Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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Mission Statement & Broad Objectives

Mission Statement

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer should be a skilled individual qualified by didactic and clinical training to provide services in the ultrasound department under the supervision and responsibility of the interpreting physician.

The student, through competency-based education, will develop his/her potential abilities in order to fulfill his/her role as a sonographer. 

Broad Objectives for Professional Education Component of the Curriculum

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

  1.  Reinforce and expand medical terminology and incorporate it into the students working vocabulary
  2. Develop a medical and professional sense of values and develop a concern for public health and safety.
  3. Give consideration to the physical and emotional needs of every patient.
  4. Learn and practice skills needed to efficiently manage the ultrasound department.
  5. Have an awareness of the responsibilities and limitations of the role of the sonographer and to be able to function within these limits.
  6. Develop an awareness of the opportunities in and the requirements necessary for the career field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  7. Develop knowledge of specific information and concepts on the topics of ultrasound.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic ultrasound examinations of the heart, abdomen, pelvic and obstetrical to include anatomically superficial structures of the body at an acceptable level of competence.
  9. Recognize and appreciate the cost, preparation, maintenance and care of sophisticated instrumentation found within the Ultrasound Department.
  10. Understand the relationship between the ultrasound department and other departments of the hospital.
  11. Meet all the requirements for graduation, and the National Registry examination.
  12. Assure that the materials taught in class and reinforced in the lab are properly practiced within the hospital.