DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

The job outlook is bright! Ranked #3 on  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 median  salary nationwide and over $90,000 in   California, according to the US Bureau of  Labor and Statistics. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography 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 1960 Hrs. and spans over approximately 24 mos.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The 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.

For complete list of the program's educational objectives, refer to UMI School Catalog.

 

Module I

Physics; Anatomy & Physiology; Medical Terminology; Introduction to Sonography. 280 Hrs. 20 weeks

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. In this module you will also begin to acquire the language of medicine.

Module II

OB/GYN; Vascular; Abdominal & Small Parts. 720 Hrs. 40 weeks

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 also have an opportunity to explore your interests in specialization.

Module III

Clinical Externship. 960 Hrs. 6-8 mos.

The most exciting and challenging part of the program. Under close supervision and guidance by an experienced sonographer, you will put everything you’ve learned to practice in a professional environment of a hospital, clinic, or imaging center.

Module I

Physics; Anatomy & Physiology; Medical Terminology; Introduction to Sonography. 280 Hrs. 20 weeks

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. In this module you will also begin to acquire the language of medicine.

Module II

OB/GYN; Vascular; Abdominal & Small Parts. 720 Hrs. 40 weeks

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 also have an opportunity to explore your interests in specialization.

Module III

Clinical Externship. 960 Hrs. 6-8 mos.

The most exciting and challenging part of the program. Under close supervision and guidance by an experienced sonographer, you will put everything you’ve learned to practice in a professional environment of a hospital, clinic, or imaging center.

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EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

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.

 

JOB LEADS

We share with you published and unpublished job leads

NETWORKING

We help you connect with the industry professionals and UMI alumni

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

We help you with traditional resume and your Linkedin profile and portfolio

SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION

We promote you and your accomplishments on social media.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

We try to make the program affordable to our students.

 

Tuition is paid in monthly installments.

 

UMI SCHOLARSHIPS

 

UMI active students and externs may be eligible for a merit-based UMI Career Development scholarships. The scholarships availability is announced quarterly.

ULTRA-SPOTLIGHT

ARDMS CREDENTIALING

All UMI students are encouraged to take and pass SPI exam prior to their clinical externship module of the program.

SPI aka Sonography Physics is ARDMS's first step prerequisite in order to sit for a specialty exam.

 

To learn more about ARMDS eligibility criteria for specialty examination and how they apply to you, visit ARDMS at www.ardms.org.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

NO DEGREE REQUIRED

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED

 

GENERAL SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Depending on your schedule, classes are offered Morning, Evening, and Saturdays.

 

Standard class time for Morning classes - 9am to 1pm or 8am to 1pm for lab; for Evening classes - 5:30pm to 9:30pm or 5:30pm to 10:30pm for lab.

TUITION & FEES FOR

TWO-YEAR PROGRAM

Program Tuition: $35,800

Registration Fee: $100

Total Tuition: $35,900

Additional costs include textbooks and pre-clinical safety and health documents.

For detailed breakdown of program cost, please refer to the school catalog.