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Using Simulation to Train Sonographers

Simulation Training Session

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… Full Article

Tricia Turner Shares Her Passion for Sonography

Tricia Turner

Tricia Turner (BS, RDMS, RVT) graduated from the South Hills School of Business & Technology (SHS) Sonography program in 1999.  Today, she is the program’s Director. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at South Hills School of Business & Technology (SHS) started in the mid-90s with about five students. Now the program currently boasts approximately… Full Article

Five Unique Healthcare Degrees

Male And Female Nurse Working At Nurses Station

When people discuss healthcare degrees and careers, some of the typical occupations that come up are nursing, medical assisting, medical imaging, healthcare management, physical therapy or occupational therapy assisting, and even health information technology or billing & coding. Some healthcare specialties are not as familiar. We’ve come up with a list of some lesser known… Full Article

The Lung Transplant Team

Allied health team

About a month ago a relative of mine underwent a double lung transplant! She’s still in the hospital and recovering slowly but surely. Stopping to think of the magnitude of her surgery seems pretty surreal sometimes. What is also pretty impressive is the range of professionals that have worked with her before, during and now… Full Article

How to Stay Focused in Class During the Summer

Summer school

Finding it hard to concentrate in anatomy and physiology class? Is physics flying over your head more than it would if it weren’t so sunny outside? Are medical law concepts not sticking in your brain? If you’re having trouble focusing during summer session, whether you’re studying ultrasound, health sciences or any type of program at… Full Article

Don’t Knock a Community College Education

Community college students

Has it been engrained in your mind that a community college diploma or degree is not as good as a four-year Bachelor degree? NPR News’ Alex Friedrich conducted a survey in December 2010 asking high school students, parents, school staff and administrators about how technical and community colleges were perceived. Friedrich was inspired to do… Full Article

Will Community College Tuition Go Down to Zero?

On January 20th, during his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said: “By the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education. Two in three. And yet, we still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of the education they… Full Article

Healthcare team front desk

One of our favorite roles here at UltrasoundSchoolsInfo.com is helping you find an ultrasound technician training program that matches your professional goals and lifestyle. Our school directory connects you with colleges and universities in your area that offer sonography as well as other medical imaging and allied health programs offered on campus or online. You’ll notice… Full Article

Doctor with heart bandage

When you consider ultrasound schools, you might automatically think of colleges and universities. Did you know other types of institutions, like hospitals, medical centers…even charitable organizations, offer sonography programs too? The Arizona Heart Foundation based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a prime example. According to its website, it is “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the… Full Article

Choosing a program

So you’re thinking of becoming an ultrasound technician or sonographer…  You may have already begun looking at the wealth of ultrasound training programs out there. Wondering how to choose the best one for you?  Let’s explore some of the more important factors to consider. Tuition costs and location may seem like the best deciding factors… Full Article

Education

When researching prospective schools to study ultrasound technology or sonography, you will probably be looking at several factors, like location, time frame and tuition fees. But besides considering convenience, you need to really think about quality. To put it simply, an accredited ultrasound technician program has passed a “quality assurance test.” Furthermore completing an accredited… Full Article

Ultrasound Program at the Best ‘Up-and-Coming’ School

Job interview

It’s no surprise that Princeton, Harvard and Yale hold the top three national university spots among the 2014 U.S. News Best College rankings. But did you know that U.S. News also has a category for best Up-and-Coming schools? “…U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in… Full Article

Sonography School Students

On October 31, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona’s GateWay Community College opened the Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic. Offering sonography (ultrasound) and physical therapy services to the surrounding community, “it’s the first and only pro bono clinic on a community college campus in Maricopa County and the only ultrasound program in the country that’s offering services… Full Article

Perinatal Sonographer

Expectant mother and heart

A high-risk pregnancy means there is a greater chance the baby or mother will experience such problems as abnormal fetal development, early (premature) labor and placenta previa. Numerous factors characterize a high-risk pregnancy, such as the mother has a pre-existing health condition (like diabetes, chronic hypertension, epilepsy, kidney disease, sickle cell anemia, lupus or cancer)… Full Article

Interview with Sonographer Samantha Sawyer

There are those that are content with their position as a sonographer…and then there are individuals who emanate wholehearted enthusiasm for their ultrasound profession. Such is the case with Samantha Sawyer (RDMS, RDCS) originally from New Washington, Indiana. Sawyer is a determined, career-driven woman: She currently serves as an ultrasonographer for Cindy Basinski, MD and… Full Article