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    Radiologic Technology Program

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    Radiologic Technology Program

    The Rhode Island Hospital radiologic technology program, in collaboration with Rhode Island College, offers a bachelor of science (BS) in medical imaging. The BS in medical imaging is a four-year program consisting of two years of general education and cognate courses taken at Rhode Island College followed by a two-year clinical education program at Rhode Island Hospital.

    The radiologic technology clinical education program is a 24-month full-time day program designed to offer both clinical and didactic education in the art and science of radiography. A certificate in radiologic technology is offered upon successful completion of the clinical education program.

    Upon successful completion of the BS in medical imaging degree program, the student is qualified to write the certifying examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification board.

    ARRT Ethics Requirements for Registry Eligible Graduates

    A candidate for certification must be a person of good moral character and must not have engaged in conduct that is inconsistent with the ARRT standards of ethics or the ARRT rules and regulations and must have been complied with and agreed to continue to comply with the ARRT standards of ethics and the ARRT rules and regulations. Please refer to arrt.org for details.

    General Information

    Didactic Instruction

    Classes are scheduled at the School of Medical Imaging and Rhode Island Hospital.

    Clinical Education

    Clinical education during the radiologic technology program is a competency-based education. The 24-month clinical education program is a sequential integration of didactic and practical learning through classroom presentations, discussions, demonstrations and supervised practice of standardized procedures.

    Each student has access to clinical facilities at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, University Orthopedics and Rhode Island Medical Imaging offering a balanced education sufficient in quantity and variety of radiographic examinations as well as diversified modern equipment. A select number of students will have access to clinical facilities at The Miriam Hospital.

    All students will have the opportunity to attend primary rotations in diagnostic imaging as well as rotating through nuclear medicine technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance imaging and vascular and interventional radiology for observation.

    Hours

    Rhode Island Hospital: 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (not to exceed 8 hours)

    Rhode Island Medical Imaging: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    The Miriam Hospital: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Graduation Requirements

    The student must meet the following requirements to be eligible to receive a school certificate:

    • All make-up time must be completed
    • Student must return the following items to the school:
      • Radiation badge
      • Identification badge
      • Anatomical markers
    • Students must complete all didactic courses and clinical requirements according to the established criteria. A student with incomplete records in either area shall not be granted a certificate and will not be authorized by the program director as meeting the educational requirements for certification.
    • Candidate has met all financial obligations of the school.

    Program Policies and Procedures

    The School of Medical Imaging and radiologic technology program student handbooks are available on site upon request. Please contact the school for an appointment.

    Student Services

    Accommodations: The School of Medical Imaging is committed to making reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If a student is seeking reasonable accommodations for a disability under the American with Disabilities Act, and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she is required to submit the proper documentation to program faculty. Students must register with the Disability Services Center at Rhode Island College (401-456-2776 or http://www.ric.edu/disabilityservices) and provide a Request for Reasonable Accommodations letter to their instructors.

    Career Development Services: RIC Career Development Center provides counselors for resume and interview workshops at the School of Medical Imaging. Students also have access to the Career Development Center on the RIC campus. For more information, visit the center’s web site at http://www.ric.edu/careerdevelopment.

    Computers: Students have access to computers at Peters health Sciences Library, the Technology Center at RIH and RIC for educational purposes.

    Counseling: Each student attends counseling a minimum of two times per semester. Counseling is held at mid-semester and end-semester. A signed copy of the counseling report will be placed in the student’s file. If additional counseling is necessary, faculty follows the Counseling an Corrective Action Policy.

    Flu shots: Lifespan provides flu shots to students free of charge.

    Health services: Health services are available to all students on the college campus. See the health center’s web site at http://www.ric.edu/healthservices.

    Libraries: The following libraries are available for student use:

    • School of Medical Imaging library at Prairie Avenue
    • Peters Health Sciences Library at Rhode Island Hospital
    • Health Sciences Library at The Miriam Hospital
    • James P. Adams Library at RIC

    Tutoring: Tutoring is available on an as-needed basis upon request. It is the student’s responsibility to request tutoring as well as complete any recommended follow-up. Tutoring is scheduled according to instructor availability and should not be scheduled during clinic time.

    Transfer Students

    The School of Medical Imaging does not accept transfer credit for any previous didactic or clinical coursework.

    Vacations and Holidays

    Students are afforded one or two-week vacations during the program. Vacations are scheduled the last week(s) of each semester.