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The Pathologists’ Assistant program is the first program of its kind accredited in Canada. Pathologists’ Assistants (PAs) are highly-trained health professionals who work under the supervision of a medically-qualified pathologist providing a broad range of services in anatomic pathology.

The extra technical skills brought to the laboratory by PAs standardize and enhance the overall quality in the practice of anatomic pathology. PAs assume major responsibility for the initial examination and dissection of all surgically removed tissues and, to a variable extent, for the dissection of bodies during post-mortem examination.