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Sonographer, Author and Program Director Yonella Demers, MSRS RDMS (Ab, Ob/Gyn, PS) RVT

Yonella Demars has been a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for over nine years. She has a BS and Master’s degree in Radiologic Sciences and is currently in the candidacy phase of a Radiation Science PhD degree. Her interest is burnout and organizational commitment among sonographers in the U.S.  She is also an author and entrepreneur of Keep reading

It was truly an honor to interview Joan P. Baker MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS. Originally from England, Baker was invited to the United States in the 1960s – due to her sonography passion and practice – and she’s been here ever since. Baker’s eclectic career as a clinical sonographer, educator, and now president of the Keep reading

Interview With Sonographer Dr. Traci Fox

Dr. Traci Fox EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT has been a sonographer for over 20 years, but she’s been intrigued by the sciences since grade school. She earned her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Thomas Jefferson University, and her Doctorate in Education from Drexel University. Currently she is a full time Diagnostic Medical Sonography Keep reading

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 Keep reading

How to Ace Anatomy and Physiology

Studying for an anatomy and physiology course

Earlier this year, we received some advice from another ultrasound professor: Michael Keith, (B.S.R.T., R.D.M.S) who is the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at Rowan College at Gloucester County in New Jersey. Director Keith had this to say:  “I would encourage all aspiring sonographers to make sure they pay strict attention  in Anatomy and Physiology Keep reading

Tricia Turner Shares Her Passion for Sonography

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

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 Keep reading

Tom Whelan

In Part 1 of our interview with diagnostic medical sonographer, echocardiographer and vascular technologist,  Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE), we learned how he started his sonography career over three decades ago and how he has been a pioneer in the field.  In this second part, he shares some of his professional highlights as well Keep reading

Tom Whelan

Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE) has been a sonographer for nearly 35 years. The ARDMS-certified professional and Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography has literally been a pioneer in the ultrasound field. Starting out as a radiologic technologist, he began performing ultrasounds just as the technology was first becoming available in U.S. hospitals Keep reading

Two imaging specialists

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 Keep reading