Sonography CAAHEP Accreditation
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727.210.2350) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Hunter Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Earns Prestigious CAAHEP Accreditation!
July 18, 2013
Hunter Business School is proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, offered at its Medford, New York campus, a five-year initial accreditation. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
The Program’s recent peer review conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes Hunter’s DMS program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. The program was accredited in the two concentrations it offers: 1) General Sonography, which includes Abdomen and OB/GYN and 2) Cardiac Sonography. Jay Fund, President and owner of Hunter, said, “I am very proud of the ultrasound department’s achievement,” and added that, “this CAAHEP distinction is an important step in helping us to continue offering the best allied health programs in New York.”
“Our training is intense and very hands-on with six varied and rigorous externship rotations integrated throughout the program. Receiving the CAAHEP accreditation will further assure employers that our program will continue to provide graduates who are well prepared, skilled, and ready to be successfully employed.” explained Program Director Rosemarie Cann, BS, RDMS, RDCS. “In addition, our graduates are equipped to sit for the national registry exams given by the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography), the recognized standard of excellence in sonography.”
The strength of Hunter’s DMS program comes from its dedicated and experienced team of faculty members, as well as the diverse and expanding network of outstanding clinical affiliates who collaborate with the school. Exceptional clinical instructors play an integral role in mentoring DMS students and cultivating their hands-on scanning skills. “The program has earned the respect and support of the local medical community, and we value these partnerships,” said Rosemarie Cann.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or ultrasound as it is also known, involves directing high frequency sound waves at tissues in the body to create images. These images of anatomical structures make it possible for physicians to diagnose pathology and disease. The sonographer performs examinations, records anatomic conditions, and provides diagnostic information.
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