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Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) Our Students & Alumni

Rachel Olk - Class of 2023

"Drexel’s Pathologists’ Assistant program stood out to me from the beginning of my search. The curriculum focuses on making connections between what is learned in the classroom and practical applications during rotations. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge rather than simply memorizing." Read more.

Rachel Olk, Drexel Pathologists’ Assistant Class of 2023

Britni Stowell - Class of 2020

"The combined didactic and clinical work in this program will give you the skills and confidence for success as a PA. It will also give you a really large network of people to reach out to for the continued growth of your PA career." Read more.

Britni Stowell: Drexel Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) Program Alum

Steven Vanko - Class of 2020

"In my opinion, the practical year offered by Drexel and the affiliates is unmatched by other programs. The ability to learn from so many different people, who each have different styles and skills, is a gift." Read more.

Steven Vanko, MS in Pathologists' Assistant Alum

Ian Sue-Chue-Lam - Class of 2018

Overall, my experience was very positive. I felt like I learned more about the whole process of grossing and histology than I would have at other schools. I had the opportunity to gross, embed, cut, stain and histologically examine specimens all before I reached my practical year. Drexel's curriculum is truly comprehensive. Read more.

Ian Sue-Chue-Lam, Drexel University College of Medicine, MS in Pathologists' Assistant, Class of 2018

Emily Loter, MS, PA (ASCP) - Class of 2015

My experience in the Pathologists' Assistant program at Drexel University was outstanding! The curriculum is demanding, but you are set up for success from the very beginning. The classes are small, the professors are terrific and always available, and the program is well designed and well executed. There are so many resources and opportunities available through Drexel. My favorite was being a student delegate to the Annual AAPA meeting! The clinical year gave me the confidence of knowing that I was a competent pathologists' assistant, and ready to enter the workforce. I even had a job lined up before graduation!

Emily K. Wagner, MS, PA(ASCP) - Class of 2012

I graduated from the Pathologists' Assistant program at Drexel University College of Medicine in the spring of 2012. In my time working as a pathologists' assistant I have come to understand how invaluable the education and experience I received at Drexel has been. The small class size and individual instruction, as well as the multiple rotation sites, were paramount in preparing me for my position as the only PA working for six pathologists. Having multiple rotations allowed me to see and have hands-on experience with a much wider range of specimens than I would have if I'd only been able to rotate at one or two institutions or if I had to rotate simultaneously with other students. It also exposed me to multiple dictation styles, computer systems and lab environments, which gave me the ability to adapt quickly to any type of pathology practice.

There is no better feeling than walking into a new job and knowing that you are fully prepared to succeed; I give full credit to the excellent education and wide range of exposure I received in the Pathologists' Assistant program at Drexel for my continuous success in the field.

Graduate students in the Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) program at Drexel University College of Medicine.