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  Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Why study diagnostic medical sonography at Benedicitne?

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive body of knowledge and the necessary skills expected of a competent program graduate.The curriculum includes didactic instruction that provides learning experiences to enhance understanding and performance of clinical responsibilities. Especially designed to meet the pre-requisite coursework at Northwestern Memorial's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, students complete a bachelor's degree and certificastion as a diagnostic medical sonographer.

What does does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer do?

Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares you to:

  • Perform diagnostic sonography procedures and obtain sonographic diagnostic images.
  • Analyze technical information.
  • Use independent judgment in recognizing the need to extend the scope of a procedure according to diagnostic findings.
  • Provide an oral or written summary of the technical findings to the physician for medical diagnosis.
  • Provide quality patient care.
  • Collaborate with members of the health care team.
How does the program work?

In Diagnostic Medical Sonography, you will complete your first years of course work at Benedictine University. You should complete all college graduation requirements during these three years while maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or above. During your junior year, you apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for your clinical education. The admissions process is competitive. During your senior year, you will complete an 18-month, 45-semester-hour clinical education curriculum at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

When you complete this curriculum, you will be awarded the B.A. in Biology-Allied health, and a certificate of qualification as a diagnostic medical sonographer.



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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers specialized advising for all students interested in a healthcare profession, regardless of their major. Our nationally-recognized faculty enjoy engaging students at all levels in investigative research in their laboratories, often presenting their work at national, professional conferences. Our students are active in the many student organizations on campus, athletics, and campus ministries, all of which contribute to a broadly fulfilling college experience.

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