May 2, 2007
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University Hospital School of Cardiovascular Technology Graduates its 14th Class
The Harry T Harper Jr., M.D. School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology Program of University Hospital recently graduated its 14th class.
University's School of Cardiovascular Technology became the fourth accredited school in the United States of the present 29 accredited schools in 1993. In 2003, the school became the country's seventh accredited three-track program. University Hospital is affiliated with the University of South Carolina in Columbia for a bachelor's degree and Augusta Technical College for an associate's degree.
Students complete a minimum of 1,040 hours of specialized clinical training at University Hospital, various local hospitals and physician offices. Students choose one of three tracks in which to specialize: Invasive Cardiology; Cardiac Catheterization, Non-Invasive Cardiology; Echocardiography or Non-invasive Vascular technology.
Upon completion of the program, Cardiac and Vascular Technologists take their respective national board exams for their specialty prior to employment. All are American Heart Association Advance Life Support and Basic Life Support Providers.
Congratulations to the following graduates on their accomplishment: (Left to Right) First Row: Lindsey Adams, Bobbie Malson
Second Row: Marcel Palmer, Deveta Thompson, Carol McCorkle, Candice Merideth Third Row: Ashleigh Cook, Saron Parker, LaShonda Bell, Celena Murray