School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography – General Concentration
The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Grady Health System began in 1991. The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography has several affiliate clinical sites where student training is enhanced through exposure to many diverse patients, various equipment, and a variety of examination types. This specialized program prepares the graduate for a rewarding career in diagnostic medical sonography in the areas of Abdomen and OB/GYN.
The course of study in General Concentration awards a certificate from Grady Health System upon graduation. Students who satisfactorily complete the program fulfill the requirements to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student may sit for the Sonography Physics and Instrumentation ARDMS exam upon completion of a physics course. The OB/Gyn and Abdominal ARDMS specialty exams may be taken up to 60 days prior to graduation. The credential of RDMS is valid upon completion of all program requirements and graduation.
This advanced-level program is a full-time, daytime program lasting 18 months. Classes are limited in size. Admission to this program is competitive. The number of students accepted is dependent on the availability of clinical sites. Currently, 14 students may be accepted every 18 months. (Gainful Employment Disclosure)
The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an advanced program and is:
- Daytime program
- 18 months in length
- 14 students are accepted every two years
The mission of the School of Diagnostic is to provide a quality education that actively engages the student in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that will prepare the student to challenge the national certification examination.