Clinical Education

  • A comprehensive knowledge base is the foundation of effective performance.  This is achieved through a plan of study that focuses on increasing performance proficiency under the supervision of qualified faculty and staff.  Within the 24-month curiculum are five continuous semesters of classroom/laboratory learning and clinical education.  Clinical education is much different than classroom learning and instruction.  It takes place in actual imaging facilities and involves performing diagnostic imaging exams on real patients.  Students spend 24-32 hours/week at a clinical site and 8-16 hours/week in the classrrom during the last 14 months of the program.  The combination of this time does not exceed 40 hours/week but does require a commitment every day of the week (Monday - Friday for 8-10 hours/day depending on the assigned rotation).  Clinical sites are geographically dispersed so some travel may be necessary and students are responsible for transportation to and from the site.  Attendance is not only required, it is necessary for successful development of competences in the performance of radiographic examinations.