because it is my ideal career. However, I've heard that...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 20 months ago

Clinical Rotation Sites - 7 Replies

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knew the clinical rotation sites for each program. If not specific locations, do you know which programs have...

LoveAnat in Asheville, North Carolina

Updated 22 months ago

EVMS Path Assistant Program - 23 Replies

Hello, I am a first time path a applicant to EVMS, Duke, UMB, and QU. So far, I am waiting to hear from UMB and interview with EVMS. Has anyone...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 22 months ago

Getting into pathologist assistant school with less than steller GPA - 4 Replies

I am wondering what chances I have, if any, of getting accepted to a pathologist assistant program with a GPA around 2.9 or 3.0. It took me a few...

mlssrssh in Somerville, Massachusetts

Updated 22 months ago

Interested in Wayne State's PA program; Do I have a chance? - 4 Replies

Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here. I am a fourth year student at Wayne State University with a BS in Biological Sciences in progress. ...

Rogansmitt in Wintalk, Florida

Updated 23 months ago

Formaldehyde exposure - 5 Replies

Hi all, I am very interested in pursuing a career as a Pathologists' Assistant, but I have some reservations regarding the long-term effects of...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 23 months ago

Shadowing difficulties - 10 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm having a lot of difficulty in finding a way to shadow a surgical PA (required by RF and WVU). I emailed the APAA months ago and...

Path mama in Oceanside, California

Updated 24 months ago

What do graduate programs like to see? - 1 Reply

Hi all, I am currently 3 semesters away from graduating with my BS in Biology (specialized in Physiology/Pre-Health), and I plan to apply to...


Updated 24 months ago

WVU Pathology Assistant Program - 46 Replies

I have an interview coming up for WVU and I was hoping for some advice on how the interview will go. What kind of questions should I be asking them?...


Updated 24 months ago

Lab experience? - 2 Replies

Hi, I've been reading some of these posts since this summer when I decided I wanted to become a Pathology Assistant. I was wondering how much job...

PathA hopeful in Michigan

Updated 24 months ago

Pathologist's asst. to M.D. or D.O.? - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm just curious if there are any bridge programs that allow patha students to become M.D. or D.O. in a shortened period of time like they do...

AthenaClimbs in Brooklyn, New York


Does anyone know when WVU and QU start conducting interviews?

Future PathA in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 25 months ago

GRE - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm curious what your methodology is for studying for the GRE. I'm studying now and planning on taking it this summer and find some...

Future PathA in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Duke Applicants

Is anyone else anxiously waiting to hear from Duke about their application status? Just want to see who else out there is checking their email daily...

Future PathA in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Duke Applicants

Is anyone else anxiously waiting to hear from Duke about their application status? Just want to see who else out there is checking their email daily...

AthenaClimbs in Brooklyn, New York

Essential Functions Page

This may be a weird question. I'm submitting my application to WVU and I'm confused as to where we upload the signature page of the essential...

Neh23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Applying for PathA: Shadowing Issues + Recommended Courses

Hello, everyone. I've been very interested in the PathA career and I planned on using this year to get some shadowing in before applying for the 2017...

Sray28 in New York

Updated 26 months ago

PA Programs: Clinical Rotations - 1 Reply

I am currently living in Texas, pursuing my undergraduate degree. I plan to apply to several Pathologists' Assistant programs once I'm closer to...

Neh23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 28 months ago

Chances of being accepted to out-of-state PA program? - 1 Reply

I am thinking about applying to several PA programs once I finish my bachelors degree and was wondering what the chances are of being accepted to one...

deannaallen742 in Providence, Utah


Board certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993 Recertified, 2003 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,...

PathA hopeful in Michigan

Updated 29 months ago

Does anyone know what the job market is like? Also, how would I go about finding a path a to shadow? - 2 Replies

I've just discovered this and I'm EXTREMELY interested in applying to these path a programs. However, job offers on indeed, monster, etc. are VERY...

Olivia in Naperville, Illinois

Updated 31 months ago

Autopsies only?? - 12 Replies

Does a PA work mainly with autopsies. I'm thinking of becoming an MT or a PA. I don't like the idea of working with corpses. Can a PA work on the...

Priti in Sunnyvale, California

Updated 34 months ago

Job Shadow in Sacramento, CA - 3 Replies

Hi everyone, I am looking for PathA's willing to let me job shadow in the Sacramento area. I am willing to commute 1-2 hours away for this. I...

caylaj88 in Farmington, Missouri

Updated 34 months ago

Advice before applying to PathA programs - 1 Reply

Hello! I will be graduating in Dec. with a B.S. in Biology, a minor in chem, and a 3.1 gpa. I am very interested in being a pathologist assistant. I...

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