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Pathologists' Assistant Program Resources: Certification Prep

Online Resources

BOC Study Guides/App

BOC Study Guide Book & App gives you 2,500 practice questions right on your iPhone or Android device. The 5th Edition has been updated and expanded to include new sections on molecular pathology, lab information, safety and more.


USMLE Step 1 study resource for pathology.  There is a free limited version or paid versions to access online videos, get the print book, and more.

QuickPath to Boards

A Facebook page for Group for students to get help with questions about Pathology from faculty and other students offered by the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE). The page will also be used to suggest available pathology study materials. 

ASCP Suggested Reading for Examination Preparation 

Note the library has electronic access to some of these books. Look at the Textbooks tab for more info on how to search ClinicalKey. There are other eBooks you can use on the topics of Anatomy, Histology, Autopsy, Clinical Pathology, and Neuropathology. (Doc revised Feb '18)

Achievable's USMLE Step 1

Achievable's USMLE Step 1 course is a modern, mobile-friendly program for students that like to learn by doing. It is a full Step 1 course that uses spaced repetition-powered quizzes to track and improve your memory retention and mastery of each USMLE Step 1 learning objective. Only $29 (90% off) for Duke students when they sign up using the above link. There is a chapter on Pathology you may find useful.

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