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Julie Day, HTL, was recently appointed as a pathologists’ assistant at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. She is the first board certified pathologists’ assistant in the USA Health System.
Day earned her American Society for Clinical Pathology board certification from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She also received her Master of Health Science from Duke University and her certificate in health assistance at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
A pathologists’ assistant is a highly trained allied health professional who provides various services under the direction and supervision of a pathologist. In 2005, pathologists' assistants became eligible for certification by the ASCP. As of January of 2013, there were 1,770 certified pathologists' assistants in the United States.
Day received her certification in histotechnology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology in 2012. She is a member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
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