Our Students & Alumni
"My two years in the program passed by very quickly and in coming to the end of my time at Drexel I can easily say I am very pleased this was the program I chose. Even though the academic year was challenging I felt like it provided me with all the necessary tools going into my clinical year. One thing I really value about Drexel’s program is the ability to have close connections with the teachers."
"I had amazing relationships with my classmates: we would study together, eat lunch together, go to weekly trivia together and support each other. Drexel does not foster a competitive environment and instead supports a collaborative environment amongst the students."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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.