Pathologists’ Assistant Program

Program Director: Robert Cottrell   203-582-8676

This program, leading to a Master of Health Science, trains qualified candidates to be pathologists’ assistants. Upon successful completion of their training, graduates are employed by pathologists in hospital laboratories, private laboratories and medical research centers. Currently, there is a nationwide demand for pathologists’ assistants. This demand results from the tremendous explosion in medical information and technology, the demand for new and more sophisticated pathological determinations and a national decline in the number of medical residents in pathology.

The program is a cooperative educational endeavor involving the following:

  • Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus, North Haven, Connecticut
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas, Houston, Texas
  • Clinical Pathology Associates/Ascension Seton Family Health, Austin, Texas
  • Health Network Laboratories, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Northwell Health: Northshore University/Long Island Jewish Medical, Lake Success, New York
  • CT Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Bridgeport Campus, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Greenwich Campus, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nuvance Health, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Nuvance Health, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut
  • Trinity Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • CT State Medical Examiner Office, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Hartford Healthcare - Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hartford Healthcare - St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, Connecticut
  • Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut
  • UCONN Health Hospital, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • UMass Memorial Health Alliance Clinton, Leominster, Massachusetts
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Melrose/Wakefield Healthcare, Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, California
  • Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, New York
  • Denver Health, Denver, Colorado
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
  • NYC Health: Harlem Hospital, New York, New York
  • NYC Health: Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York
  • Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire

The program consists of both classroom and clinical training. Quinnipiac University is a charter member of the Association of Pathologists’ Assistant Training Programs, and its program meets criteria established by the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA). This program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).