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Radiography Program (Florida)

Program description

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

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 mission of the Radiography Program is to prepare entry-level radiographers to function competently within the health care community.

Program goals and objectives

Goal 1: Be clinically competent

  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Students will select technical factors.
  • Students will utilize radiation protection.

Goal 2: Demonstrate effective communication skills

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal 3: Develop critical-thinking skills

  • Students will adapt standard procedures for nonroutine patients.
  • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Goal 4: Model radiology professionalism

  • Students will demonstrate a professional mindset.
  • Students will demonstrate adherence to policies.

Gainful employment disclosure report

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

Accreditation

The Radiography Program is accredited by:

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Affiliated institution

The curriculum for the Mayo 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.

Facilities

During the majority of the Radiography Program (semesters 2 through 6), you are scheduled full-time in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology. You also attend radiography training courses and gain experience with patients in clinical practice settings.

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, students 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 to practice radiography and fulfills eligibility requirements for a license in Florida. Individual states may have other requirements.

Students wishing to sit for 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. A list of currently recognized accrediting agencies is available at the ARRT website under the Academic Degree column.

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 sitting for the examination.

Hours

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

Semester 2

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical simulation: Monday through Friday, daytime hours

Semester 3

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical simulation: Monday through Friday, daytime hours

Semester 4

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical simulation: Monday through Friday, daytime hours

Semester 5

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Semester 6

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Optional: One observational rotation at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
  • Optional: One observational rotation at Wolfson Children's Hospital, part of Baptist Health

The Radiography Program requires 400 contact hours for didactic instruction and 2,228 contact hours for clinical instruction.

Class size

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.

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 at www.jrcert.org.

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

  • April 9, 2015
  • ART584040