DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
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.
HIGLIGHTS OF OUR PROGRAM
Hybrid Distance Learning
Thank you for your interest in UMI's Diagnostic Medical Sonography diploma program.
Hybrid program: live Zoom lectures and residential lab and clinical externship
Tuition financing options include UMI tuition payment plans and Meritize Loan
No prior college credit required to enroll
Approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
Schedule a one-on-one Zoom visit to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We conduct one on one and group career coaching sessions and workshops via ZOOM, phone, and in person.
We share with you published and unpublished job leads
We help you connect with the industry professionals and UMI alumni
We help you with traditional resume and your LinkedIn profile and portfolio
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION
We promote you and your accomplishments on social media.
UMI's DMS Program meets educational and/or ultrasound experience requirements for ARDMS eligibility.
No College Prerequisites
High School or Equivalent
Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam
Lectures, Labs, and Clinical 1&2
M, T, W, Th, & Sa
Lectures-Live Zoom 8AM-12PM
Lab AM & PM Sessions
Clinical 3 - min. 25 hrs/week