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Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has accredited the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - 2014
Attrition Rate 4%
Job Placement 88%
Abdomen Ultrasound Credential Success 92% (11 of 12)
Obsterics and Gynecology Credential Success Rate 100% (16 of 16 )
Adult Echocardiography Credential Success Rate 60% (3 of 5)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - 2015
Attrition Rate 21%
Job Placement 68%
Abdomen Ultrasound Credential Success 80% (4 of 5)
Obsterics and Gynecology Credential Success Rate 89% (8 of 9 )
Adult Echocardiography Credential Success Rate 80% (4 of 5)

Licensure

Licensure is not required in the state of Florida for employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. However, sonographers may become credentialed by one of the professional credentialing bodies. Most employers prefer to hire registered sonographers because registration provides an objective measure of an individual’s professional standing.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national certification exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in Abdomen, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Adult Echocardiography.

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
51 Monroe Street, Plaza East One
Rockville, Maryland 20850-2400
Tel: 301.738.8401 or 800.541.9754
Fax: 301.738.0312

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment.

Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.