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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

Career Outlook

The job outlook is bright! Ranked one of the top professions by  the US News “Best Health Care Support  Jobs”  report, diagnostic medical  sonographers, aka ultrasound technologists, are projected to  enjoy “much faster than average” job  market growth, over $70,000 average salary nationwide and over $90,000 in   California, according to the US Bureau of  Labor and Statistics. 

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HIGLIGHTS OF OUR PROGRAM

Hybrid Distance Learning

Thank you for your interest in UMI's Diagnostic Medical Sonography diploma program. 

Hybrid  Distance Learning

 

Live Zoom lectures 

Remote simulation and residential lab

Clinical training throughout California

Tuition financing options include UMI tuition payment plans and a third-party tuition loan

 

No prior college credit required to enroll

Approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The DMS hybrid diploma program prepares graduates for entry-level employment as ultrasound technologists / sonographers with specialization in general sonography  with the skills in Abdominal, Small Parts, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Vascular ultrasound. Working in hospitals, imaging centers, physician offices or clinics, medical sonographers / ultrasound technologists play an important role as members of medical diagnostic and treatment teams. The total program is 1720 Hrs. and spans over approximately 20 months.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The program's main goal is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and to offer students integrated learning experiences in theory and practice that will enable them to provide high quality images and patient care in keeping with the service excellence philosophy of United Medical Institute. 

ACADEMIC RIGOR

UMI's DMS program offers a fast-paced rigorous training. UMI provides educational environment supportive of students’ efforts to succeed academically, professionally, and personally. UMI supports students with personalized coaching and guidance by dedicated faculty and staff. UMI students are expected to be as committed and dedicated to their own studies. Learn more about UMI's academic policies.

FOUNDATIONAL MODULE

This module is an introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. You will learn fundamental science behind sonography and basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology, and begin to acquire the language of medicine. In this module, you will also begin your Clinical 1 training.

CORE MODULE

In this module, you will apply the principles and concepts of sonographic techniques with hands on training in our ultrasound laboratory. You will learn and practice specific protocols that are used in the diagnostic medical sonography field. In this module, you will have an opportunity to explore your interests in specialization while continuing your clinical training in Clinical 2.

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

The most exciting and challenging part of the program. Under close guidance by an experienced sonographer, you will put everything you learn to practice in a real clinical setting. You will have an opportunity to show off your clinical skills that you have practiced from the very beginning of your program. See UMI's Clinical Affiliates.

ULTRA-SPOTLIGHT

Sample student projects.

Watch what you'll learn.

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Although UMI, not unlike any other school, cannot and does not guarantee employment upon your graduation, we will provide you with support and assistance in securing your clinical site and an entry-level position.

CAREER COACHING

We conduct one on one and group career coaching sessions and workshops via ZOOM, phone, and in person.

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JOB LEADS

We share with you published and unpublished job leads

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NETWORKING

We help you connect with the industry professionals and UMI alumni

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

We help you with resume and your LinkedIn profile and portfolio

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SONOGRAPHIA COMPETITION

Impress your prospective employer by participating in Sonographia, the UMI student scanning competition

ARDMS CREDENTIALING

UMI's DMS Program meets educational and/or ultrasound experience requirements for ARDMS eligibility.

PROGRAM ADMISSION 

No College Prerequisites 

High School or Equivalent

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Lectures, Labs, and Clinical 1&2

M, T, W, Th, & Sa

Lectures-Live Zoom 8AM-12PM

Lab AM & PM Sessions

Clinical 3 - min. 20 hrs/week

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