Pathologists' Assistant Program

Pathologists' Assistant Program

Hidden Staff/Faculty: 
Dr. Rex C. Bentley, M.D., Pamela Vollmer, PA (ASCP)

          

Goals & Mission

The Duke University Medical Center’s School of Medicine Pathologists’ Assistant Training Program goal and mission are to train academically qualified individuals to become allied health professionals who provide surgical pathology and autopsy pathology services under the direct supervision of a board certified pathologist.Upon graduation from the Duke PA Program, graduates will be able to...

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About

This professional program consists of two calendar years of training. There are three semesters during the academic year, including summer practical rotations. During the first year, Fall and Spring academic semesters include medical school level courses in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, gross and microscopic human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and pathology.

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DEFINITION & HISTORY

A pathologists’ assistant (PA) is a highly trained allied health professional who provides various services under the direction and supervision of a pathologist. Pathologists' assistants interact with pathologists in a manner similar to physician’s assistants in surgical and medical practice, carrying out their duties under the direction of their physicians. PAs are academically and practically trained to provide accurate and timely processing of a variety of laboratory specimens, including the majority of...

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Contacts
Dr. Rex C. Bentley, MD

Dr. Rex C. Bentley, M.D.

Program Director

Duke University Medical Center

Department of Pathology

DUMC Box 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Pamela Vollmer, PA(ASCP)

Pamela Vollmer, PA (ASCP)

Associate Director

Duke University Medical Center

Department of Pathology

DUMC Box 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-2159

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