Why study diagnostic medical sonography at Benedictine?
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.
What does a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Benedictine offer?
A degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares you to:
- Obtain and record an accurate patient history.
- Perform diagnostic procedures and obtain 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?
When you major 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 a certificate of qualification as a diagnostic medical sonographer.