Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Prepare for a dynamic and rewarding career in the rapidly growing field of diagnostic medical sonography. Sonographers use highly sophisticated ultrasound technology to create detailed internal images of the body, which physicians can then use to diagnose and monitor diseases. Sonographers require patience, physical stamina, technical competency, and excellent communication skills.
- 66 credits
- Prepare to sit for the national certification exam
- Learn from experienced professionals
Besides science classes to help you learn about the human body, you'll learn how to expertly employ and interpret sonographic imaging, follow regulations, and effectively communicate with patients. Several clinical internships are a core part of Monroe’s program.
I feel very prepared for a high-demand industry.
Amanfo Ankomah, RVS
AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2019
Vascular Imaging I
An introduction to the field of vascular sonography. You'll perform venous examinations of the lower extremity, arterial studies of the neck, and some Doppler studies within the abdomen.
- Minimum of a 2.75 GPA
- Fill out the required application
- Take the Math Accuplacer Exam (score of 250 on Part I and II of the Accuplacer is necessary to move forward with the admmision/readmission process)
- Interview with DMS Faculty or Staff Member
- Any Science (SC) classes already passed will only be accepted for credit if the grades are a minimum of C and taken within the last 3 years
- No Clinical classes passed at other institutions will be accepted for transfer credit.
To ensure that you've got the skills and confidence you need to become an expert in your field, you'll do three day-time clinical internships as part of the program. These internships are typically in hospitals or health care settings such as physicians' offices or diagnostic laboratories. Get hands-on experience plus the chance to connect with practitioners in your field.
Clubs and Organizations
- Alpha Eta - The national honor society for allied health professionals
- National Healthcare Association (NHA)
- Allied Health Club of Monroe College
Your Future Career as a DMS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is one of the fastest growing occupations in the health field. Your responsibilities will vary depending on the area on which you focus. You will participate in course work in areas such as: abdominal, vascular, echo, obstetric and gynecologic sonography.
Professor, School of Allied Health Professions
Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166 Wilmington, DE 19801 / 267-284-5011). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All of our academic programs fall under this accreditation. Many of our programs also hold programmatic accreditation. We are in the process of seeking programmatic accreditation for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP.)