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2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Carmen Edwards, Dean 234 DFHS 686-4822
Kay Floyd, Division Secretary 206 DFHS 685-4600
Elizabeth Brown, Program Chair 108 DFHS 685-5572
Laurie Fitzgerald, Clinical Director 110 DFHS 685-4760

The Midland College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an allied health specialty utilizing high frequency sound waves to aid in the diagnosis of disease. Sonographers are important members of the diagnostic imaging team. The sonographer works independently to obtain appropriate images of anatomy and pathology and conveys this information to physicians to assist in the care and treatment of patients.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to provide the necessary education through academic instruction and professional training to develop advanced medical imaging skills and prepare the graduate for employment in the field of sonography.  A class is admitted each fall. Applicants are encouraged but not required to complete as many non-sonography courses as possible prior to entering the program. Accepted students must take all sonography courses in sequential order and must pass all required courses with a minimum grade of “C”.

Special Admission Requirements: The Midland College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has a limited enrollment based on specific admission criteria. For information regarding the admission criteria, contact the Health Sciences Division office. Each prospective student will be counseled by sonography program faculty as scheduled through the Health Sciences office. Current immunizations are required prior to beginning sonography courses. Health insurance is required. Students must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The course sequences shown in the programs of study below should be followed when possible. Sonography (DMSO) courses must be taken according to the sequence shown.



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