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DMS Mission Goals and Effectiveness

 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, in conjunction with the department and University's mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as competent entry-level sonographers and to provide a foundation for continued lifetime learning designated in diagnostic medical sonography.

Mission

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, in conjunction with the department and University's mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as competent entry-level sonographers and to provide a foundation for continued lifetime learning designated in diagnostic medical sonography.

Goals

The student will:   

Be prepared to practice as competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

  1. Students manipulate equipment controls to provide optimum image quality.
  2. Students recognize and differentiate various pathologies.
  3. Students exhibit professional and ethical behavior during sonographic procedures.
  4. Students complete the diagnostic medical sonography program and gain employment.
  5. Graduates pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers credentialing examinations.
  6. Integrate scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective communication methods to provide quality care and useful diagnostic information.
  7. Students practice effective oral communication skills.
  8. Students practice effective written communication skills.
Employ critical thinking.
  1. Students analyze sonographic principles and apply the information.
  2. Students demonstrate competence in the performance of diagnostic medical sonography procedures.

Program Effectiveness Data

A table of Program completion rates.
Program Completion Rates
Year Completion Rate
2020 84% (16/19)
2019 100% (20/20)
2018 93% (13/14)
2017 85% (11/13)
2016 70% (7/10)
 
A table of MSU and national passage rates for credentialing exams.
ARDMS Passage Rates for Credentialing Exams
Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Passage Rate Abdomen Passage Rate Obstetrics/Gynecology Passage Rate
Graduate Year MSU Rate National Rate MSU Rate National Rate MSU Rate National Rate
2021 100% (16/16) 100% (11/11) 84% (11/13)
2020 94% (15/16) 87% 100% (12/12) 77% 100% (12/12) 72%
2019 100% (20/20) 67% 93% (11/14) 77% 88% (14/16) 72%
2018 100% (13/13) 75% 92% (11/12) 84% 100% (10/10) 79%
2017 100% (11/11) 79% 91% (10/11) 80% 91% (10/11) 80%

 

A table of job placement rates for graduates since 2017.
Job Placement Rates
Year Job Placement 
2021 100% (16/16)
2020 100% (16/16)
2019 90% (18/20)
2018 100% (13/13)
2017 91% (10/11)