Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 

Program Type:  Certificate

Program Length:    76 Weeks

Day Class:   03/22/2019

Eve Class:   09/23/2019

Day Schedule:   Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Eve Schedule:   Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM –  9:30 PM

Program Description

Certificate Program (121.5 Quarter Credits / 76 Weeks / 1950 Clock Hours ) 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Medical Career Institute is programmatically accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Enrolling students need to refer to credentialing agency requirements in order to check credentialing exam eligibility. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level ultrasound technicians, and work effectively in the health care environment. Program includes well balanced on-campus classroom hours, on-campus (work-simulated) imaging laboratory component, off-campus integrated patient care clinical experience and clinical externship. Clinical sites include hospitals, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Admission Requirements

  • All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.

  • All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card

  • All candidates must possess at a minimum a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing   graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.

  • All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.

  • All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.

  • All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.

  • Specific Program’s enrollment requirements may vary. College Degree, College Credits, Admission’s Assessment Exam, Health Clearance and Immunizations, Cleared Background Check, Negative Drug Screening Results may be required prior to the program acceptance.

Additional Admission Requirements

Candidates enrolling into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program that do not possess a college degree must have at least 40 college credits obtained in the last five years including a higher mathematics course such as algebra or statistics and communication skills course such as English, speech or composition. All candidates must also complete and pass an admissions assessment exam.

Program Objectives:

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Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.

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Demonstrate ability to work with varying stress levels and work interruptions.
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Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures.
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Demonstrate correct positioning of patients and proper scanning procedures for sonographic examination.
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Accurately record all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.
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Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and the healthcare team.
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Demonstrate appropriate patient care and promote overall well-being.
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Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards maintaining confidentiality.
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Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge from classroom in clinical setting
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Develop self-evaluation and uphold professional development.

Physical and Technical Standards

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Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English to with patients, doctors and other personnel through speech, reading, and writing.
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Ability to assist patients on and off exam tables, wheel chairs, etc.
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Ability to regularly stand, walk, sit, kneel, squat, bend/stoop, use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
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No limitations in the use of both hands, wrists, and shoulders.
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Ability to manipulate dials, buttons, and switches.
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Ability to distinguish audible sounds.
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Ability to distinguish multiple shades of grey and colors.
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Ability to read fine print with or without visual aid.

At the completion of the program, the student will be able:

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Proficient in performing entry-level ultrasound technician tasks and responsibilities.
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Awarded a Certificate of Completion of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with an Abdomen (AB) specialty, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Establish eligibility to test for the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with an OB/GYN specialty, administered by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Able to seek entry-level employment in facilities such as hospital’s ultrasound departments, imaging center, clinics and doctors’ offices after passing credentialing exams.

Program Outcomes

Data is based on the 2017-2018 Reporting Period

Retention Rate: 94%

Credentialing Rate: 82%

Placement Rate: 82%

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