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Many of us do not remember a time when it was rare to see women in the workforce. Some of us (men and women alike) may think the problem of gender inequality no longer exists. And, in this day and age, the very idea of a man and woman working the same job but earning Read more

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Healthcare

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There are often many barriers in place that keep women from reaching the top of their given profession, and that can certainly be said of the healthcare industry. Women have a strong representation in many of the various fields within healthcare, but are disproportionately misrepresented at the top. How do those numbers break down, and Read more

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These days, we are busier than ever, balancing the stresses of life, work, family, and our personal interests. Men and women alike are juggling so much and are trying to make it all work on a tight budget and not enough time. But women often feel the brunt of the difficulties at work, where they Read more

7 Female Pioneers in Medical Imaging

In the first article of our Women in Medical Imaging series, we introduce you to some individuals who have, or are currently, making their mark in the field. Some are no longer with us but have left us with lessons that continue to benefit human lives; others are just in the beginning of their careers Read more

Tatym Schneider

We headed north to Canada to speak to British Columbia-based sonographer Tatym Schneider. We first learned about Tatym upon discovering her blog, SmartSonographer.com, which seeks to share ultrasound knowledge and inspire sonographers to excel in their profession. Tatym is not only a writer and an ARDMS-certified/Canadian Registered Sonographer (CRS), but she’s also a digital artist Read more

Using Simulation to Train Sonographers

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As technology continues to evolve and permeate the field of healthcare, health science educators are utilizing advanced simulation training to prepare students for the challenges of the clinical environment. Medical facilities are also turning to simulation tools to help health professionals improve processes in the workplace. Sonography instructors have seen tremendous value for their students Read more

Time Management Tips for Sonographers

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In addition to the faculty highlighted in our “Advice from Ultrasound Professors” article, we also heard back from Ken Galbraith, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. The Chair of the Ultrasound Program offered this advice for aspiring medical imagers: “Take care of your patients’ needs. You Read more

Emily Downs is an experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with a BS in Radiation Science.  She is currently the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Denver in Colorado, where she has served for the past three years. In 2014, she received the IFSER (International Foundation For Sonography Education and Research) International Outreach Advocate Award Read more

It’s Not Too Late to Go Back to School

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A few years back, Jacklyn started a thread on one of the AIUM’s discussion boards asking for “Advice on becoming a DMS.” The 30-something mother of two was looking for some insight on whether insiders recommended working in ultrasound and if they could offer guidance for starting a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer. Several Read more