Clinical Education

The following information is presented to provide the student with the plan of clinical education. Because the information spans the entire clinical process of the two-year program, it may seem overwhelming upon first reading the information. The staff of the radiography program will meet with students both as individuals and as a group to reinforce and guide you through this process. Class meetings are set up at the beginning of each semester to review coming objective and requirement of clinical education

We encourage you to refer to this section of the student handbook frequently. Additionally, please do not hesitate to meet with any faculty member if questions or concerns arise.

The clinical education portion of the program provides a means for the student to acquire the skills necessary to perform the duties of an entry-level technologist. The purpose of clinical assignments is to allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical principles of radiography, patient care and department procedures to practical experience. The student will have the status of the learner and will not replace department personnel. Didactic education corresponds with and is coordinated with clinical education schedules. Combined clinical and didactic education times never exceed 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.

Clinical Education Settings

Clinical Education is scheduled at both of the main sites. The Crozer-Chester Medical Center (CCMC) in Upland, PA, and Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) in Drexel Hill, PA.  In addition, students go to Media Medical Imaging in Media, Pa, Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, Pa, Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and Crozer-Keystone Broomall Imaging in Broomall, Pa. All of these facilities are members of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Students are also required to complete a one-week pediatric observation  rotation at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. 
Clinical hours are as follows:

Assignment Times
CCMC Clinical Facility 8:00am until 4:00pm
DCMH Clinical Facility 8:00am until 4:00pm
Media Medical Imaging 8:00am until 4:00pm
Springfield Hospital 8:00am until 4:00pm
Brinton Lake Imaging 8:00am until 4:00pm
Broomall Imaging 8:00am until 4:00pm

Assigned times are noted on the student clinical schedules distributed at the beginning of each semester. Students are expected to check in and check out with a school faculty member, or in the absence of a school faculty member, the lead technologies or chief technologist assigned to the clinical area.

Students are assigned a 45 minute lunch when assigned to the clinical area. Students who are scheduled off for 3 or more hours will not take a lunch break, but rather a 15-minute break.

SCHEDULED CLINICAL TIME-OFF:  THE STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT FOR AT LEAST HALF THE CLINICAL ROTATION IN ORDER TO HAVE AN EVALUATION FILLED OUT BY STAFF. 

* MISSED CLINICAL ROTATIONS THAT PROHIBIT AN EVALUATION MUST BE MADE-UP UPON COMPLETION OF THE 4TH SEMESTER.

Clinical Education Plan

Clinical Competencies

Student Supervision Policy

Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact:

Amber White
Academic Advisor
Center for Extended Learning
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
ANWhite@Widener.edu
610-499-4290

Governing Body

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300