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Updated 5 days ago

Question about "Grandfathering" for the experienced NON-Certified PA's - 16 Replies

I have the same dilemma as most of you have. I will be attending ASCP convention this Oct-6-8, 2014. Would you think someone from BOC will listen to...


Pathologist Assistant Jobs in Minnesota

I am interested in becoming a Pathologist Assistant and working in Minnesota. I have searched for job openings around the U.S. just to get an idea of...


Updated 19 days ago

Quinnipiac Application Process/Other programs - 158 Replies

Hey, I am going to Quinnipiac in July for my interview. I am really excited and nervous. Has anyone been interviewed for the class of 2017? If so,...

Current student

Updated 2 months ago

Rosalind Franklin Interview - 55 Replies

Congratulations Mandy. You chose a great field to go into and a great school.


Updated 3 months ago

Job Shadow in Sacramento, CA - 2 Replies

Hi Estelle, please shoot me an email at and I'll get back to you!


Shadowing in Philadelphia

Hi all, I am looking to apply to PA school this summer and am researching opportunities to shadow in the Philadelphia region. I have spent one day...


Updated 5 months ago

Path. Assistant Program Acceptance Statistics? - 4 Replies

Acceptance Numbers: It varies greatly. The AAPA website has some invaluable information on each school (

PathA Enthusiast

Drexel University Sacramento - Pathologists' Assistant Program Accepting Applications

For those interested, Drexel University Sacramento will be hosting an applicant informational webinar for the Pathologists' Assistant Program. ...

Sam Kaiserblade

Updated 11 months ago

What are typical pathology assistant salaries? - 1195 Replies

[QUOTE who="PathLA in Los Angeles, California"]We can only hope these cuts shut down all POL's and Derm Path labs. GI doctors have no business...


Updated 11 months ago

Finding Pathologists' Assistants willing to give shadowing experience - 2 Replies

Thank you so much for your advice. I will try the county coroner for sure. Thanks again!


Updated 12 months ago

Getting accepted to a Pathologists Assistant program. - 2 Replies

I don't think pathA programs care so much about where you take your classes.. as long as you do well and have a well-rounded application. Make sure...

FS in Lynbrook, New York

Updated 12 months ago

Waitlisted at Drexel 2012 - 9 Replies

Hey everyone! My name is Matt, and I was just unfortunately put on the waitlist for 2012. Is there anyone out there that can help a scientist who...

Char in San Francisco, California

Updated 13 months ago

How's the job outlook? How's the field? - 5 Replies

Thinking about becoming a PA and was wondering if the job outlook is decent. If you are a PA, do you like your job?

Sara L123 in bayside, New York

Updated 13 months ago

Interview with West Virgina!! - 1 Reply

Hello Everyone I just found out today that I have an interview at the University of West Virginia for there Pathologist assistant program. I am...

PathAssist in Los Angeles, California

Updated 13 months ago

Accredited Programs on the West Coast (Path A) - 6 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...


Updated 14 months ago

Rosalind Franklin Interview - 74 Replies

So I have an interview coming up next Thursday at Rosalind Franklin University for the Pathologist Assistant program. I have a few questions for...

Bianca in Knysna, South Africa

Bachelor of Science graduate

I have just received my Bachelor's degree in South Africa last year December. Is there anyway to get a Pathologist's Assistant job without getting...

James Pa in Souderton, Pennsylvania

About to graduate with a BS im MLS

Going to work on the bench for a few years see where it goes But the school i'm graduating from will open a Pathologist Assistant program in a...

Sam in New York, New York

Did you get accepted without an interview?

I'm guessing this is highly unlikely but I'm just curious. I am fully expecting (hoping) to get an interview for Wayne State this summer but I just...

Sam in New York, New York

Updated 15 months ago

Going to PathA school 8 years after graduating with a BS - chances of getting in? - 4 Replies

Hi guys! I'm 30 years old and looking to apply to Wayne State Uni's PA program for Fall of 2013. I have a BS in genetics from MSU with an abysmal...

yellowpens in Portland, Oregon

Updated 15 months ago

Pathologist's assistant program tuition - 3 Replies

Hi, I am graduating with a degree in Biology and i'm interested in the PA programs at different schools. I have been reading up on all the...

Double Dee in Columbia, South Carolina

Updated 15 months ago

Qualifications for getting into Pathology Assistant school - 5 Replies

Hello I am very Interested in becoming a Pathologist Assistant. However I am rather nervous about if I would be a good canadite to be accepted into a...

MandyPR in San Juannull

Updated 15 months ago

UMB Admissions - 1 Reply

I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with applying to the pathologists assistant program at University of Maryland, Baltimore. I'm...

Yorkster in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 16 months ago

Working while in Path A program? - 1 Reply

I think, for the most part, many students fool themselves in thinking 'there's no way I can work, I have to devote 100% of my free time to studies' ...


