United Hospital Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is committed to delivering a sound educational experience to prepare individuals for entry level performance in general medical and vascular sonography.

United Hospital Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is an 18-month educational program that integrates didactic and clinical experiences. The program is accredited for vascular, abdomen, obstetric and gynecologic concentrations 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 (www.jrcdms.org).

Students participate in 40 hours of didactic and clinical education on Mondays through Fridays. No weekend, holiday or off-shift attendance is required. Sonography students are awarded seven weeks of vacation in December, March, June and September during the 18 month training program, as well as personal and disability days.

As a prerequisite to admission, applicants must successfully complete an accredited program in radiologic technology and possess American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentials of R.T. (R) with an active status. Registry eligible applicants will be considered probationary and will be required to pass the ARRT certification examination in Radiography within the first 90 days of sonography training.

United Hospital Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program operates under nationally established Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography for continual development, evaluation, and self-analysis. Didactic courses are conducted at United Hospital Center; clinical rotations are scheduled at United Hospital Center, VA Medical Center, United Vascular and Vein Center, and at several OB/GYN physician practices strategically located within a 35-mile radius of United Hospital Center.

A completed application and all required documentation must be returned to the program office by February 1 of the year of admission into the training program. Upon receipt of the completed application, the candidate will be contacted so that an interview may be scheduled. Interviews will be conducted in early March so that letters of notification to all candidates may be mailed by April 1.

Reference form letters must be completed by individuals listed on the application. Applicants who are employed in radiologic technology must provide one reference from a current supervisor or manager. A Program Director or faculty representative must provide one reference for applicants who are enrolled in radiologic technology programs. These completed references, along with other required documentation, may accompany the application or may be submitted independently, however only documentation received by February 1 will be evaluated during the admission process.

Students are selected for enrollment based upon academic and professional transcripts and personal interviews. It is in the best interest of the applicant to be thorough in submitting academic and professional transcripts, as the system for selection will be point-based. Other required documentation will vary by applicant and is specified below.

Registry-eligible applicants (student radiographers graduating prior to July 1) should submit:

  • Completed program application (must be postmarked by February 1).
  • Radiologic Technology Program Transcript.
  • ACT- minimum composite of 20 (SAT – minimum of 1040)
  • Academic transcripts for college courses or any postsecondary training programs, if applicable

Registered Radiologic Technologist applicants should submit:

  • Completed program application (must be postmarked by February 1).
  • ARRT Scaled Scores OR Radiologic Technology Program Transcript.
  • Evidence of current valid credentials ( i.e.- copy of ARRT certificate or wallet card).
  • Academic transcripts for college courses or any postsecondary training programs, if applicable

Please direct completed applications or inquiries to:

Education Coordinator
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
United Hospital Center
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330
681-342-1871 / 1879
Rosemary.trupo@wvumedicine.org
Samuel.maynard@wvumedicine.org

 

For a list of training programs and information about a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, visit https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx.


Five Year Program Performance (Graduate Data 2015 – 2019)

Number of enrolled students 14
Number of students withdrawing from program 0
Percentage of attrition 0%
Number of program graduates pursuing ARDMS credentials 13
Number of program graduates obtaining ARDMS credentials 13
Percentage of program graduates obtaining ARDMS credentials 100%
Number of program graduates actively seeking DMS employment within six months of program completion 13
Number of graduates currently employed in sonography or related fields 13
Percentage of graduates employed in sonography or related fields 100%

 


 

 

 

UHC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Graduate Data December 2016 Graduates December 2017 Graduates December 2018 Graduates December 2019 Graduates
Students entering the program 2 3 2 3
Students completing the program 2 3 2 3
Percentage of Program Completion 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of graduates seeking ARDMS credentials within 6 months of program completion 2 3 2 3
Number of graduates obtaining ARDMS credentials within 6 months of program completion 2 3 2 3
Percentage of graduates obtaining ARDMS credentials within 6 months of program completion 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of graduates seeking employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonography within 6 months of program completion 2 3 2 3
Number of graduates obtaining employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonographywithin 6 months of program completion 2 3 2 3
Percentage of graduates obtaining employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonography within 6 months of program completion 100% 100% 100% 100%