Episode 83: Andrea Alvarez – Medical Laboratory Scientist, Pathologists‘ Assistant, Resident Education

Today my guest is Pathologists’ Assistant Andrea Alvarez

What we discuss with Andrea:

  • How she discovered the Medical Laboratory Science field
  • How shadowing led to her interest in anatomic pathology
  • Her experience in PA school
  • How she became gross room manager and her experience at the beginning of the pandemic
  • Her role in training residents
  • The Kubtec Xpert 80 specimen radiography system and some of its features
  • How being a MLS makes her a better PA
  • Her advice for those interested in becoming a pathologists’ assistant

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

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Loma Linda Pathologists’ Assistant Program

Columbia Pathology Department

Kubtec Medical Specimen Imaging


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