August 10, 2015
Officials of the Mt. San Jacinto College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program announced that the program received its initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Accreditation Programs – Joint Review Commission for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
“This achievement places MSJC’s DMS program among the top programs in the United States,” said Colleen Saunders, program director. “The accreditation is the stamp of approval on our quality program and ensures our students they are receiving a rigorous, state-of-the-art education. Hospitals and other employers can also be ensured that the students they hire from MSJC’s DMS program have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge available.”
The accreditation was approved on July 16, 2015 and will run through July 31, 2020. It increases opportunities for student clinical training, strengthens the student learning process, and opens doors to student employment. Students enrolled in accredited DMS programs are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) board exams up to 60 days prior to graduation, improving employment rates of program graduates. Student demand for MSJC’s DMS program is also expected to increase as a direct result of the program’s accreditation.
The CAAHEP’s Joint Review Committee of Diagnostic Medical Sonography will monitor the program regularly for compliance with the outcomes expected by the CAAHEP.
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