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Updated 11 hours ago

Non-Traditional Route to Becoming a Pathologist Assistant - 6 Replies

I don't think anyone has ever asked me why I didn't go for a histotech certification instead, even though it does make more sense. My university...


Updated 4 days ago

Shadowing opportunities in and around Nashville - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="PathAoneday in Arizona"]There's a Pathologists' Assistants page on Facebook. If you're looking for a shadowing opportunity, I recommend...


Updated 13 days ago

Job shadow and volunteer questions - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="H W in College Station, Texas"]I am looking to shadow a Pathologists Assistant in the houston or austin area but have been getting no...


Updated 21 days ago

Juggling the schedules of multiple programs - 4 Replies

Bit outdated, but I got a response from Maryland around early-mid March. Their app deadline is Feb 1.


Updated 21 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Priyanka in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland"]I am planning to apply at university of maryland PA program. I haven't heard anyone graduated...


Updated 22 days ago

This year's application cycle - 449 Replies

[QUOTE who="Min Kim in san antonio, Texas"]Hi does anyone know when U. Maryland starts? I know it's sometime in July but does anyone have the exact...

Julieeee in Seattle, Washington

Updated 1 month 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 4 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 4 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...

djcazador in Claremont, California

Updated 5 months ago

Pathologist Assistant Shadowing in Los Angeles - 2 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...

JunJun in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Updated 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 16 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 18 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 19 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 21 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 24 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 24 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...

Phil Levi in Indianapolis, Indiana

Chances of Acceptance?

Hi my name is Phil. I am a long time lurker and first time poster. I have worked as a lab assistant/technician for 4 years and I am currently...

Sray28 in Plattsburgh, New York

Updated 25 months ago

Shadowing Opportunity in Riverside County - 1 Reply

Hello! I am currently looking for a shadowing opportunity in the Riverside County area. I'm going to be applying to a PA program this year and...

RobertCast in Cork, Ireland

Updated 26 months ago

What are typical pathology assistant salaries? - 1128 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

AustinGal2015 in Austin, Texas

Updated 26 months ago

Rosalind Franklin Interview - 57 Replies

So I just got confirmation that I have been offered an interview for Rosalind Franklins PA program. I am very excited but also nervous since it will...

caylaj88 in Farmington, Missouri

Updated 26 months ago

IUPUI info? - 2 Replies

I am applying to IUPUI with semi-hope that I get an interview. I have an MS degree, a first-author publication, had a Master's fellowship, and did a...

Sray28 in Plattsburgh, New York

Updated 26 months ago

Shadowing Opportunity - 2 Replies

Hello all! I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I'm currently a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh and I want to be a pathologists assistant....

Julia Pa in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 27 months ago

Path. Assistant Program Acceptance Statistics? - 5 Replies

I'm a Junior student and am preparing to start applying to Path. Assistant programs next winter. I was hoping anyone who has gone through one of the...

njbiodude in New Jersey

Updated 30 months ago

Opinions and Options - 8 Replies

Hi everyone. I am a long time lurker and a first time poster. I currently work in a small hospital with a Unified Science Degree (Physics,...


Updated 30 months ago

Current job options - 1 Reply

I'm curious to know the market for this field. I'm currently an MLS and if you dont care about good hours or pay (relative to schooling) theres tons...

Melissa in Orlando, Florida

Updated 31 months ago

AAPA Questions NY Licensure of PAs - 11 Replies

The latest news about the AAPA's desire to negotiate with New York over licensure of Pathologist's Assistants is below. What are your thoughts? Is...

Cloudsx in Michigan

Updated 31 months ago

Any non-BS degree Pathology Assistant applicants? - 2 Replies

Any non-BS applicants out there who applied to PA school for their masters? What was the result? Would a BA degree with additional science classes be...

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