Bachelor of Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration
Structure of the Professional Program
Classes are held during the day. Clinical experience is scheduled in cooperation with the clinical site and are also during normal daytime hours.
Design of the Professional Curriculum
Lectures, lab, and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the program.
Opportunity for Students to Work
Students may find full-time employment during the professional year difficult.
Description of Facilities
The classroom and offices of the Radiologic Sciences—DMS Concentration Program are located in the Dunes Medical/ Professional Building at IU Northwest. Clinical experience is provided at local hospitals.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration
Description of the Profession
Within the radiologic sciences profession, there is a need for qualified diagnostic medical sonographers. These professionals require unique skills specific to the field of ultrasonography. Under the direction of a radiologist, the diagnostic medical sonographer is concerned with the proper operation of the ultrasound equipment and preparation of patients for various types of diagnostic procedures.
Upon request of a physician, the diagnostic medical sonographer examines various parts of the body by using sound waves. This imaging technique may reveal evidence of disease, injury, or other significant medical information.
Graduates of the Program
Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are eligible to take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen /Small Parts, and OB/Gyn exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
Length of the Program
A new class begins the professional course work in summer session II for non-health care students and in the fall semester for the health care student. This program will complete their professional portion at the end of the following fall semester.
To graduate, the student must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours to include 70 credit hours of prerequisite and general education courses and 50 credit hours of professional 300-400 level courses. Courses identifed with an asterisk* and all professional courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher before enrolling in subsequent core courses and before graduation. All course work must be completed in compliance with academic and professional policies of the program and school.
Program Admission Process
Applicants for admission to the program will be expected to:
- Apply and be admitted to Indiana University Northwest
- Submit an application. (Deadline Date January 15)
- Provide evidence of registration eligibility with American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), if applicable.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all radiography courses, if applicable.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale for all course work.
- Participate in a personal interview.
- Students must meet the list of Essential Abilities (Technical Standards) for admission to the program. The list of Essential Abilities is mailed to all program applicants.
Preference is given to healthcare Professions (AS degree or higher in a healthcare patient care related field) and preference is also given to Radiographers. Admission to the professional year is competitive. Students are selected based on their previous academic background, a personal interview, and evidence of registration if applying under the health care professional background.
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