The Sonography Program
The Diagnostic Medical sonography program is an 18 month medical course that was created for didactic and clinical reasons. The course is intensive and students can learn about general sonography or vascular technology. The sonography program also includes clinical experience and all students must spend at least 40 hours per week in a hospital. The time is split in to two sections: a part is spent on courses and laboratory activities and the other part on patient care and clinical instruction. Each student will be introduced to many different areas of a hospital: the Department of radiology, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Because of this diversity, students will gain experience in many fields. The 40 hours per week sonography program can be extended to more hours.
The sonography program offers a high quality education and those who take it will easily become independent sonography professionals. The training staff is highly experienced and it consist of doctors, sonographers and physicians willing to answer and questions and devoted to teaching students everything they need to know to become sonographers.
Because of all the didactic resources and the diverse clinical experience gained by each student, graduates will be able to function in more than one medical field and in almost any medical facility.
Each student first needs to pass a physical exam and, at this moment, only U.S. residents and U.S. citizens are accepted in the program. Each student is also required to have medical insurance and means of transportation to the clinical affiliates from their area.