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lostnconfused in Mississippi

95 months ago

CeCe:
If you find a school that you like and one that allows you to get your clinical training and all required hours, go for it-accredited or not.
If you choose that route please be sure that you have a BS/BA or 2yrs of Allied Health under your belt first.

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Sun in Denver, Colorado

95 months ago

lostnconfused in Mississippi said: CeCe:
If you find a school that you like and one that allows you to get your clinical training and all required hours, go for it-accredited or not.
If you choose that route please be sure that you have a BS/BA or 2yrs of Allied Health under your belt first.

I know if someone has BS/BA degree, she or he can sit the registery exam right after graduation, but is it TRUE about 2Yrs of Allied Health degree? I do have Medical Assistant degree. Do you think if I go to non-accredited Sonography school, I can take registery exam with out working a year? Please give me detailed information. It is really important to me. Thanks!!!

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Laurel Collins in Los Angeles, California

95 months ago

Is your medical assistant degree a Bachelor degree? If it isn't, you cannot sit for the exam until working for a year-ONLY with a Bachelor's degree can you sit if you go to an unaccredited school. Don't waste your time...please go to an accredited school! Just read over the posts here at how many people cannot find jobs...ultrasound is VERY hands on - it is not something that you cannot do for a few months and then jump right back in and pick up where you left off - especially with techs just starting out-you need continual scanning for at least a couple of years...

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arieal 22 in Apple Valley, California

95 months ago

Laurel Collins in Los Angeles, California said: Is your medical assistant degree a Bachelor degree? If it isn't, you cannot sit for the exam until working for a year-ONLY with a Bachelor's degree can you sit if you go to an unaccredited school. Don't waste your time...please go to an accredited school! Just read over the posts here at how many people cannot find jobs...ultrasound is VERY hands on - it is not something that you cannot do for a few months and then jump right back in and pick up where you left off - especially with techs just starting out-you need continual scanning for at least a couple of years...

The rules have changed , now the only people that can sit for exam are accredited schools or a BS in ultrasound, all others have to wait a year. go to ARDMS and look at new guidelines effective Feb 2007

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kathy in Cheshire, Connecticut

95 months ago

Hi.
I called ARDMS today and they said that if you have a BS and if the DMS program you attended is 1680 hours or more accredited or not you can take your exam.

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Jennifer in Dana Pt, CA

95 months ago

Sandra in Spring, Texas said: I just finished Ultrasound school in Jan. and I have not been able to find a job in Houston. The feedback I am getting is that I need to have one year experience and your clinical does not count. If no experience you must be registered. I went to a school that was not CAAHEP recognized so I would have to wait a year (working) to be able to take the registry, but I can't get a job because I don't have "experience". I really stuck! I have tried everything to get a job and no one cares!.

I finished last Oct and have the same problem. Have you been able to find a job yet?

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florencia in Miami, Florida

95 months ago

Ines in Miami, Florida said: I have an interview with ATI in MIAMI, FLORIDA.

I will find out details about their sonography program.

They offer a program that doesn't even require HS diploma. Don't worry, I will ask before I leap according to your comments above.

ANYONE KNOWS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL IN MIAMI OR ANYWHER IN FL?

Well, i' am looking for a good place to go in miami and do the ultrasound program, does someone knows any place?????? there are so many but i dont really know what to do i dont wanna wais time or money.

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florencia in Miami, Florida

95 months ago

Sheena in Riverview, Florida said: I was about to give up hope and was looking into radiography as an alternative, which may still be a possibility, which I am actually torn between the 2 to tell you the truth. I have researched both extensively and basically don't know what to do. I am getting my car back tomorrow (HOPEFULLY??) and plan to visit the schools I am considering as soon as possible for both programs. I am excited because they are going to start building of a new hospoital on Big Bend and 301 here in Riverview in the spring which is like 5 minutes from my house and possibly a second as well on 301 which will replace South Bay Hopsital and they will be completed in about 2 years which would be great and possibly I could be working very CLOSE to home!!! It was good to hear people come from so far to go this school also. It's about an hour for me. I told my mom of another school which was like an hour and 45 minutes from here and she made the comment as to if I was going to stay there during the week and come home on weekends (I'm married w/ a 3 yr old). I thought it was funny, but I would do it to go to a good school. Some things in life take a little sacrifice to get what you truly desire. At least I am not the only crazy one to consider going to a school a little out of my way!!! Keep in touch and let me know how everything goes

