Overview

Mayo Clinic radiography student positioning a patient for imaging scan

Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 24-month Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, in cooperation with Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create radiographs — anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose and monitor pathology and injury. Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinical and hospital settings and are vital members of the primary health care team.

Mission statement

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Radiography Program is to provide a premier curriculum to develop patient-centered technologists who deliver the highest quality imaging and procedural services.

Program goals and student learning objectives

Goal 1: Be clinically competent

Students will:

  • Apply positioning skills
  • Select technical factors
  • Utilize radiation protection
Goal 2: Demonstrate effective communication skills

Students will:

  • Demonstrate written communication skills
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills
Goal 3: Develop critical-thinking skills

Students will:

  • Adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients
  • Critique images to determine diagnostic quality
  • Interpret and analyze peer-reviewed journal articles
Goal 4: Model radiology professionalism

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a professional mindset
  • Demonstrate adherence to policies

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The Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist you in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the:

  1. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    1. 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    2. Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    3. Phone: 312-704-5300
    4. Email: mail@jrcert.org

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Affiliated institution

The curriculum for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Radiography Program is taught in cooperation with Florida State College at Jacksonville. The program requires full-time attendance.

During the first semester, you attend classes only at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Any Florida State College at Jacksonville course that is not completed prior to admittance must be completed during the first semester of the program.

The curriculum at Florida State College at Jacksonville includes courses related to radiography as well as general education courses in other subjects. These courses give you a well-rounded educational foundation. Florida State College at Jacksonville may accept previous college coursework, though you must complete 20 credits on its campus to receive the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Program effectiveness

Program effectiveness data is provided in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Accreditation Standards. Program effectiveness data includes program completion rate, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board exam pass rate and job placement. This information is reported annually and may also be found on the JRCERT website.

See program effectiveness data for the Radiography Program (Florida) in Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Facilities

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.

Graduation and certification

To qualify for graduation and a certificate of completion, you must:

  • Satisfactorily complete all requirements of the didactic and clinical curriculum
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the program

Radiography Program graduates are eligible to take the professional certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This certification provides graduates with nationally recognized credentials for practicing radiography and fulfills eligibility requirements for a license in Florida. Individual states may have other requirements.

Students wishing to take the ARRT examination must document that they have earned a degree — associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral. The degree does not need to be in radiologic science and can be earned before entering, during or after completing the educational program. Degrees must be granted by an institution accredited by a mechanism recognized by the ARRT.

Individuals who do not possess a degree at the completion of their educational program will have three years to obtain a degree. The degree must be completed prior to a candidate taking the examination.

Hours

Classroom instruction requires radiography students to attend Monday through Friday during daytime hours.

Semester 1

  • Completion of prerequisite courses at FSCJ.

Semester 2

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Semester 3

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Semester 4

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Semester 5

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (2 rotations)

Semester 6

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Clinical class: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 rotations)
  • Optional: One observational rotation at University of Florida Health — Shands Hospital
  • Optional: One observational rotation at Wolfson Children's Hospital

The Radiography Program requires 400 contact hours for didactic instruction and 2,432 contact hours for clinical instruction.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits up to 10 students to the Radiography Program. Course enrollment and class sizes at Florida State College in Jacksonville vary by semester.

Feb. 03, 2018