Technological progress has triggered a demand for radiologist assistants with the specialized skills and the broad knowledge necessary to work effectively in teams of physicians and other health care professionals. Our masters program will will prepare you as an advanced practitioner within the radiology environment trained to take part in the care of patients in this discipline and perform a broad spectrum of minimally invasive radiology-specific procedures.
As a radiologist assistant you’ll function as a critical extension of the supervising Radiologist physican. Through our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach you’ll develop you’ll develop and hone the skills necessary to be a successful RA upon completion of the program.
Our 24 month MHS program for radiology assistants is the only program of its kind in CT and the only one in the country with a board-certified radiologist serving as its director. You’ll receive plenty of hands-on learning in our sophisticated labs, there is a significant clinical component where you’ll have opportunities to work with real patients in sites Quinnipiac arranges in areas including, but not limited to Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Curriculum and Requirements
MS in Radiologist Assistant Curriculum
|PA 502||Medical Terminology: Advanced||2|
|RA 505||Clinical Pharmacology I||3|
and Human Anatomy Lab
|RA 520||Radiation Safety and Health Physics||2|
|RA 518||Imaging Pathophysiology||3|
|RA 530||Image Critique & Pathologic Pattern Recognition I||3|
|RA 532||Interventional Procedures I||3|
|RA 542||Patient Assessment, Management and Education||3|
|RA 545||Research Methods and Design||3|
|RA 531||Image Critique & Pathologic Pattern Recognition II||3|
|RA 535||Interventional Procedures II||3|
|RA 550||Clinical Seminar I||1|
|RA 570||Radiologist Assistant Clinical I||3|
|RA 590||Thesis I||1|
|RA 551||Clinical Seminar II||1|
|RA 571||Radiologist Assistant Clinical II||5|
|RA 591||Thesis II||2|
|RA 552||Clinical Seminar III||3|
|RA 572||Radiologist Assistant Clinical III||5|
|RA 573||Radiologist Assistant Clinical IV||5|
Eligibility for the Program
To qualify for the radiologist assistant MHS program, candidates must have:
- Application form and fee
- Completed their bachelor's degree
- Be a registered radiologic technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- Completed a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care contact post-radiography certification
- Certification in CPR for Healthcare Professionals
- Completed the following prerequisite course requirements:
- 4 credits of chemistry
- 3 credits of college-level mathematics
- 16 credits of biology with labs, including anatomy and physiology
- 3 credits of pathophysiology
The radiologist assistant program does not accept transfer credits, applications for challenge examinations or credits for experiential learning.
The application deadline is April 1. Decisions will be made individually as applications are completed.
For more information about the radiologist assistant program, contact John Candler, academic coordinator, director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For admission information on Quinnipiac graduate programs, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 203-582-8672 or 800-462-1944.