Overview

Program description

Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays, which are anatomical images used by physicians to diagnose disease, injury or disability. Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the health care team. Learn more about this career option in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS) now offers a rigorous 18-month Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The program offers an exceptional educational experience by providing the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent radiographer in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect.

Note: The Radiography Program has made some changes that will be effective June 2019. These changes will impact all applicants who apply for future appointment into the MCSHS Radiography Program. Please review this website closely to determine how these changes will impact your future planning.

Program goals and objectives

Goal 1

Students and graduates will demonstrate professional development and growth.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students and graduates will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional attributes.

Goal 2

Students and graduates will demonstrate competency in entry-level radiography skills.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students and graduates will demonstrate clinical competence in producing images of diagnostic quality.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation practices for patients, self and staff.

Goal 3

Students and graduates will demonstrate critical thinking in the classroom, lab and clinical setting.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students will assess the quality of images.
  • Students and graduates will demonstrate the ability to adapt positioning for non-routine and trauma exams.

Goal 4

Students and graduates will develop effective communication skills.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students and graduates will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Program effectiveness measures

  1. Students will complete the program.
  2. Students will pass the national certification examination on the first attempt for examinations taken within six months of graduation.
  3. Students will be employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.
  4. Graduates will express overall satisfaction with their radiography education.
  5. The employers of our graduates will express overall satisfaction with their knowledge and job performance.
Mayo Clinic Radiography Program students doing coursework

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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.

Affiliated institutions

Learn about the MCSHS Radiography Program affiliates and the application pathways that are available to you.

Accreditation

The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Full accreditation has been maintained since the program's inception in 1982.

  1. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    1. 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
      Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    2. Phone: 312-704-5300
    3. Fax: 312-704-5304
    4. Email: mail@jrcert.org
    5. Website: www.jrcert.org

Mayo Clinic, Minot State University, Mount Marty College, St. Cloud State University, Saint Mary's University, University of Mary, University of Minnesota Rochester, Rochester Community and Technical College and University of Sioux Falls are members of the North Central Association of Colleges and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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

Program effectiveness measures

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) Radiography credentialing exam pass rate and job placement rate. This information is reported annually and may also be found on the JRCERT website.

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

Facilities

Students are assigned to clinicals in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

You are also assigned to clinical rotations in radiology departments at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Lake City, Cannon Falls and Mankato, Minnesota. Throughout the duration of the program, you attend courses specific to radiography on the Rochester campus.

Graduation and certification

After successfully completing this program, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Students seeking a degree from one of the program's affiliated academic institutions also receive a degree from their respective college university upon program completion.

Graduates are eligible to take the radiography certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) after they have successfully completed the MCSHS Radiography Program and earned an associate degree or higher.

Hours

The majority of the classroom instruction and clinical rotations are scheduled Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During the last three semesters of the program, you are assigned evening and weekend clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. During the fifth semester, you are assigned to overnight clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

During the last three semesters of the program, you are assigned to clinical rotations in radiology departments at Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) sites in Lake City, Cannon Falls and Mankato, Minnesota. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the MCHS sites.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits up to 34 students to the Radiography Program.

May 05, 2018