Radiologist assistant program re-accredited

Ramon Gonzalez
Ramon Gonzalez
March 1, 2012 - The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) has granted the radiologist assistant program a five-year extended recognition. The designation allows graduates of the School of Health Sciences program to be eligible for certification as registered radiologist assistants. The AART recognizes 12 educational programs in the United States.

"We have a very good track record," said Ramon Gonzalez, director of the radiology assistant program. "To be re-accredited, you must demonstrate academic and professional success with your graduates."

From the program's inception in 2008, radiologist assistant graduates have had a 100 percent passage rate on national certification examinations.

"We are very satisfied with the quality of our students," Gonzalez said. "I am honored to work with the diagnostic imaging faculty here at Quinnipiac and to be part of the very young and successful RA program."

To have recognition extended by ARRT, radiologist assistant programs must meet recognition criteria that include accreditation and clinical education requirements. Initial recognition may be granted for a period of up to three years, at which time the program must apply again for ongoing recognition.