Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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The DMS Program at Delgado Community College is a Post-Associate Certificate Program. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography exams in Obstetrics-Gynecology, Abdomen and Physics.
What is Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound?
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound is one of many imaging modalities used in medicine to diagnose pathology and improve patient care. Diagnostic ultrasound involves the use of low intensity, high frequency sound waves to provide information about human anatomy and pathology.
What is the DMSU Post-Associate Program like at Delgado?
The DMS program is a 16 month certificate post-associate program which provides students with both formal and practical education in ultrasound.
How do you apply for admission to the DMSU Program?
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however acceptance into the DMSU Post-Associate Program is by selection. The Admissions Committee for the DMSU Program reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Students wishing to apply for admission to the DMSU Program must submit a completed DMSU application to the Division of Allied health NO LATER THAN May 15.
Persons accepted into the DMSU Program will be required to meet the technical standards of the Ultrasound profession which are available for review in the Allied Health Admissions Office.
When should you apply for admission to the DMSU Program?
To be eligible to apply for admission to the DMSU program students must:
1. Fulfill one of the following criteria:
2. Possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 including all colleges attended.
NOTE: Science courses over 10 years old may require repetition. Check with the Allied Health Admissions Advisor