About the Program
The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) has a special eligibility criterion for students in sonography programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree. Since LIU is such a program, LIU DMS students are eligible to sit for the national credentialing examinations in Adult Echocardiography, Abdominal Sonography and OB/GYN Sonography along with the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination prior to completing their degree, and therefore, can be credentialed by the time of graduation. This makes LIU DMS students particularly attractive to potential employers.
The professional program is five semesters in length, including the summer semester between the third and fourth year. Students will complete an integrated didactic and clinical curriculum. There is no provision for part-time or evening-only enrollment.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program mission is to instill in our students the desire to be leaders in the profession, advocates of ethical humanism, and lifelong learners who hold in high esteem meaningful work and have an engaged commitment to the profession.
- To provide a foundation of general education studies consistent with other college students which can serve as a basis for future academic preparation.
- To maintain high academic and professional standards in the program and by the students.
- To produce skilled medical sonographers/echocardiographers who can apply sonographic principles and techniques to produce high quality diagnostic images.
- To produce graduates who are multi-competent in three specialty areas of sonography.
- To produce graduates eligible to take and pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Examination.
- To instill a sense of pride and professional attitude in the field of sonography.
- To encourage active participation iin professional organizations and activities to advance the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- To provide qualified sonographers/echocardiographers to meet the employment demands.
- To engender an awareness and desire to continue to expand their professional development.
- To develop an understanding of the health care industry and prepare them to deal with the changing health care environment.
- To maintain an educational program which is current with society’s health needs and professional standards.
The Long Island University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Employers seek out graduates from CAAHEP accredited programs. Our graduates are able to sit for the National Registry Examination (ARDMS) prior to graduation which makes them eminently marketable.
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