The Pathologists’ Assistant Program matriculates students only into the Summer Term each year. Applications are reviewed at regular intervals during the admissions cycle until the class is filled. For maximum consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and materials as early as possible. To initiate the application process, you must submit all of the following items to the Office of CHP Admissions.
Application Opens: August
Application Form: Postmarked deadline of February 28
Supporting Materials: Postmarked deadline of February 28
At the close of the application you will be required to submit a $55.00 payment through PayPal.
Obtain official transcripts signed and sealed by the registrar of each college or university you have attended; this includes community or junior colleges where coursework may have been transferred to a 4-year university. Only official transcripts submitted in signed and sealed envelopes from the issuing institution will be accepted.
Applicants that are currently enrolled or plan on enrolling in courses prior to matriculation, if accepted, will need to complete the Current/Planned Coursework Form
Applicants who have completed coursework at a college or university outside of the U.S. must submit an official, course-by-course evaluation with degree equivalency for this work. This must be mailed directly to RFUMS from one of the following services:
World Education Services (WES)
Education Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Two letters of recommendation are required from professionals and/or academicians who know you well (i.e. pre-health advisors/committees, professors, or supervisors). Accepted students normally will have observed and received a letter of recommendation from either a Pathologists’ Assistant or Pathologist. Letters of recommendation must be signed, placed in a sealed envelope, and have that person’s signature across the seal of the envelope. A recommendation form
has been provided for you; however, if the recommender chooses not to utilize our form, he/she must use the appropriate letterhead stationary and envelope of the agency or university for which he/she works or teaches.
Standard Test Scores
TOEFL Scores - An official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
is required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency. This test must have been taken within the last two years, and scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ww.toefl.org). This requirement may be waived, at the University's discretion, for applicants who have been full time students in a United States college or university for two consecutive years or who are from countries in which English is the primary language.
Please attach a copy of your Resume/CV including the following information:
•Educational History (colleges attended and degrees earned)
•Any employment or volunteer experiences in a health care setting
•Any additional employment experiences and/or research experience
•College extracurricular activities, honors, and leadership responsibilities
•Community activities, honors, and leadership responsibilities
•Research experience, publications, or presentations.
Please attach an essay that addresses the following question: “If you were a cancer, which would you be, and why?”
Please forward all documents to:
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
CHP Admissions Office
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
NOTE: Re-applicants must resubmit all of the above. The Office of CHP Admissions will not reuse transcripts, letters of recommendation, or GRE score reports submitted for previous application cycles.