Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies

Graduate Survey - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The primary goal of a Diagnostic Medical Sonography education program is to prepare the graduate to function as a competent sonographer. This survey is designed to help the program faculty determine the strengths and any areas that may need improvement for our program. All data will be kept confidential and will be used for program evaluation purposes only.

Graduate Information

Name
Year Graduated:
Institution Name:
JRC-DMS Program #:
Employment: years and months
Maiden Name:
E-Mail Address:
Present Employer:
Position:
What specialty education did you complete:
General Cardiac Vascular
Credential status (check all that apply)?:
RDMS (Ab Ob) RDCS RVT RT(S)

INSTRUCTIONS: Consider each item separately and rate each item independently of all others. Select the rating that indicates the extent to which you agree with each statement. Please do not skip any rating. Select N if you do not know about a particular area.

5= Strongly Agree4 = Generally Agree3 = Neutral (acceptable)2 = Generally Disagree1 = Strongly DisagreeN = Not Applicable

I. Knowledge Base (Cognitive Domain)

The Program:
A. Helped me acquire the sonography care knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting
5 4 3 2 1 N
B. Helped me acquire the general medical knowledge base necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
5 4 3 2 1 N
C. Prepared me to collect data from charts and patients.
5 4 3 2 1 N
D. Prepared me to interpret patient data.
5 4 3 2 1 N
E. Prepared me to evaluate diagnostic findings in order to perform appropriate diagnostic procedures.
5 4 3 2 1 N
F. Trained me to use sound judgment while functioning in a healthcare setting.
5 4 3 2 1 N
Comments:

II. Clinical Proficiency (Psychomotor Domain)

The Program:
G. Prepared me to perform a broad range of sonography examinations in the GENERAL specialty in which I trained.
5 4 3 2 1 N
H. Prepared me with the skills to perform patient assessment.
5 4 3 2 1 N
I. Prepared me to perform current sonography procedures.
5 4 3 2 1 N
J. Prepared me to perform and interpret diagnostic procedures.
5 4 3 2 1 N
Comments:

III. Behavioral Skills(Affective Domain)

The Program:
K. Prepared me to communicate effectively within a healthcare setting.
5 4 3 2 1 N
L. Prepared me to conduct myself in an ethical and professional manner.
5 4 3 2 1 N
M. Prepared me to manage my time efficiently while functioning in a healthcare setting.
5 4 3 2 1 N
Comments:

IV. General Information

A. I have actively pursued attaining my sonography credentials.
YES NO
B. I am a member of a state/local sonography professional association.
YES NO
C. I am a member of a national sonography professional association or Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
YES NO
D. I actively participate in continuing education activities. If NO, please give reason in Comments area.
YES NO
Comments:

V. Overall Rating of the Program

Please rate and comment on the OVERALL quality of your preparation as an ENTRY-LEVEL sonographer.
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Comments:

VI. Additional Comments

Based on your work experience, please identify two or three strengths of the program.
Based on your work experience, please make two or three suggestions to further strengthen the program.
What qualities/skills (if any) were expected of you, upon employment, that were not included in the program?
Please provide comments and suggestions that would help to better prepare future graduates.


Thank you!