Pathologists' Assistant Program of Study

The program is 23.5 months long, beginning with the start of the medical school academic year in August of each year (see current Duke Medical School Bulletin for exact dates). Students take most of their first year basic science courses in the School of Medicine with medical students. The first year provides a broad, graduate level background in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, gross and microscopic human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology. In the second year, students train in small group and one-on-one experiences with Pathology Department faculty and staff, and participate in external rotations.