Radiologist Assistant Program
Program Contact: John Candler 203-582-6205
The Radiologist Assistant pathway was developed by the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to meet the increasing demands of imaging technology. Radiologist assistants function as physician extenders whose focus is strictly within the radiology department. They provide expanded patient management, perform complex procedures and conduct research and teaching. One of the radiologist assistant’s most important functions is providing direct patient care including preprocedure consultations and procedure preparation. In clinical practice, the radiologist assistant works under the supervision of a board-certified radiologist. The Radiologist Assistant program at Quinnipiac University is formally recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Clinical experiences enable students to apply the knowledge learned in the first two semesters of the program. In total, the program requires approximately 2,100 hours of clinical experience. Quinnipiac provides all clinical placements and clinical preceptors throughout the program. Clinical placements include sites in Massachusetts and New York. Students are responsible for travel, housing and all other expenses related to clinical rotations.