Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Free OB Ultrasound Scans at Vol State
Expecting moms can get free ultrasounds from Volunteer State Community College this spring. The scans allow Vol State students to gain experience with real obstetric patients. The scans will be performed in the brand new Sonography center at Vol State, equipped with six beds, HD screens and state-of-the-art ultrasound machines. All ultrasounds are supervised by a Vol State faculty member. Interested women must have been to their obstetrician and confirmed the viability of their fetus. The students will be scanning on Wednesdays after 1 p.m., starting in February and going through April. The scans usually last one-hour. Patients must sign a release of liability before they can participate. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director, Jennifer Carroll at 615-230-3339.
******2014-Schedule of Open Advising Dates******
Place: Wallace Building South
Time: 10:00 am
February 25 Tuesday 10:00 am
March 25 Tuesday 10:00 am
April 22 Tuesday 10:00 am
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are skilled professionals qualified to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician.
The Volunteer State Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Those who choose a career in sonography will become linked with the most advanced use of sound in medical diagnosis. They will be required to master scientific principles and technical skills and to cultivate professionalism toward and empathy for their patients.
This program of study is designed to provide didactic and clinical training in the field of general Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will receive training in the fields of acoustic principles and safety, abdominal, obstetrical, gynecologic, and small parts sonography. This program requires thirteen (13) months to complete. Students who complete the Sonography Program receive a Certificate of Completion. Once completed, students are eligible and encouraged to take the appropriate professional certification examinations offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
A maximum of 12 students are accepted for the Sonography Program on a competitive basis each year. Enrollment in this program involves many special requirements including but not limited to:
- Either an A.A.S. degree or a Bachelors degree
- 16 hours of observation in a general ultrasound department with a registered sonographer
- 2 letters of recommendation
- An interview before a selection committee
- Drug screening
- Background check
Student Background Check
Effective September 1, 2005, students seeking enrollment in designated Health Sciences programs requiring participation in clinical training in area hospitals and related clinics/agencies must provide evidence of a passing score on a background check prior to official acceptance/enrollment into the respective program. Either the failure to provide the required background check results by the due date established or the receipt of anything other than a passing score on the background check will make a student ineligible for enrollment in the respective program. Background checks are performed at the student's expense. Find more detailed information about Student Background Checks.
What to Do Next
- Download the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Information Packet
- Apply to the College
- Submit a Pre Allied Health Interest Form
- Explore the links on the left side of this page