Hello, did you find the school in florida for the ultrasound program??? Well im in miami and i AM looking for one =)

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samantha in Houston, Texas

95 months ago

Sandra in Spring, Texas said: I just finished Ultrasound school in Jan. and I have not been able to find a job in Houston. The feedback I am getting is that I need to have one year experience and your clinical does not count. If no experience you must be registered. I went to a school that was not CAAHEP recognized so I would have to wait a year (working) to be able to take the registry, but I can't get a job because I don't have "experience". I really stuck! I have tried everything to get a job and no one cares!.

i'm about to start going to sanford borwn, i was wondering if thats we're you went or if you know of a better school to go to.

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Minelly in Raleigh, North Carolina

95 months ago

Do not I repeat DO NOT GO TO SANFORD BROWN. Make sure that the school you go is accredited by CAAHEP

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florencia in Miami, Florida

95 months ago

Hello everyone!!!!!! I wanna know how long does it takes to get an ultrasound degree????

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vanessa in Miami, Florida

95 months ago

Star in Baytown, Texas said: So if a school is CAAHEP accredited, we should be able to take the ARDMS???

Correct..... Or you'll have to work for a year in the field first before you can apply to sit for the registry

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ckimpton0206 in Orange County, California

94 months ago

if you need an accredited school in your area go to www.caahep.org if its not caahep its not accredited.

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Tony in Boonton, New Jersey

94 months ago

Any board registered sonographers? i am willing to give my registry in the end of October. What material to study? and what to look out for?

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ckimpton0206 in Orange County, California

94 months ago

EXACTLY!

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Tony in Boonton, New Jersey

94 months ago

Well since my last thing we're doing before i graduate is OBGYN so i was wondering i can just shoot straight for obgyn and the physics. Is that possible or? I must take physics first?

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Anne in Whittier, California

94 months ago

You can take the OBGYN 1st then physics. You are only registered when at least physics is taken with a specialty. I suggest you do physics, however, because it is the hardest of all of the exams and since you are in the study mood, it is easier to concentrate on physics. Good Luck!

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Tony in Boonton, New Jersey

94 months ago

I just want to get one out the way and since i'm going to be studying ob/gyn for another 4 months. I was trying to knock this out the way and then take physics so i can put all my attention towards that.

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ckimpton0206 in Orange County, California

94 months ago

listen to these people who are posting, do the physics first while its fresh in the head, if you dont have it fresh in the mind you will loose it fast. the ob-gyn will always be there. You will have a better chance at becomming registered quickly if you take the physics first. Good luck either way.

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tony in Keansburg, New Jersey

94 months ago

I saw the passing rates and ur definitly right about Physics boards they said will change it by 2009.

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ckimpton0206 in Orange County, California

94 months ago

yup by the summer.

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Ines in Hialeah, Florida

94 months ago

Hi!

I was wondering...the only physics I know about is the pre-requisite...

...Is it that you continue learning more physics while you enter the program...?

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Tony in Boonton, New Jersey

94 months ago

I saw the passing rates and ur definitly right about Physics boards they said will change it by 2009.

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Anne in Whittier, California

94 months ago

I also studied the Davies but be careful, it is full of mistakes and wrong answers. Lets just say that I studied Davies last, it was a bit helpful but I saw many wrong answers (at least 10 for physics and another 10 for abdomen). I was glad I knew the answers beforehand. So be careful!

