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Medical school adds sonography program

Pima Medical Institute is now enrolling for its newly added Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at the Phoenix campus, 13610 N. Black Canyon Highway. In approximately 22 months graduates can complete the program, earning their associate degree.

Diagnostic medical sonography students learn how to use ultrasound equipment to create images of internal body structures that doctors use to make a diagnosis. The career field was just recently named one of the top healthcare support jobs for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career field is projected to grow 24 percent.

Those who enter the career field may specialize in vascular, cardiac, obstetrics/gynecology, or general ultrasound. Diagnostic medical sonographers typically work in the hospital setting, while others work in doctor’s offices or medical and diagnostic laboratories. The career is completely hands-on with patients.

Pima Medical students study pathophysiology, ultrasound scanning techniques, patient care, medical communications and professional medical ethics. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Examinations.

For more information, visit www.pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.

 

 

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