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DMS Mission, Goals and Effectiveness Data

MISSION

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, in conjunction with the Department and University's mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as competent entry level sonographers and to provide a foundation for continued lifetime learning designated in diagnostic medical sonography.


GOALS

The student will:   

  • Be prepared to practice as competent entry level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  1. Students manipulate equipment controls to provide optimum image quality.
  2. Students recognize and differentiate various pathologies.
  3. Students exhibit professional and ethical behavior during sonographic procedures.
  4. Students complete the diagnostic medical sonography program and gain employment.
  5. Graduates pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers credentialing examinations.
  • Integrate scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective communication methods to provide quality care and useful diagnostic information.
  1. Students practice effective oral communication skills.
  2. Students practice effective written communication skills.
  • Employ critical thinking.
  1. Students analyze sonographic principles and apply the information.
  2. Students demonstrate competence in the performance of diagnostic medical sonography procedures.


Program Completion Rate

Graduate Year  Rate
2016 70% (7/10)
2015 90% (9/10)
2014 100% (10/10) 
2013 100% (10/10) 
2012 89% (8/9) 
 

ARDMS Passage Rates for Credentialing Exams

   Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Passage Rate   Abdomen Passage Rate    Obstetrics/Gynecology Passage Rate   
Graduate Year  MSU Rate National Rate MSU Rate National Rate MSU Rate National Rate
2016 100% (7/7) 78% 100% (7/7) 81% 86% (6/7) 79%
2015 100% (10/10) 79% 100% (8/8) 70% 100% (9/9)  80%
2014 100% (10/10)  79% 100% (10/10) 70% 100% (10/10)   80%
2013 100% (10/10) 81% 100% (10/10) 68% 100% (10/10)   80%
2012 100% (8/8) 77% 100% (9/9) 67% 100% (8/8)  78% 
 

Job Placement Rates

Graduate Year  Rate 
2016 100% (7/7)
2015 89% (8/9)
2014 90% (9/10) 
2013 90% (9/10)
2012 75% (6/8)
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