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Tony in Boonton, New Jersey

94 months ago

So how exactly do you go upon studying for these exams? Have you passed any of the specialties? or Physics?

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Tom in Norristown, Pennsylvania

94 months ago

Congrats!

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Neliza Williams in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

94 months ago

Ines in Miami, Florida said: I have an interview with ATI in MIAMI, FLORIDA.

I will find out details about their sonography program.

They offer a program that doesn't even require HS diploma. Don't worry, I will ask before I leap according to your comments above.

ANYONE KNOWS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL IN MIAMI OR ANYWHER IN FL?

Please do not waste your timet with ATI, I currently go there and going through some problems right now. When you go to the school to get information they will tell you a lot of different promises that they cant keep just to get you to sign in. Once they have you hooked in, you will find that the Ultrasound Program is Non Accredited through Caahep which means that you cannot use the credits in this school to continue your education else where or get a job since you can not take you ARDMS exams without a year experience. Then you will find your self in a "catch 22" type of thing. B/c you cannot take your test for the License if you do not have your year experience but no one will hire you if you dont have your license so basically you will be stuck in trying to find a way or maybe having to move far away from your family- if its even possible. We dont even have any good sites or may not have any sites to even do our clinicals to be able to graduate b/c no one wants to deal with ATI Students- you might get stuck doing your clinicals in an abortion clinic, which I do not agree with. Paying a lot of money with this school to just find out at the end that we cant use our AS Degree to get a technician job. So please do not and let everyone that you know that ATI is a horrible school to go to.

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Brandi in Orlando, Florida

93 months ago

Stacy in Saint Petersburg, Florida said: I'm currently attenting CFI, the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMS) program. I'm 10 months in and will be starting my externship in March. CFI's Echo program is already CAAHEP certified. The DMS program is new but they are in the process of establishing CAAHEP certification. However, one class has to graduate before they will approve. Luckily the Day class will finish before the Night class, therefore it will meet the requirements for our class. From what the director has told our class, we are well on our way and should know by next June. Our class doens't graduated until Octobe '08. The school is in Palm Harbor and we have students who drive from as far North as Citrus County and as far south as Sarasota. No one complains, just kind of accept it, plus some car pool. Good luck with your quest.

Stacey
Does your school accept credits from another school even though the school is not CAAHEP? How long is the program? How many hours of scanning do you get? How many scan test are you given? How many test are given in a week? What is grading criteria? I'm considering apply at this school and more insight to what it will be like is helpful. Thanks

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Deanna in Brooklyn, New York

93 months ago

tamuna in Brooklyn, New York said: please, would you tell me, where in NY are accredited ultrasound technicianshools?

NYU and Downstate have ultrasound programs and you walk away with a degree and are eligible to take your ARDMS right after graduation. I went to Sanford Brown NYC campus and the program taught me alot and I consider myself to be a really good tech, but finding jobs without your RDMS is nearly impossible. It's already hard enough to find jobs in NYC so to not have the credentials to back you up is going to make it even harder....
I've only got about 3 weeks left of my last clinical rotation and I've already started applying for jobs but almost every employer wants someone with their RDMS or 2-3 years of experience...*sigh*

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Two Former Students of Maric in Palm Desert, California

93 months ago

sandra in Los Angeles, California said: Scott,

Thank you...yea well i messed up already because i first said i wanted to do ultrasound but they told me i needed to become a Medical Assistant so i enrolled and i have 4 months to go to finish but later i found out that u didnt need MA in other schools for ultrasound...but in a way is good im doin MA first because if I would of just enrolled in Ultrasound I would've thrown a lot of money in the trash...I'm so bummed now...But I was planning on doin LVN but at another school because I know they're really bad and expensive...They messed my friend's career up and well she didnt get certified as MA...If you dont mind me asking what is it exactly that happened to you???

Have you guys ever thought about a lawsuit against Maric? I know of many students filing lawsuits against those schools for making untrue statements and for unfair business practices, including myself and a few other former students. They are probably one of the worst vocational schools out there. I highly do not recommend Maric College.

