Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), or ultrasound, uses high frequency sound waves to create visual images of internal structures in the body for medical diagnosis. Sonography is used to examine many different areas of the body without making incisions or injecting radioactive material into a patient.
The diagnostic medical sonography program at University of Charleston-Beckley offers:
- A bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The program includes study in general (abdomen and ob/gyn), cardiac, and vascular ultrasound.
Why UC for DMS?
With its combination of high technology and hands-on work with patients, as well as excellent employment and salary prospects and a wide range of specialties, diagnostic medical sonography can provide a rewarding health sciences career.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at UC combines, didactic, lab, and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a career in Sonography. The Sonography Program is a full time (40 hours per week) program.
Upon successfully completing one year of clinical experiences, students will be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) for examinations in abdomen and/or ob/gyn. Once students obtain their bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, graduates are eligible to apply to the ARDMS for echocardiography and vascular examinations.
The DMS program is available at the UC –Beckley, W.V. location