Anisa I. Kanbour School of Cytotechnology -
Education Program

The education is conducted under the close supervision of experienced cytopathologists and cytotechnologists of Magee-Womens Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The school is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) of the American Society of Cytopathology. The 12-month program begins in July of each year and combines both didactic and practical training. The curriculum includes instruction in the collection, preparation and interpretation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytologic material. Students gain practical experience by means of systematic rotation through the up-to date laboratories of Magee and UPMC. Students who graduate from the program are eligible to take the national certification examination of the Board of Registry given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.