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Stephen W. Brown, M.D., School of Radiography

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Our program is currently on an annual basis. We will be accepting applicants in 2014.

Mission

To graduate radiographers who will successfully complete the ARRT examination and possess technical excellence in the performance of diagnostic procedures.

Program Goals

  • To produce responsible, clinically competent radiographers.
  • To prepare students to pass the ARRT certification examination.
  • To produce technologists who are capable of utilizing effective problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills to achieve desired outcomes.
  • To graduate students who will practice within the ethical and legal boundaries of the profession and develop an attitude of professional behavior and responsibility.
  • To produce technologists who are capable of utilizing effective communication skills.

Faculty can be reached at 706/774-5010.

The Program

The University Hospital School of Radiography, established in 1983, is on the leading edge of technology with the latest in radiographic equipment and procedures. Students receive extensive training in routine, fluoroscopic procedures as well as an introduction to the specialized areas in the Radiology Department. With such sophisticated techniques as magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography and other examinations using state-of-the-art equipment, this modern facility offers a range of clinical experience in preparation for an exciting and rewarding career.

The two-year program maximizes training experience through a low student/teacher ratio enabling the trained technologist to enter the profession highly qualified to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures.

Classes for the Certificate Program in Radiography begin in July. Classroom and clinical education encompass approximately 40 hours per week.

Benefits

  • Low-cost education
  • Experienced instructors 
  • Respected profession
  • Clinical experience
  • Modern facility
  • Free parking facilities
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Wide variety of procedures
  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • CPR classes
  • Student seminar 
  • Job availability

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are available for radiographers in hospitals, clinics, private physicians’ offices or in the industrial field. Opportunities are available in the Southeast and throughout the United States

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least an Associate Degree in any discipline from a nationally or regionally accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Algebra or Pre-calculus and Written Communication or College English are required. Applicants must possess the physical and mental capacities to perform in this profession.

Those seeking admission to the program must complete an observational session, algebra test, and a personal interview with the faculty. Due to limited enrollment, admission is competitive.

Upon enrollment students are required to submit to drug testing and a criminal background check.

Students completing the program are eligible to sit for the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography.

Accreditation

University Hospital Stephen W. Brown School of Radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-2901, Tel: (312) 704-5300; e-mail: mail@jrcert.org. www.jrcert.org.

Scholarships

The Stephen W. Brown, M.D., School of Radiography Endowment Fund provides scholarships to deserving students (funds pending) for the second year’s tuition. University Health Care Foundation extends to you, your friends and family an invitation to contribute to this endowment in honor or memory of loved ones, or in appreciation for the field of Radiology.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for both in-state and out-of–state residents $2,400; tuition is non-refundable. There are no long distance education courses. Tuition for the junior year is to be paid in full when the student is accepted. Tuition for the senior year is to be paid in full at or before the beginning of the Fall II trimester. A 10-day grace period is given before a $50 late fee is charged.

*Fees are subject to change.

Transfers and Credit for Previous Training

Transfers

  1. The transfer policy is designed to further the goals and accomplish the purpose of the school.
  2. Transfer students from a radiography program in the CSRA are not eligible for transfer admissions into the Stephen W. Brown, MD, School of Radiography. 
  3. Transfer students from a radiography program outside of the CSRA may be accepted into the Stephen W. Brown MD School of Radiography.   A Transfer Exam will be administered to prospective transfer students.  A passing grade of 75 must be obtained before admission is allowed.  The admissions requirements for these students will follow the same process outlined in Section I Admission of this Policies and Procedure manual.  The student’s past performance in radiography school may also be taken into consideration. 
  4. Applicants requesting “transfer admissions” must complete 12 months of active enrollment in another radiography program prior to enrollment at the Stephen W. Brown, MD, School of Radiography. 

Credit for Previous Training

  1. Credit may be given for previous radiography training pending the following criteria:
    • Applicant has successfully completed term(s) of a radiography training program which is or was accredited by JRCERT.
    • Applicant seeking credit for previous training must prove competency by scoring at least a 75 on a comprehensive examination administered by the Stephen W. Brown, MD, School of Radiography.   This test will evaluates knowledge of material for which the applicant is requesting credit.
  2. Credit for previous training may be given conditionally upon terms established by the faculty and agreed upon by applicant.  A final decision will be made on credit for previous training no later than the end of the full school term following admission (first scheduled break).
  3. The Program Director and faculty will evaluate each applicant and make all decisions with respect to credit for previous training pending results of the Performance Checklist.  Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

To Apply

Fill out an application form and return it by April 15 to: School of Radiography, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901-2612.

Three references also must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Reviewed: 5-14
Updated: 5-14

 

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