Missions and Goals

The mission of Assistant in Pathology program is to provide a comprehensive didactic and clinically educational program necessary to develop highly skilled, well-educated, Pathologists’ Assistants who are capable of providing high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care services in a variety of settings.

Goals of the Program

Graduates from the Pathologists’ Assistant Program are assumed to demonstrate the following:

  1. Entry-level competencies necessary for high-quality pathologist’s assistant in a dynamic health care delivery system.
  2. An understanding of the principles of scientific inquiry and research design, as well as the ability to apply these principles, to read critically, and interpret the literature in order to and enhance the delivery of healthcare.
  3. An ability to incorporate the basic principles of education and teaching-learning into techniques which benefit the patient and improve healthcare outcomes. 
  4. Attitudes and skills which exemplify a commitment to personal growth and development of the profession.
  5. Attitudes and skills which demonstrate awareness of cultural and individual differences.
  6. An ability to provide evidence-based knowledge in presenting and discussing clinical cases.
  7. Utilize appropriate modern technology for benefit of the patient and healthcare.  


Last Updated: 3/11/21