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. Upon completion of the program, students will meet the following objectives:
o Demonstrate the ability to efficiently perform basic abdominal and small parts, pelvic, obstetrical, and cardiac ultrasound examinations at an acceptable level of competence.
o Correlate ultrasound images with clinical findings, patient history, and pertinent pathophysiology.
o Possess the knowledge, skills and abilities of the student sonographer in caring for the ill patient.
o Demonstrate the ability to promote good interpersonal relations with members of the health team.
o Possess a medical and professional sense of values and a concern for public health and safety.
o Have an awareness of the responsibilities and limitations of the role of the sonographer and to be able to function within these limits.
o Understand the importance of continued personal and educational growth.
o Recognize and appreciate the cost, preparation, maintenance and care of sophisticated instrumentation found within the ultrasound department.
o Be prepared to successfully complete the registry examinations offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the areas of Abdominal, Ob/Gyn, and Adult Echocardiography.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652