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Two Former Students of Maric in Palm Desert, California

93 months ago

Maric College lies about their programs in school. They make
untrue statements to potential students to get them to enroll.
Look into community colleges or Adult Schools or even ROP, they have
alot of the same programs for free or for a very small amount of money,
maybe between $500 to $600, compare to $11000 to $13000. All vocational
schools are bad, they are all for profit! They have ended meaningful graduation
requirements, graduating anybody.

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Valerie in Los Angeles, California

92 months ago

Help you guys.I will be done with a 2 yr program in about 8 mos.I am stooped.It is not accredited!!! I had never heard of CAAHEP.I went to the most known site I could think of the US Dept of Education (yes the official site which I guess I thought was God of education)

www.ed.gov or the specific link to search accreditation is
www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg4.html#Diploma-Mills
it says it is accredited by sending you to another link

ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
It says these programs are recognized by the US Dept of Education and I thought that was all that mattered.Never heard of Caahep til recntly.Why doesn't the Board of Edu add a warning that some medical field school will need Caahep

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ashley in Bonifay, Florida

92 months ago

has anyone attended this school in atlanta for the distance program. institue if medical ultrasound?

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Marlena McFann in Mesquite, Texas

92 months ago

I am currently just one week away from beginning school to eventually become an ultrasound tech/sonographer. Because the program is so advanced unless u have medical experience or prior prerequisites my school suggests I complete the 11 month medical assistant program(costs $13,000) (which is cool because you can begin work as a MA and your employer might pay for you to complete the DMS program!!) Today I just happened to be doing research on the job and got really nervious when I saw that most employers want a minimum of 1 year experience. Things only got worse for me when I cam to this forum and read the previous messages about people wasting time and money at a non accredited school and not being able to find employment. I immediately logged on to my school's website and I am just wanting to pass on the info that I got. The school that i am going to is Sanford Brown Institute and I would strongly suggest that being the school of choice!!
Sanford Brown is accredited by the commission on accreditation or allied health education programs(CAAHEP). Graduates of the 18 month program (costs $36,000)are eligible to take the RDMS offered by ARDMS. for more info go to their website at sanford brown.com I hope this helps someone!!

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Marlena McFann in Mesquite, Texas

92 months ago

df12051 in Houston, Texas said: I am thinking of going to school for ultrasound and wnat to avoid what happened to you. What school did you attend that did not qualify you to take the registry exam.

Thanks

A good school to go to which is accredited by CAAHEP and u are eligible to take the RDMS exam offered by ARDMS upon completeion is Sanford Brown Institute. Try going to their website at sanford brown.com hope this helps!

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Marlena McFann in Mesquite, Texas

92 months ago

Star in Baytown, Texas said: I would also like to know what school you attended, it will be very helpful since I am looking into this myself.

Thanks!

A good school to go to which is accredited by CAAHEP and u are eligible to take the RDMS exam offered by ARDMS upon completeion is Sanford Brown Institute. Try going to their website at sanford brown.com hope this helps!

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Ardita in Jacksonville, Florida

91 months ago

Hey guys, I m attending the Sanford Brown Institute in Jacksonville,for an MA course. They had told me that I would have to take an CPAT test before getting accepted. How hard is the test does anybody know ? and what kind of resorces can I find to achive the sccore 144. Ps what do they mean by those score bumbers, is that like a 80 on a test ?

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Tom in Norristown, Pennsylvania

91 months ago

I never heard of the CPAT test, I looked it up and seems to be a physical test. If that is the same one I found a guide here www.joinlafd.org/CPAT.pdf but I cant imagine that they want you do be that physically fit to be an MA :) good luck

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Tom in Norristown, Pennsylvania

91 months ago

ashley in Bonifay, Florida said: has anyone attended this school in atlanta for the distance program. institue if medical ultrasound?

unfortunately the school is not an accredited school which could make it tougher in finding a job.

