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Radiography Program (Minnesota)

Program description

Mayo School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a 21-month Radiography Program.

Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays. X-rays are anatomical images that are 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.

The Radiography 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.

Affiliated institutions

Students at these affiliated academic institutions are eligible to apply to the Radiography Program:

Certificate option

Students may be eligible for the certificate option if they have successfully completed a bachelor's degree or will obtain a bachelor's degree prior to the start of the program. Certificate students are required to complete all the prerequisite course work to be eligible for admission.

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.

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 objectives

Goal 1

Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students will utilize professional judgment in delivering patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical decision making.

Goal 2

Students/graduates will be clinically competent.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate clinical competence in producing images of diagnostic quality.
  • Students will practice radiation safety.

Goal 3

Students will utilize critical thinking.

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

Goal 4

Students will develop effective communication skills.

Student learning outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills.
  • Students will practice 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.

Accreditation

The Mayo School of Health Sciences 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.

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Mayo Clinic, Minot State University, Mount Marty College, St. Cloud State University, St. Mary's University, University of Minnesota Rochester 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.

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 in Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Facilities

During the 21 months of the Radiography Program, students are assigned to clinicals in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester 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.

Students 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, students also attend courses specific to radiography on the Rochester campus.

Graduation and certification

Upon completion of the program, all students receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences. Students completing a bachelor's degree from an affiliated academic institution receive a bachelor's degree from their respective university.

To be eligible for graduation, a student must successfully pass all courses with a grade of C or higher and complete all clinical competencies identified in the Clinical Handbook.

Graduates are eligible to take the Radiography certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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, students are assigned evening and weekend clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. During the fifth semester, students are assigned to overnight clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

During the last three semesters of the program, students are assigned to clinical rotations in radiology departments at the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Lake City, Cannon Falls and Mankato, Minnesota.

Class size

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

  • Aug 3, 2016
  • ART665540