Essential Requirements

Students entering the Medical Imaging Sciences program must have the ability to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program.  At the minimum, students will be required to; lift at least 25 pounds,  lift patients, stand for several hours at a time, and perform activities requiring bending. 

Students require sufficient motor function to execute movements required to provide general care and treatment to all patients in all health care settings.  He or she must be able to observe a patient accurately, at a distance and close at hand.

Students must communicate effectively and professionally with other students, faculty, staff, patients, family, and other professionals.  Students must express ideas and feelings clearly and demonstrate a willingness and ability to give and receive feedback. 

Students must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.  Students must be able to process and communicate information on the patient’s status with accuracy in a timely manner to members of the health care team. 

Students must be able to communicate with patients verbally and non-verbally.  Appropriate communicate may also rely on the student’s ability to make a correct judgment in seeking consultation or help in a timely manner. 

Students must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate and synthesize in context of undergraduate study. 

Students must be able to read and comprehend extensive written material.  He or she must also be able to evaluate and apply information and engage in critical thinking in the class room and clinical setting.

Students must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities required to for the care of patients.  He or she must be able to maintain mature sensitive and effective relationships with patients, students, faculty, staff and other professionals under all circumstances including highly stressful situations. 

Medical Imaging can also place students under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities impacting the lives of patients.  Students should have the ability to exhibit rational and appropriate behavior in demanding situations.  Individuals should carefully consider the mental and physical demands of quality patient care prior to application.

The Radiologic Technology Program reserves the right to refuse admission to any student who is involved in activities which is not considered professional or conducive to proper patient care. All program students will maintain high ethical standards and follow all program policies.