Sonography Program (Florida and Minnesota)
The Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a 21 month General-Vascular Sonography program.
Students who complete the program will receive a certificate from the Mayo School of Health Sciences. This program is also offered as a collaborative bachelor's degree with the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) - Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Sonography track.
The sonography program is offered at campuses in Rochester, Minn., and Jacksonville, Fla. Academic lectures originate primarily from the Rochester campus and are made available to students in Florida using interactive video-enabled classrooms. This system goes beyond traditional distance education and allows live, face-to-face collaboration between students and faculty. The program offers an exceptional educational experience by providing the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a competent, entry-level sonographer in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect.
Students will have an opportunity to train in the following specialties: abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, and peripheral vascular. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to apply to take national certification exams given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in the specialty areas of abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/Gyn) and vascular technology.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Report
The U.S. 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.
The Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
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Chicago, IL 60602-2504
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Mary's Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Primarily, clinical education takes place on the Mayo Clinic campus in the Departments of Radiology, Vascular Medicine, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
State-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are available at more than 50 scanning stations throughout the Mayo Clinic complex in Rochester.
Students on the Florida campus may be required to spend the first 1-2 weeks on the Rochester, Minn. campus attending various labs and courses.
The Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research, which support the highest-quality patient care. 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.
Primarily, clinical education takes place in the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Davis Building, and off-site obstetrical practices in Jacksonville. State-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are available throughout the Jacksonville campus.
Graduation and Certification
Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Those completing the collaborative bachelor's degree with UMR will also receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)degree.
Prior to graduation, students are required to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Graduates will then be eligible to take the appropriate specialty certification examinations.
The Sonography Program is a full-time (40 hours per week) program. The learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days per week.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 10 students into its Sonography Program. Eight student positions are located at the Rochester, Minn., campus and two are located at the Jacksonville, Fla., campus. Class sizes are small to allow one-on-one clinical instruction. Class size is subject to change.