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Tom in Norristown, Pennsylvania

91 months ago

Marlena McFann in Mesquite, Texas said: A good school to go to which is accredited by CAAHEP and u are eligible to take the RDMS exam offered by ARDMS upon completeion is Sanford Brown Institute. Try going to their website at sanford brown.com hope this helps!

Not ALL the sanford brown schools are accredited. If you look on the ARDMS site you will see

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Former Maric College Student in Desert Hot Springs, California

91 months ago

Anyone that has a complaint about Maric College or any
other vocational school that you feel has cheated you out
of an education or just straight out lied to you about their
programs, then you should call Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Their phone number is 1-800-399-4529, they will help you fill out
complaint forms and direct you to other things you might
need to do. Their great! You can also check out their
website at www.lafla.org

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Lisa in San Jose, California

91 months ago

Hello Everyone,

I am a pharmacy Technician for about 8 years working for the county hospital and now seeking for a new change. My friend told me to do Ultrasound Technician. Before making my decision, I wanted to know more information.. especially from people that already had experiences. I was planning to make an appt with the counsler to talk about this but I am very anxious hehehe..Here are some questions that I listed..hopefully anyone that have time you can help me answer them:]that will definitely make me feel a whole lot better=]

(I know my location is probably different from yours but if you can explain from your point of view at your location, It will give me an idea of what it will be like)

#1- What do you like and dislike about your job?

#2- What are the hours like?

#3- Vacation cycle..if working @ the hospital?

#4- How long did it take before you found a job?

#5- How would you rate your job from a scale from 1-10: what will it be?

#6- Can you have any piercing?

#7- Is it something you do over and over everyday or something different everytime?

#8- If I pay for the school which will cost$25,000 (Private accredited school) If I don't pass one or two classes will i lose my money? or will they charge me more?

#9- I am planning on having a baby within the next 2 years, will it be a bad decision if I went into the program?

#10- can you move up..from a sonographer to something higher? just by taking a test?

*because Pharmacy technician, your just pharm tech..no higher then that unless your a pharmacist:p*

Okaayy Thanks everyone for reading and if your answering my ?? thank you so much!..i will take your answers and definitely put that in consideration.

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michele

91 months ago

Lys said: Hello Shanda,

I went to the Sanford Brown Institute (Formerly Ultrasound Diagnostic School) in Garden City, NY. It was NOT accredited, and it was very hard for me to find a job after I graduated, because I'm not registered, and I wasn't even eligible to sit for the exams until after one year of working, and they do not count school as "experience". Yes evey place has its quirks, youre right. NYU has a program, and my friend went there. She is registered in ABD and OB-GYN, but places didnt want her because she has no scanning experience. They taught the test, not the scanning. Therefore, it took her a while to find a job, she got it after volunteering, and she replaced a girl who couldnt get registered. I would advise you to go to a place where they have an accredited program, and take the boards ASAP. It's very hard to get back into physics and abd once youre out of school for a year or more for these tests. Trust me. Good luck :)

Lys

Hi Lys,

I had the same problem. I graduated with a BS. We were taught the test and not the scanning. I live in New York and was wondering if we might be able to help each other out. Well I have been out of school for a while but I am sure that with a little studying I could help you out and maybe you could help me with scanning. It is really disappointing after all that hard work to find out that you can't even get a job. Every other job gives training but not ultrasound. Looking foward to hearing from you.

Michele

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tina in Downey, California

91 months ago

I am really sorry that your school doesn't train scanning. I am half way done and this school is not accredit too but we all didn't find out until it was too late. our teacher said to go out of state to find a job for a yr experience than come back to ca to take the test but also he is telling to scan as much as you can bec. the interview will be on how well you scan. the whole class is afraid of not fining a job. wish me luck too . wished you two live closer so we can help each other out too. good luck .

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A sonographer not a Technician in Chicago, Illinois

91 months ago

Lisa,
I hope I can answer your questions.

