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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) BS

Examine and identify the body for abnormalities and diseases in real time using skills that can be applied in a range of health care settings.

Program skills

The program provides extensive didactic lectures, full immersion ultrasound scanning in a state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanning Suite, and a one-year clinical internship. The program combines a strong science education with practical experience and liberal arts course work to prepare students for a career in ultrasound, a related medical field, as well as preparation for graduate study, including medical and dental school. The program emphasizes skills in administration and research, in addition to the development of scanning and diagnostic abilities with a focus on relevancy to clinical practice. This high-quality comprehensive background makes you well-prepared, well-trained, and sought-after in the work place.

Program facilities equipment

Our program is well-known for its emphasis not only on the didactic aspect but also on the practical (hands-on) and clinical aspect. Consequently, it is imperative that our facilities are up-to-date and are equipped with the necessary equipment and this is highly reflected in our continued efforts and investment in obtaining state-of-the-arts equipment. We are very proud of our state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanning Suite. This Scanning Suite offers our students the opportunity to apply their theoretical understanding of the fundamentals covered in lecture as well as enhance their ultrasound skills and techniques. This Scanning Suite is operated and run by well-qualified, motivated and helpful faculty members who provide superior and clinically relevant education and hands-on experience to our students prior to their clinical internships.

Program significant points

  • Students will participate in a clinical internship at two or more medical facilities. These experiences will help to develop a balanced, well-educated, and competent sonographer.
  • This internship will also fulfill a prerequisite for the national qualifying exam administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • This exam is required for all candidates wishing to practice sonography, both nationally and globally.

Select program hiring partners

Borg & Ide Imaging, Highland Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, RadNet, Rochester Regional Health, Samaritan Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center

Industries


84%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

73%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 84.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 84.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Accreditation

The diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the JRC-DMS.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
caahep.org

It is noteworthy to mention that the program is institutionally accredited and programmatically accredited. This type of dual accreditation meets both professional and employer requirements and also allows our graduates to immediately sit for the national board examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).