Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Gains 10-Year Reaccreditation - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on August 23, 2016

Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Gains 10-Year Reaccreditation

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Grant Gegwich
(610) 447-6316
Grant.Gegwich@crozer.org

After a stringent review of its standards and outcomes, the Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography program recently earned a 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

The Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography program provides students, or those looking to make a career change, with the opportunity to become a successful sonographer. The program is designed to offer individuals a Widener education along with clinical expertise from Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. The CAAHEP accreditation recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with nationally established standards.

In the program, students gain the knowledge and experience they need to become competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains. Just ask Jeff Strano, a graduate who now works with a general university-based ultrasound department and with a vascular ultrasound department.

“As a former medical student looking to be trained as a sonographer, I had high hopes and expectations of receiving an exceptional education that would give me the knowledge and skills to be a highly competitive applicant to employers. The Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography program not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The courses within the program are challenging, thorough and are comprised of the most up-to-date literature and practices within the field,” Strano said. “Upon graduating I felt prepared to jump in and start working right away. I received numerous job interviews immediately and was offered multiple jobs. I was pleased to know that employers were unanimously impressed by my scanning abilities and knowledge right out of school.”

Some of the features that have made the Widener-Crozer Diagnostic Medical Sonography program so successful:

  • Students log more than 1,700 clinical hours over the course of the program. Clinical rotations and hands-on experience begin immediately.
  • Students train in state-of-the-art facilities, including both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as high-risk areas.
  • Classroom instruction is led by experienced clinicians.
  • Financial aid is also available through Widener University for qualified undergraduates
  • Students have the ability to provide prospective employers with details of an online tracking system called Trajecsys.

Some of students’ nonclinical coursework may be transferred from other accredited institutions or completed at Widener University. New clinical cohorts begin in September and January.

For more information or to apply, visit www.widener.edu/sonography

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