1.The pay is great, the hours can be long.

2. Hours vary depending where you work. It appears that the older and more experienced Sonographers have the ideal cush jobs. They have worked long and hard over the years.(We call that paying your dues). New grads will get the crappy hours and lots of call and not the good Holidays off. You Newbies have to pay your dues just like us veterans did.

3. Depends on when you start and the senority .

4. I graduated May 15,1999 and started working May 17,1999

5 I would give it 8-9

6. Working in a hospital is not the ideal place to be showing any peircings. I think that if they are hidden then it would be ok.

7. Scanning is what you do over and over every day. You change up by doing different scans. Abd,testicular,breast,Pelvic, thyroid or a Ob. Each scan is differnt anatomy and different protocol but you are still scanning. Also you have procedures and vascular if its not in a seperate department.
8. You need to check with your school. But you need to go to ARDMS.org and find out if your school is really accredited. Just because they say they are doesnt mean they are. You need to check that they are CAHEAP accredited.

9. That is a decision you will have to make. There is call involved and it can get pretty hectic with a newborn unless you have moral support.

10.There is a position you need more schooling (I don't know how much more)that you get to help the Radiologist interrupt(read the films. Personally just become a Radiologist and make the big bucks. I don't think these assistants are really going to make much more. As a Sonographer starting out you can make a 100,000 a year if you work your butt off. You can do lots of call, take regisrty positions and a full time job.

I hope this helped.

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michele

91 months ago

tina in Downey, California said: I am really sorry that your school doesn't train scanning. I am half way done and this school is not accredit too but we all didn't find out until it was too late. our teacher said to go out of state to find a job for a yr experience than come back to ca to take the test but also he is telling to scan as much as you can bec. the interview will be on how well you scan. the whole class is afraid of not fining a job. wish me luck too . wished you two live closer so we can help each other out too. good luck .

Thank you for the kind thoughts. I wish you and your classmates all the best.

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A sonographer not a Technician in Chicago, Illinois

91 months ago

Here is a list of school in the state of new york that are accredited.

Hudson Valley Community College - Troy, NY
Long Island University - Brooklyn,
New York University - New York, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY

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ariggsy in Stratham, New Hampshire

91 months ago

Don't forget Molloy College in NY has an accredited Cardiovascular Program. Most people forget to look at Cardiovascular ultrasound on the CAAHEP website when looking for schools.....you can go into Echo or Vascular sonography, or Invasive Cath.....

LIU has just Vascular, I believe...

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Jadedwish04 in Pflugerville, Texas

91 months ago

Has anyone heard anything bad or good about the diagnostic medical sonography program at Virginia College in Austin,Tx?

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Terry in Surprise, Arizona

90 months ago

dummy in Sierra Vista, Arizona said: Hi Jess,
It eases my pain to think maybe I helped a student somehow. The credits should transfer to most schools with no problem as it is an accredited college . After losing my mind for a month after my bad news, I've succumbed to shootin' for the local nursing program. At least I know there won't be a problem with clinicals (and no out-of-state fees!) Once I earn my RN, I can certificate in DMS at Gateway Community College in Phoenix. A hell of a detour but I'll get there! Not too many choices down here where I live.
When you say your site is set up, does that mean you or the school selected it? I hope all goes well for you. You CAN earn your degree through JCC if you are aware of the pitfalls and stay on the ball. If I had any idea how important the lab work was (which wasn't stressed AT ALL) hell, I would've flown to Jackson and stayed in an RV for a couple months and knocked out the labs. But instead of honesty, all I got was sunshine pumped up where it shouldn't shine. A big fat "sorry" and on to the next student like it was no big deal after all the hard, hard work, lost time and money. It was devastating but it could have been prevented if JCC really cared about the DMS students like I thought they would and had done their job properly.

What hospitals did you try to get clinicals for??? I live in Glendale Arizona and was thinking about JCCs online DMS program but after reading your posts, I am definitly discouraged now

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