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November 12, 2009

Ultrasound Technology Program | New Updates in the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Ultrasound Techno


Contact: Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Phone: 650-685-6616

New Updates in the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Ultrasound Technology Program!

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2009 – The Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, a private medical vocation institution, is unveiling its new and improved Ultrasound Technology Program admissions procedures.

Enrollment into the prerequisite courses is now year round through the admissions office. Core program application packages will be accepted in the weeks following their completion. For the November 9, 2010 program start date applications will be accepted September 17th through 5pm October 1, 2010. The next session will begin on August 2, 2011 and applications must be submitted between May 16th and 5 pm May 31, 2011.

The Ultrasound Technology Program is proud to announce the addition of Essential Medical Bio-Science into the prerequisite line-up in order for students to have a more well-rounded comprehension of human biology and general body chemistry. This course will precede Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology to enforce the structure of the body’s function. It also provides consistency in the San Mateo Campus with all of the programs introducing themselves with the same preliminary course.

Students also may now transfer credit from other accredited institution for three of the prerequisite courses. Upon showing proof of completing equivalent courses with a “C” within the past 5 years, challenge exams may be taken for the following: Essential Medical Bio-Science; Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology; and Cross-Sectional Anatomy.

GAMA’s new policy will include an opportunity for the student to observe a sonographer at a clinical site during the time of their prerequisite courses in order to better understand the day to day activity involved in this outstanding state of the art career. This experience will be expressed in a short essay used in the admission process for the faculty’s decision making process.

For prospective students holding a foreign degree, GAMA has an established plan for language equivalency and transcript evaluations. Please see our website for a suggested list of accepted evaluating companies. Foreign degree applicants must also bring proof before admission into the ultrasound program of successful completion of an ESL class equal to ESL 26/ English 1A (Foothill - De Anza community college system) or to successfully pass TOEFL test with the following minimum scores: 560 for the PBT (paper-based test); 220 for the CBT (computer-based test); and 87 for the iBT (internet-based test).

With an upgraded, state-of-the-art scan laboratory, students now have the rare opportunity to increase their skills from one of eight ultrasound systems, including a Toshiba Nemio, an Ultrasonix, two Siemens Ellegras, an Acuson Aspen, an Acuson Sequoia 512, Medison SA 4D Live Ultrasound Systems, and a MedSim Ultrasound Training Simulator. The equipment is used in instructional scanning sessions with students before they enter the clinical setting.

In order to streamline the commencement of their internship, students will have all of their immunizations complete before enrollment. In this way students will not have to take time away from their family, jobs, nor school in order to proceed to this clinical step in their 10th month of the program.

In addition to providing a thorough and comprehensive curriculum, the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts provides graduate support for those who have successfully completed the ultrasound program. Job placement opportunities are presented to recent graduates through numerous employment searches performed by the Academy. Graduates also have access to the ultrasound lab where they can maintain their scanning techniques.

As a leading provider of health care education, the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts serves communities by maintaining high standards of health care training. By providing a supportive learning environment, graduates are instilled with the confidence, skill, and experience for success in the healthcare industry.

To learn more about the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts and their diagnostic medical sonography program, visit or call 650-685-6616.

Current admission guidelines can now be found on our website at:

Suggested Foreign Transcript Evaluating Companies:

For further information, contact:

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts,
2121 S. El Camino Real, Building C-200 San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 685-6616