This is a 21-month certificate program designed to produce competent sonographers through educational and clinical experiences at the region's premier academic health center. The program's location in the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital means students learn from the top faculty and clinicians in their fields, and the setting provides KU students with exposure to the latest in equipment and procedures
A certificate from the University of Kansas is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in adult cardiac sonography, and will then be qualified to work in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices as members of the dynamic healthcare team of the future.
The program was first available as an academic program in the School of Health Professions (formerly the School of Allied Health) in 2004 and is provided by Mid-America Cardiology in The University of Kansas Hospital.
The University of Kansas Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.
For information on total program costs, enrollment information, and occupations available with this training, please see the gainful employment disclosure.