Monroe College to Offer Undergraduate Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Monroe's new associate (A.A.S.) degree program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is designed to meet the strong demand for qualified professionals trained to work with medical imaging technologies..

The new Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program will be offered by Monroe’s School of Allied Health starting in the fall 2016 semester.

Graduates of Monroe’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will be qualified for employment as a sonographer in state, local, and private hospitals, as well as physician’s offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories.

Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that it is launching an associate (A.A.S.) degree program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to meet the strong demand for qualified professionals trained to work with medical imaging technologies.

Monroe’s new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare students to assist physicians in the proper collection and interpretation of anatomical data through ultrasound procedures. Demand for trained sonographers is expected to remain strong, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting a 24% growth rate for the sector, which notably outperforms other health specialties. Graduates of Monroe’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will be qualified for employment as a sonographer in state, local, and private hospitals, as well as physician’s offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories.

“Demand for well-trained diagnostic medical sonographers is being driven by a number of factors, including the general medical needs of our aging population and the medical community’s increased use of cost-effective, non-invasive diagnostic methods such as ultrasounds,” said Dr. Leuda Forrester, Dean of the School of Allied Health. “We are excited to offer students a pathway into such a robust field with this new undergraduate degree program.”

The new Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program will be offered by Monroe’s School of Allied Health starting in the fall 2016 semester. The curriculum is designed to provide students with critical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and the different sonography specialties, as well as how to safely and correctly operate complex medical imaging technologies. Students will be provided the opportunity to work directly with health professionals while training, and will have the option to sit for the national certification examination upon program completion. The program’s curriculum follows guidelines from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Monroe’s School of Allied Health also offers associate degree programs in Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician, as well as bachelor’s degree programs in Health Services Administration and Public Health.

Additional information about Monroe College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and its School of Allied Health are available on the college's website. Admissions and financial aid information is also available.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu

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