School of Cytotechnology

For more information, please call 304.526.2155

The Cabell Huntington Hospital School of Cytotechnology is affiliated with Marshall University and has been operational since 1969. At that time, it was one of only three schools in the nation to grant a BS Degree in Cytotechnology. The school is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the American Society of Cytopathology in collaboration with The American Society for Cytology. The CHH School of Cytotechnology's current three‐year first‐time pass rate for the ASCP Board of Certification exam is 100%.

Marshall University students are granted a BS degree in Cytotechnology after three years on campus and completion of the clinical year of training at Cabell Huntington Hospital's School of Cytotechnology program. Students not attending Marshall University must already have a degree that includes 20 hours of biological sciences, eight hours of chemistry, and three hours of math before beginning their clinical year.

Left to right: Carla Prater, Joey Saxton, Krista Denning, Steve Adkins, Juli Swolsky

The school is located at Cabell Huntington Hospital, a non-profit hospital with about 300 beds in Huntington, WV. The hospital shares its campus with the Marshall University Medical Center, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and several affiliated centers of care.

The Marshall University Medical Center provides a technologically advanced focal point for clinical teaching, outreach and service programs of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center was established in 2006 through a partnership of Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and provides patient access to experienced professionals and current protocols for cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Services include surgery, robotic surgery, chemotherapy, laboratory testing, clinical trials and support services.

Schedule. The clinical year begins the Tuesday after Memorial Day and concludes the following year at the end of the second week in May. School hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required during the second half of the clinical year for completion of the capstone project (Course 446).

Contact Information

Educational Coordinator: Juli Swolsky, DC, CT (ASCP)
Phone: 304.526.2155
Email: Juli.Swolsky@chhi.org
Address: CHH School of Cytotechnology, 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25701

  • Last updated: 01/26/2016
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