Updated 17 months ago

Successful Applicant Statistics? - 1 Reply

Hi- You've asked questions scattered all over the chart. What information are you looking for? I have been a PA since 1988 and really like working...

krusten in Madison, Wisconsin

Nontraditional background - Any hope?

This forum seems to suggest that most Path A students were in the clinical lab sciences prior to gaining acceptance to their Path A program. I...

Sarita in College Station, Texas

Any internatinal student applying/studying/completed Path A program?

I am recently thinking about taking Path A as a career. I am a foreign medical graduate (also did my residency in pathology) but away form college...

Jess in Sylmar, California

Am I taking a correct route?

Hello everyone! Well, I am currently attending a community college and just changed my major to biology. All I need is to take all the science...

Emily in East Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 18 months ago

Pathologist Assistant shadowing opportunities - western MA or CT - 1 Reply

Hi there, Any PA's in western MA or CT willing to let me tag along for a day or half a day? Trying to learn as much as I can about the...

jesstorr90 in Brandon, Florida

Text books

Hi guys! I'm studying to take the ASCP's histotechnician test these are the recommended books to use to study does anybody have any of these books...

Di in Ottawa, Ontario

Letter of intent for applying Pathology Assistant school

I am preparing the application of the Pathologists’ Assistant Program in Canada. This program is very competitive, the applicant requested to submit...

PA in Rockville Centre, New York

Updated 18 months ago

AAPA Questions NY Licensure of PAs - 10 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...

Mandy8 in Aurora, Colorado

Lab experience?

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...

zoology_pathA_2015 in Kent, Ohio

Applying to pathologists assitant programs, helpful minors...

Hi :) I'm currently a zoology major at Kent State with a pre-med focus. My GPA is a 3.5, I volunteer at a local hospital, and I'm currently working...

Kristen330 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Looking for someone to shadow around Ann Arbor

Hi my name is Kristen and I'm very interested in becoming a pathology assistant. I'm hoping someone in the greater Ann Arbor (I might go as far as...

jmb2342 in Henrietta, New York

Updated 22 months ago

WVU Pathology Assistant Program - 43 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?...

Sam Kaiserblade in Venice, Florida

Updated 22 months ago

PA observation in Fort Wayne. IN - 1 Reply

Hi, I applied to IUPUI's Pathologists' Assistant program last year, and I am looking to apply to several Pathologists' Assistant programs for 2013....

mac2010 in boston, Massachusetts

PA Job Outlook in Chicago

Does anyone have any insight on the general job outlook for pathAs in the Chicago area?

smitha7 in Columbia, South Carolina

Personal Statements for Pathologist Assistant program application!

Does anybody else hate when you have to answer the question of why you would like to become a pathologist assistant. I just find those types of...

Michael in Brunswick, Georgia

Updated 23 months ago

Help finding a Pathologist Assistant to shadow in South Carolina!!! - 5 Replies

I will be graduating with my Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina in August and I am looking to apply to the...

Zeee in Pennsylvania

Interested in becoming a pathologist assistant

Hello I was looking for some advice. I'm really interested in becoming a pathologist assistant. Growing up, I thought I would end up as a doctor,...


Updated 25 months ago

Want to learn more about being an assistant.... - 24 Replies

Hi, I am going to be coming out of high school in a few months, and I wanted to know more about what education I know, what schools I should go to,...

tamparrish in Los Angeles, California

Help finding a Pathology Assistant to Shadow in Los Angeles

Hey, Does anyone know of a Pathology Assistant in the Los Angeles area that I can reach out to about shadowing? I contacted the the AAPA, still...

lalala in Los Angeles, California

Updated 26 months ago

Pathologist's Assistants in the West Coast? - 2 Replies

Are there many job opportunities in the West Coast to find someone to shadow? I live in Southern California and I can't seem to find anyone to...

Takayoshi in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 26 months ago

How important is "shadowing" experience for admissions? - 5 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...

Madi in Columbus, Ohio

UMB July 2012!!

I was just wondering if there are any other PA students accepted to Maryland for this year looking around on here. I haven't heard a lot from the...

Michael in Brunswick, Georgia

Updated 26 months ago

Orchard Software - 2 Replies

Hi all- Does anyone out there use Orchard Software? If you do, can you comment on how you like it? What do you not like about it? What would...

Michael in Brunswick, Georgia

Updated 27 months ago

Top pathology assistant skills needed to get the job. - 4 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every pathology assistant must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your pathology...

annomy in atlanta, Georgia

Updated 27 months ago

WVU Path A Program - 3 Replies

Anyone hear about interviews for the class starting in 2013?

ANLef in Dublin, Pennsylvania

Updated 27 months ago

Question about this field - 1 Reply

Hey I'm new to this board and I just wanted to ask a few questions. I graduated last May with a degree in Biology and a 3.2 gpa (2.95 in science...

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