The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) curriculum provides supportive courses in the liberal arts in addition to core courses and clinical experience in DMS. The 22-month curriculum includes four semesters and three summer sessions. Beginning with the first summer session, students enter clinical rotations. Although most hours are spent in a hospital setting, students also attend lectures on campus. DMS students must complete 1,160 hours of clinical instruction, which are scheduled throughout the program in collaboration with clinical affiliates. Clinical hours occur during all College sessions.
Upon successful completion of DMS program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for selected American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers certification examinations.
DMS is a selective admissions program. Students must be accepted to the program before registering for any DMS courses.
Rowan College requires all students accepted into the DMS program to complete a criminal history background check (CHBC), a mandatory requirement of clinical agencies to engage in patient care. Students denied the opportunity to participate in the clinical agency as a result of the CHBC will be dismissed from the DMS program.
Students may download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
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Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities — immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree.
In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university of their choice.
Rowan College students have transferred to these universities, as well as others:
- Adventist University of Health Sciences
- Florida Hospital University
- University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
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