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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Goals and Outcomes

 

Montgomery College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and the Program of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). 

Diagnostic medical sonography is a multi-specialty profession comprised of abdominal sonography, cardiac sonography, obstetrics/gynecology sonography, vascular sonography, and other clinical areas. These diverse areas all use ultrasound as a primary technology in their daily work.

The goal of the DMS Program is to:

  • To prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains; and/or
  • To prepare competent entry-level abdominal sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and/or
  • To prepare competent entry-level obstetric and gynecologic sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and/or
  • To prepare competent entry-level vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains       

The diagnostic medical sonographer is an individual who provides patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The diagnostic medical sonographer must be educationally prepared and clinically competent as a prerequisite to professional practice. Demonstration and maintain competency through certification by a nationally recognized sonography credentialing organization is the standard of practice in sonography, and maintenance of certification in all areas of practice is endorsed.

The diagnostic medical sonographer functions as a delegated agent of the physician and does not practice independently. Diagnostic medical sonographers are committed to enhanced patient care and continuous quality improvement that increases knowledge and technical competence. Diagnostic medical sonographers use independent, professional and ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonographic procedures.

Program Outcomes

2018  |  2017  |  2016   |  2015  |  2014  |  


2018

Credential Success Rate

Number of students taking ABD credential 9
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 9
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 9
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 9
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential  9
Total number earning OB-GYN credential 9
ABD credential success rate  100% OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
       
       
Number of students taking VASC credential 2
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential  5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 2
Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS 5
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
Total number earning VASC credential 2
Total number earning CARDIAC credential 5
VASC credential success rate 100%
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%

Job Placement Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of graduates in 2018 9
 2
5
Number of graduates employed  9
 2
5
Job placement rate  100%
100%
100%

Attrition Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of students admitted 18
6
6
Number of students graduating  9
 2
 5
Attrition rate  50%
 33%
 83%


2017

Credential Success Rate

Number of students taking ABD credential 13
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 13
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 13 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 13
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 13
Total number earning OB-GYN credential 13
ABD credential success rate (1st time pass rate)
 100% OB-GYN credential success rate (first time pass rate)
 100%
       
       
Number of students taking VASC credential 5
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential 5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 5 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS (1st time pass rate/2nd time pass rate)
3/4
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
Total number earning VASC credential 5 Total number earning CARDIAC credential (1st time pass rate/2nd time pass rate)
3/4
VASC credential success rate (1st time pass rate)
100%
CARDIAC credential success rate (first time pass rate/2nd time pass rate)
60%/80%

Job Placement Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of graduates in 2017 13
5
5
Number of graduates employed 13
5
4
Job placement rate 100%
100%
80%

Attrition Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of students admitted 18
6
6
Number of students graduating 13
5
5
Attrition rate 28%
17%
17%


2016

Credential Success Rate

Number of students taking ABD credential 11 Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 11
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS  9 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS  11
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 11 Total number earning OB-GYN credential  11
ABD credential success rate  82% OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
       
       
Number of students taking VASC credential 5
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential  4
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 5 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS  4
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
Total number earning VASC credential  5 Total number earning CARDIAC credential  4
VASC credential success rate  100% CARDIAC credential success rate  100%

Job Placement Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of graduates in 2016  11  5  4
Number of graduates employed  11  5  4
Job placement rate 100%  100%  100%

Attrition Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of students admitted  18 6  6
Number of students graduating  11  5  4
Attrition rate  39%  17%  27%


2015

Credential Success Rate

Number of students taking ABD credential  11 Number of students taking OB-GYN credential  11
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS  11 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS  11
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential  11 Total number earning OB-GYN credential  11
ABD credential success rate  100% OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
       
       
Number of students taking VASC credential  2 Number of students taking CARDIAC credential  5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS  2 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS  5
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
Total number earning VASC credential  2 Total number earning CARDIAC credential  5
VASC credential success rate  100% CARDIAC credential success rate  100%

Job Placement Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of graduates in 2015  11  2  5
Number of graduates employed  11  2  5
Job placement rate  100%
 100%
 100%

Attrition Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of students admitted 17  5  6
Number of students graduating  11  2  5
Attrition rate  35%  60%  17%


2014

Credential Success Rate

Number of students taking ABD credential 14 Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 16
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 14 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 16
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 14 Total number earning OB-GYN credential 16
ABD credential success rate 100% OB-GYN credential success rate 100%
       
       
Number of students taking VASC credential 2 Number of students taking CARDIAC credential 5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 2 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS 5
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
Total number earning VASC credential 2 Total number earning CARDIAC credential 5
VASC credential success rate 100% CARDIAC credential success rate 100%

Job Placement Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of graduates in 2014 16 2 5
Number of graduates employed 16 2 4
Job placement rate 100% 100% 80%

Attrition Rate

  General Vascular cardiac
Number of students admitted 18 5 6
Number of students graduating 16 2 5
Attrition rate 11% 60% 17%


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