Pathologists’ Assistant Day - April 14
Sun, Apr 14, 2024

Pathologists’ Assistant Day

Pathologists Assistant Day is an American professional holiday dedicated to pathology assistants. These professionals examine laboratory specimens, assist with body examinations and autopsies, complete documentation, and more. The holiday is celebrated each year on April 14 to thank pathology assistants for their work.


The history of Pathologists Assistant Day has a long history. The first event that gave impetus to the subsequent development of pathologists occurred in 1922. At that time, the A.S.C.P. was founded in Chicago. Its main activities included training people with subsequent certification and information activities to attract more people to them. That’s when the first assistant pathologists began to appear, assisting certified specialists in their arduous work of examining the body, finding causes of death, examining lab specimens obtained, and more.

The founders of the A.S.C.P. created the American Association of Pathologists Assistants (A.A.P.A.) on April 14, 1972, to promote the profession by training new personnel who could later become certified as pathologists and work in higher positions.

Interesting facts

  • Today the A.A.P.A. includes about 2,000 members.
  • More than 1,500 assistant pathologists are trained each year.

How to celebrate

Congratulate family and friends if they work or have worked as pathology assistants. Let them tell you more about their work. Would you like to work in this field yourself?

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it!

When is Pathologists’ Assistant Day celebrated in 2024?

Pathologists’ Assistant Day is observed on April 14 each year.


Sunday April 14 2024
Monday April 14 2025
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