Radiography Program (Florida)
Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., offers a 24-month Radiography Program in cooperation with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ).
Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays — anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose disease. Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the primary health-care team.
The Mayo Clinic Florida Radiography Program aspires to prepare individuals for a career in radiography by providing a high-quality curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse patient population, and a favorable faculty-to-student ratio, all in an environment supporting the service values of the institution.
The program goals are:
- Students will be recruited into the program who have the academic and personal qualities necessary for success in the field of radiography.
- Students will graduate with the basic skills needed to perform radiography as an entry-level practitioner.
- Students will graduate with the ability to think critically and problem-solve.
- Students will graduate with a basic understanding of advanced imaging and therapeutic modalities.
- Students will graduate with the personal and professional qualities needed to succeed in the field of radiography.
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Mayo School of Health Sciences Radiography Program is accredited by:
- The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
- Phone: 312-704-5300
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
- Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
- Phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456
- Fax: 312-263-7462
The curriculum for the Mayo School of Health Sciences Radiography Program is taught in cooperation with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). The program requires full-time attendance.
During the first semester, you will attend classes only at FSCJ. Any FSCJ course that is not completed prior to admittance must be completed during the first semester of the program. The curriculum at FSCJ includes courses related to radiography, as well as general education courses in other subjects. These courses give you a well-rounded educational foundation. FSCJ may accept previous college course work, however you must complete 20 credits on the FSCJ campus in order to receive the Associate of Applied Sciences degree.
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During the majority of the Radiography Program (semesters 2 through 6), you will be scheduled full-time in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology.
You will also attend radiography training courses and gain experience with patients in clinical practice settings.
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research, which support the highest-quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted around the Mayo Clinic hospital and 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, students must:
- satisfactorily complete all requirements of the didactic and clinical curriculum, and
- fulfill all financial obligations to the program
When you successfully complete the Radiography Program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Mayo School of Health Sciences and an Associate in Applied Sciences degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Graduates will be eligible to take the professional certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This certification provides graduates nationally recognized credentials to practice radiography and fulfills eligibility requirements for a license in Florida. Individual states may have other requirements. Mayo Radiography Program graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on the ARRT certification exam.
Classroom instruction and clinical rotations require the radiography student to attend Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Towards the end of the program, each student will be required to complete one week of 10 hour day shifts (7:00 am to 5:00 pm), 3 evening hours rotations (3:00 pm to 11:00 pm), 2 weekend rotations (7:00 am to 4:00 pm), and 4 night hour rotations (11:00 pm to 7:00 am). The radiography program requires 2,832 contact hours for both classroom and clinical instruction.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 10 students to its Radiography Program. Course enrollment and class sizes at Florida State College at Jacksonville vary by semester.
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