Passage rate on certification exam and job placement rate for UToledo students in the assistant in pathology master’s program.
Pathologists’ assistants are highly trained allied-health professionals who process laboratory specimens under the direction and supervision of a pathologist. The position is similar to a physician assistant, who works under the direction of physicians.
The University of Toledo’s full-time, 22-month master’s degree program includes classroom and clinical experiences. Graduate students work under the direct supervision of board-certified pathologists and ASCP-certified pathologists' assistants.
Our program offers practical training in:
Graduates are required to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) exam to practice as certified pathologists’ assistants.
Perfect passage rate. 100% of our graduates have passed the ASCP certification exam on their first attempts.
Experienced faculty who practice in the field and are active researchers.
State-of-the-art Health Science Campus. Students in the assistant in pathology program attend classes with students in UToledo’s physician assistant program. They learn in UToledo’s advanced anatomy labs and innovative simulation center — one of the best in the U.S.
100% of UToledo graduates in the master's pathology assistant program in the past few years found positions as pathology assistants or in related field positions within a year of graduation.
UToledo’s robust curriculum includes didactic studies and practical, hands-on experience in anatomic pathology.
Students have the opportunity for practical, hands-on learning in both medical and forensic autopsy services, as well as practical work experience in surgical pathology. During clinical rotations, students receive exposure to a wide range of experiences as they rotate through various laboratories.
Assistant in Pathology Master's Program Sample Classes
All our students work with their advisors on a scholarly project (a literature review or a practice-based study). Our students are encouraged to present their projects at our annual departmental Goldblatt Scientific Day and at national meetings, such as the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants.