Pathology

Admission Information

The Assistant in Pathology program admits students each year in August. The application ends on the last Sunday of May for the class starting in Fall. The program accepts a maximum of two students every academic year.

The application will not be considered if it is incomplete.

Eligibility
Tuition
ESSENTAIL FUNCTIONS
Class Profile
Financial Aid


Eligibility for application:

 Students applying for MSBS in Assistant in Pathology must have:

  • A bachelor of science or health science from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete pre-requisites with minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Pre-requisite
Minimum Semester Credit Hour
Biology with lab
3
Microbiology with lab
3
General Chemistry with lab
3
Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with lab
3
College-level Mathematics
3
College level English Composition
3

 

  • Applicants must have shadowing experience in the medical or forensic autopsy, or have work experience in surgical/autopsy pathology.
  • Complete on-line application form: https://apply.utoledo.edu/prod/bwskalog.p_disploginnew
  • Official transcript for any prerequisites taken from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Three letter of recommendation:

- One from individual who can strongly attest to your potential as a Pathologists’ Assistant, preferably a healthcare professional, and

- One from an academic instructor who can strongly attest to your academic ability.

Recommendation letters cannot be from family member or friend. 

  • A professional statement explaining why you want to be a Pathologists’ Assistant and why the program at the University of Toledo is the right choice for you.
  • Personal resume
  • GRE score is NOT required for admission.
  • All material should be received by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • For general and technical assistance in application process, please contact the Graduate Admission office at 419-530-4723 or onlineadmissions@utoledo.edu

For international applicants, all transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credentialing agency, and submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to College of Graduate Studies Address:

College of Graduate Studies
The University of Toledo
Mail Stop 933
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

The University of Toledo institution code is: 1845

For more information about admission for international students, please visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The personal interview will be with Assistant in Pathology program Admission Committee. The interview process is designed to evaluate each candidate’s communication skills, maturity level, and the understanding of the role of the Pathologists’ Assistant in evolving healthcare environment. All applicants will be notified of their admission status no later than June 15.

The University of Toledo MSBS-Assistant in Pathology Program is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education, employment, membership and contracts, and no differentiation will be made based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or the presence of a disability.

Students admitted into the program are required to maintain a semester and course Grade Point Average of 3.0. The online option is not a choice for the program.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit:

http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/registrar/student_records/advan_credits.html

Transfer Credit Information:

Please visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents/references/transfercredit.html

Tuition:

Fall/Spring                                  Tuition Out-of-State                                 Tuition Surcharge
12-15 credit hours                       $6,714.60/semester                                  $5,168.16/semester
Per credit hour for 16 & more       $559.55/credit hour                                  $430.68/credit hour

Summer                                       Tuition Out-of-State                                 Tuition Surcharge
9-11 credit hours                         $5,035.95/semester                                  $3,876.12/semester
Per credit hour for 12 & more       $559.55/credit hour                                  $430.68/credit hour


For all tuition, fees, withdrawals, and refund policies visit the website at:
http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/treasurer/financebrochure/FINANCEBROCHURE1718.pdf


Essential Functions (Technical Standards)

The program’s objective is to increase opportunities for persons with disabilities, while maintaining the expectation that all students achieve the goals of our programs. The essential functions or technical standards for admission establish the expectations and abilities considered essential for students admitted to the MSBS Assistant in Pathology program in order to achieve the level of competency required for graduation. All students must have at the time of admission, and demonstrate throughout their course of study, a fundamental respect for truth and a commitment to honest reporting of experimental results. In addition, all students admitted to the MSBS program are expected to be able to demonstrate the abilities below:

  • Observation: Candidates must be able to have sufficient attention and accuracy in observation skills in the lecture rooms, demonstrations, procedures and instruments. The applicant must be able to participate in didactic courses and clinical rotations. The applicant must be able to identify changes in color, discrimination of text, numbers, and patterns.
  • Communication:  Candidates must reveal effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills with other students, faculty, and other healthcare providers from different social and cultural personality backgrounds, A candidate should be able to speak, to hear, and to observe in order to provoke information and recognize nonverbal communications. A candidate must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written form with healthcareteam, and accurately follow verbal and written directions.
  • Motor and sensory functions: Candidates should have sufficient sensory and motor function to execute movements reasonably required to conduct all phases of autopsy performance and dissection of surgical specimens. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods, lift and carry up to 40-pound objects, pull, push, reach and bend while performing autopsy and dissection of surgical specimens. Candidates must be compliant with standards, policies and procedures in the clinical rotations, and institution roles.
  • Intellectual reasoning: Candidates should have problem-solving skills, this include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Candidates should be able to realize the 3-D relationships and to understand and imagine the spatial relationships of structures.
  • Behavioral and Social Attributes: Candidates must possess personal qualities that facilitate effective interaction, utilization of mental activities, establish and develop effective professional relationships with faculty, classmates, and other members of healthcare team, demonstrate fair motives, attitudes, and values, have emotional discipline, emotional stability, and appropriate flexibility and adaptability.

    Candidates are urged to ask questions about the program’s technical standards for clarification and to determine whether they can meet the requirements. Questions may be directed to the program director.

    Revealing a disability is voluntary; however, such disclosure is necessary before any accommodations may be considered in the learning environment or in the program’s procedures. Information about disabilities is handled in a confidential manner.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to qualified applicants with a disability in such circumstances and on such terms as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Reasonable accommodations require program and institutional approval. Requests for accommodations must be submitted in writing, allowing sufficient time prior to matriculation for action on these requests, pursuant to Policy 01-061 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability, Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance.


Class profile:

The Assistant in Pathology Admission Committee will accept two students to be enrolled in the program for the current academic year.

Assistant in Pathology 2017 entering class:

Class size
2  
Number of Applicants
21 
Number Interviewed
12
Average GPA
3.3

 

Financial aid:

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Please click http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/  to begin the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) process.

 

Last Updated: 2/16/18