The Pathologists’ Assistant program at Tulane University School of Medicine is a two-year, full-time professional program that currently accepts 8 students per academic year. The program begins in January of each year.
The Admission Committee will review complete applications and consider shadowing experience in surgical and autopsy pathology settings, work experience, letters of recommendation, pre-requisite courses, and grade point average. While academic achievement is important, knowledge of the profession, the ability to communicate, and personal qualities including motivation, integrity, and professionalism are equally important. Consequently, the Admission Committee will give great weight to letters of recommendation, work and shadowing experience, personal interviews, and grades.
Once accepted, students will take two years of didactic and clinical courses. Our students receive a broad range of clinical exposure in surgical pathology, clinical pathology, and autopsy pathology under the guidance of experienced pathologists’ assistants, anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathologists, as well as laboratory specialists. The professional curriculum is arranged with the presumption that students devote their full time and energy to their university experience. Students are encouraged to limit their outside employment during the program.