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Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

So count me "suckered", I win!

22 months ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

I meant to say at the hospital I interned they only had 2.5 echo sonographers, compared to 100s of nurses. So keep that in mind when choosing this field because I'm sure private ...

22 months ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Speak for yourselves, I put the work in, got my license right away, found a full time job (almost three years ago) within 6 months of graduating (part time within two weeks), and ...

22 months ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Sonogirl, guess what?... starting June 1, 2010 they are merging those two tests, it's on page 2 and 3 of that PDF file i mentioned. The new tests will be $350 instead of the 180 ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician 5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

i guess any echo techs that really wanted 800 hours in their 3 months could come into lab when they are not at externship on the weekend or evenings and get more hours in the ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Ok found more helpful info for the CCI inclined:
on page 17 it states:
Validation of Candidacy – Clinical Verification:
1) Clinical Site’s original ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Gloria,
if you go to CCI-online.org and click the "application and exam" link you will see on page 14 it lists the ways you qualify. You may not sit for the exam ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

along those same lines then Mount san jacinto community college in menifee california (inland empire) has a DMS program but it's also not CAAHEP but similar in that you have to ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

ghazala you should try to network and attend conferences in ultrasound or your area of expertise to meet people in the field and get business cards of doctors or heads of labs ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

The offices and clinics that do not accept medicare it is moot that is what i meant. It's a requirement of ICAEL and ICAVL labs as well as anyone accepting medicare,however i ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

You are correct about ARDMS being non-profit that's good actually now i don't have to worry if that law passes when i get registered that i'll have to register with another body ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

technically registering with ARDMS really IS optional and its not the only agency that you can register to be a tech for there is also CCI for vascular and echo, you don't HAVE to ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

hmm well davies has a good Q/A book i have and i like it but i haven't taken the exam yet to know if its good enough, and i passed physics with davies...haven't heard many people ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

well heres the thing, when i look it up on CAAHEP.org...it's not on the list...this is what i found on your schools website..
"Dade Medical College is accredited by the ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

Statistically the outlook is good, especially with the medicare cuts to radiology...nuclear was cut 60% which means more frequent ultrasounds for the techs to do on patients with ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

I passed my SPI (ultrasound physics) a few weeks ago with a 665 (95%). I still have to sit for RDCS and RVT specialty exams but i have to wait until i graduate for those two.

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

Sono, i started physics in school in october and it ended in december and i studied till yesterday. So four months. I would have been fine in december though but i had to wait to ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

oh and I got a 665!

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

I passed the SPI!!! Woohoo ... br />! I felt that davies of all the tests i have tried was closest to the test the score i had. Some repetitive questions i got were all of ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

oh and the gulfcoast cd has pics of vessels that you had to determine what they were like the liver...was it the hepatic vein, artery or portal vein or none of the above type thing ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

I actually just did the gulfcoast CD today, theres some good pics on it, no idea if they are on the test and the CD is from 2004 so it's not current. Lots of math though for ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

thanks anna! also he said he got a question about a bedpan! If a patient needs a bedpan what is the most often forgotten thing...and he said 3 of them were weird technical answers ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

Ok people i had my friend that got the 681 try the x-zone today AFTER he already passed the SPI 2 days ago to tell me if i was crazy because i'm getting high 90's on the davies cd ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

I meant passed i mis-spelled that above...also he said that there were quite a few mechanical and thermal index questions, there were range questions they said if the round trip ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

Hi guys, i take my SPI next friday but one of my friends took it and past with a 681 today, he studied from kremkau and davies only. He said that the NONE of the images on his ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

hey ninamarie,s, i think we talked about it on registries once, there are sort of temp agencies for techs they are called registries, hospitals sometimes use them as backups for ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

One other big point is nurses help people heal, ultrasound techs investigate. Two very different things. Which one can you handle doing all day? It's like being a detective to be ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

The last few lines didn't make sense oops i meant as a nurse in a hospital you are stuck treating the same group of patients all day as a tech you come and you leave. That's what i ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

benneth, without considering pay level or job availability consider stress factors and your own personality with the two career choices. I was in your shoes early last year with ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

GNC, i don't know the answer but i do know each question is not equally weighted in points. THey are not all even so you can get the majority right say and they are all the low ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Roy just to clarify with you since i don't know if you have a bachelor, you do you do NOT have to go to a CAAHEP school and you still can become registered with ARDMS right after ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

Good Luck,
Other than looking up jobs online and doing my initial questioning of hospitals and private offices before I went to school... no, I couldn't have, i'm not ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

so knowing you are looking at a cyst and saying "it's a cyst" out loud is considered a diagnoses? Technically. am i right?

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

the only person with the answers you seek is the director you speak of so often...ask them and either change your habits they dislike or move on but be civil and polite at all ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

Can i just ask randomly out here what exactly can you say? If you saw a cyst and it was palpable to the patient and that's why they are there (but they don't know if it's a solid ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery when you are an addict, so why should it be any different here. It's quite possible you don't realize it but you have ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

Oops i realize i said "except" i meant CAAHEP schools accept less than 10 students a year

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

WEST COAST ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE: TOP SCHOOL AND NOT CORPORATE

I'm not an authority on the job prospectus for this field I'm just changing careers and a student myself, I choose it because healthcare is safe and I'm a geek with technology and ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

Yes you should go speak with the manager, it shows that you are pro-active and care and at the same time you are trying to problem solve yourself because you don't want them ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ARDMS Ultrasound Certification vs. Accredited Sonography Program

[QUOTE who="aaacruz in Tempe, Arizona"]THERE IS AN ACCREDIDATED SCHOOL CALLED WEST COAST ULTRSOUND INTSTITUTE. THERE ARE 3 CAMPUSES, 2 IN CALI AND 1 IN PHX, AZ. THE ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Sorry I think I may have confused you somehow, I don't get to externship until next june. So we'll see when I get there where I go, so far I have a friend that can help should I ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

I will finish the class/lab portion at the end of june then go to externship.

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

one more thing to note is in my physics class there doesn't seem to be alot of motivation to take the test immediately after we finish and the longer you wait the worse your memory ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

I got the davies physics review that people seem to swear by for how close questions resemble the ones on the test and it was just re-released this november 9th, 2009 for SPI vs ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

I just have to say that physics and ultrasound physics aren't the same subject matter, physics is all encompassing, US physics is about sound and how the machine operates and the ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Orinda yes you can apply for RVT as well with a bachelor or your year of experience. Both in echo and DMS.

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

Temecula,
It's not kaplan it's platt college. I haven't heard about them but i did hear they have sequoia machines which are newer than ours. Cindy told me the same thing ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

ardms exam

You should make connections whether or not you are looking for a job now or later because you never know when you will need that connection if there are cutbacks or you move or a ...

5 years ago
Job > Ultrasound Technician

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AT WEST COAST ULTRASOUND

That's what I don't understand about the CARE bill, if passed the registration body can't be FOR PROFIT so will that mean that everyone ARDMS and CCI registered will have to take a ...

5 years ago

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