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About the Program

The Pathologists’ Assistant program at UTHSC is a professional entry-level master’s degree program that culminates in the awarding of a Master’s of Health Science (MHS) in Pathologists’ Assistant degree and will prepare students for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) board of certification exam.

Since 2018, the College of Health Professions has been diligently developing a Pathologists’ Assistant program in the Department of Diagnostic Health and Sciences. In July 2021, the Program Director was hired to guide the program through the rigorous Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) approval process. The THEC approval process required complete documentation of UTHSC’s ability to support a new academic program, thorough review of the new curriculum, and a site visit by an independent professional in the field.  The UTHSC Pathologists’ Assistant program received final THEC approval on July 28, 2022. The program is seeking national accreditation by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The first cohort of 6 students will begin classes in January 2023.

The UTHSC campus is located in the heart of the Memphis Medical District, surrounded by more than a dozen teaching and research hospitals, colleges and healthcare laboratories. The campus is located just two miles from the Beale Street Historic District. 

Jul 28, 2022