Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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DECEMBER 1st is the deadline to be considered for the following fall class.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the DMS program, you must have at least:
  • Associates degree or higher in healthcare program with hands-on patient care clinical rotations.

Examples:

  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • *LPN (Associate Degree Programs OR if it is a Certificate Program then an Associate Degree in another field is still required)
  • Other hands-on healthcare certifications/licenses may be considered on an individual basis.  Anything considered here would most likely entail years of service working in a hospital doing some sort of direct patient care work where that hospital/facility would be willing to host the student for clinical training.  One example would be an ekg tech that a cardiac department wants to train in cardiac sonography.

AND

Completion of the following required courses with a C or better

  • Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, or higher mathematics course
    • Washburn University offers MA 116 College Algebra and MA 140 Statistics online
  • General college-level physics and/or radiographic physics
  • Communication Skills (English, speech, or composition)
    • Washburn University offers EN 101 Freshman Composition online
  • Human Anatomy (can be combined with Physiology)
  • Human Physiology (can be combined with Anatomy)
  • Medical Terminology

All coursework must be in progress (proof required) or completed at the time of application.

GPA 2.5

Employers may request a waiver on the admissions criteria if they have a specific employee they want trained.  The employer would be expected to host the employee as a student and the facility must also meet our accreditation requirements.  The employee also must have all pre-requisite courses completed or in progress at the time of applying.


Overview

2018 DMS Program Application Packet

  • Applications may be submitted between October 1 – December 1 every year.
  • Applications must be mailed in a manila type package (no folding or stapling of application *exception-transcripts may be included in the manila envelope "as is" from the sending institution)
  • No applications are held over year to year
  • No applications will be returned to the applicant

Student Selection 

  1. A prospective student must meet the criteria laid out in “Program Admission Requirements”
  2. A prospective student must be deemed eligible by the Program Director
  3. A prospective student’s references, background check, and other application components must be deemed satisfactory by the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
  4. There must be a signed Affiliation Agreement in place for the prospective student to ensure clinical placement