MHS Pathologists’ Assistant Curriculum
|College-based didactic coursework|
|Histology and Lab|
and Histology Lab
|PA 502||Medical Terminology: Advanced||2|
and Human Anatomy Lab
|PA 515||Human Physiology||4|
|PA 505||Forensic Pathology||2|
|PA 506||Forensic Imaging||2|
|BMS 517||Human Embryology||3|
|PA 511||Human Microscopic Anatomy||4|
|PA 513||Basic Human Pathology I||3|
|PA 535||Disease Mechanisms||4|
|BMS 504||Quality and Safety in Healthcare Organization||3|
|Histochemistry and Lab|
and Histochemistry Lab
|BMS 572||Pathogenic Microbiology||4|
|PA 514||Basic Human Pathology II||3|
|PA 516||Clinical Pathology||4|
|PA 517||Applied Anatomic Pathology||4|
|12-month hospital-based clinical training session|
|PA 520||Autopsy Pathology I||6|
|PA 523||Surgical Pathology I||6|
|PA 521||Autopsy Pathology II||6|
|PA 524||Surgical Pathology II||6|
|PA 522||Autopsy Pathology III||6|
|PA 525||Surgical Pathology III||6|
In addition to the college-based classroom coursework taken during the first year, the student is introduced and oriented to the pathologists’ assistant profession by weekly attendance at clinical and gross conferences during their second year. This facilitates integration of the classroom coursework with intensive clinical training during the second year.
To continue in the pathologists’ assistant program, students must maintain the minimum academic and clinical requirements for the program. Students must achieve the following requirements:
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 following the first didactic year.
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 during each semester of the clinical year.
- Successfully complete all clinical rotations.
Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in probation or dismissal from the program.