Diagnostic Medical Sonography Apollo College 1300 S. Country Club Drive, Ste. # 3 Mesa, AZ 85210
Mesa Campus-DMS Program <ul><li>DMS Program Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Class Schedu...
Apollo College DMS Education Philosophy <ul><li>3 part approach - “Well-Rounded” team member </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. ...
Admission Criteria <ul><li>Option 1 : Graduate of a 2-year allied health program (Radiography, Respiratory, Nurse, etc) wi...
Class Schedule <ul><li>Days – 8:00 am – 1:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Next Class Starts:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 20 th , 2...
Curriculum Development <ul><li>ON CAMPUS MESA-Semester 1&2 </li></ul><ul><li>*BIO 101: Human Anatomy & Physiology for Alli...
Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>Semester 3&4 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 248: Clinical Preceptorship 1 </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><ul><li>16 month (64 Weeks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 months lecture/lab and 8 months...
Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>Lecture Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>415 (491 starting March 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul...
Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>National Education Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published August 2008 by JRC-DMS...
Accreditation <ul><li>Institutional Accreditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges...
Faculty <ul><li>Positions-All staff are ARDMS registered sonographers who hold academic degrees and have > 10 years scanni...
Facility 12,500 sq ft addition at the Mesa Campus for Medical Sonography, expanded Respiratory Therapy and administrative ...
Facility, cont <ul><li>Classroom  (24 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Scan Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 scanning stations (Sequ...
Clinical Sites <ul><li>Signed Affiliation Agreement Catholic Healthcare West (Mercy Gilbert & Chandler Regional Hospitals)...
Contact Information <ul><li>Ben Smith, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, RDCS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DMS Program Director </li></ul></...
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Apollo College Dms Program Presentation B. Smith 6.2009

  1. 1. Diagnostic Medical Sonography Apollo College 1300 S. Country Club Drive, Ste. # 3 Mesa, AZ 85210
  2. 2. Mesa Campus-DMS Program <ul><li>DMS Program Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Class Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Apollo College DMS Education Philosophy <ul><li>3 part approach - “Well-Rounded” team member </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Sonography Education-Competency Based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a. Focus on knowledge and skills that employers need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. Core competencies must be completed to graduate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Patient Care-Customer Service Approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a. Patient Experience/Patient Satisfaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Economics of Medical Imaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a. CPT-Procedure Codes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. ICD 9: Diagnosis Coding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c. Revenue and Expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d. Productivity (paid hours/procedure) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>I create employees that become valued TEAM members of the organization. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Admission Criteria <ul><li>Option 1 : Graduate of a 2-year allied health program (Radiography, Respiratory, Nurse, etc) with a direct patient care clinical intern/externship </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2 : Bachelors degree, any major, from an accredited college or university </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>(effective March 2010 class) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of the following courses with a “C” or better : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomy & Physiology – 3 credit hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Physics or Radiographic Physics – 3 credit hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English (Speech, Communications, etc) – 3 credit hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra (or any higher mathematics course) – 3 credit hours </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Class Schedule <ul><li>Days – 8:00 am – 1:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Next Class Starts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 20 th , 2009 Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 15 th , 2010 Days </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Curriculum Development <ul><li>ON CAMPUS MESA-Semester 1&2 </li></ul><ul><li>*BIO 101: Human Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>*PHYS 101: Introduction to General Physics </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 101: Introduction to Sonography </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 120: Sonographic Cross-Sectional A & P One </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 130: Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 140: Sonography Scan Lab 1 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 151: Abdominal Sonography: Adults and Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 160: Sonographic and Cross Section A & P Two </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 165: Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 170: Sonography Scan Lab 2 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 201: OB/GYN Sonography </li></ul><ul><li>* These classes will be added to the March 2010 class start. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>Semester 3&4 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 248: Clinical Preceptorship 1 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 214: Case Studies (on campus-15 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 299: Clinical Preceptorship 2 </li></ul><ul><li>DMS 300: Registry Review (on campus - 40 hours through Pegasus Lectures with a “*Pass guarantee”) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Pass Guarantee is offered by Pegasus Lectures and it means that if a student does not pass the registry test, they can retake the review seminar for free. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><ul><li>16 month (64 Weeks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 months lecture/lab and 8 months clinical externship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficiency and Competency Based Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prior to Clinical Externship- 12 scanning Proficiencies must be completed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prior to Graduation- 31 Core Competencies must be completed (Abdomen, OB-GYN, Vascular) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students keep a complete clinical portfolio to track all exams and competencies completed (useful for interviews and documentation of training received) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are prepared to sit for the ARDMS examinations (Physics, Abdomen & OB-GYN) upon graduation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>Lecture Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>415 (491 starting March 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scan Lab Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>minimum number of hours that must be completed-more scan time is available to the students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lab equipped with current A/V technology, 6 scanning stations and 1 Med Sim Ultrasound Simulator. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students must complete scanning proficiencies (Abdomen, Pelvic, OB-Normal, Thyroid, Carotid Doppler, LE Venous Doppler, etc.) prior to release to clinical externship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Clinical Externship Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students must complete 31 core competencies in Abdomen, OB-GYN and Vascular to graduate from the program </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Curriculum Development, cont. <ul><li>National Education Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published August 2008 by JRC-DMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive DMS Education Outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by every major professional organization that has dealings with sonography including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used as a basis for the Apollo College DMS Program </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Accreditation <ul><li>Institutional Accreditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Faculty <ul><li>Positions-All staff are ARDMS registered sonographers who hold academic degrees and have > 10 years scanning experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Director-Ben Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Hires start July 2009 and August 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program Medical Advisor-Radiologist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Jack Bode </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Facility 12,500 sq ft addition at the Mesa Campus for Medical Sonography, expanded Respiratory Therapy and administrative offices. Completed 2/15/09.
  14. 14. Facility, cont <ul><li>Classroom (24 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Scan Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 scanning stations (Sequoia, GE Logiq 5, Philips HDI 5000 x 2, HP Sonos 5500, Sonosite Titan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MedSim-UltraSim Ultrasound Scanning Simulator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networked Image Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PACS environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Image Review capabilities </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Clinical Sites <ul><li>Signed Affiliation Agreement Catholic Healthcare West (Mercy Gilbert & Chandler Regional Hospitals) </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Affiliation Agreement with the Banner Health System </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Affiliation Agreement with Casa Grande Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Affiliation Agreement with Maricopa Integrated Health System </li></ul><ul><li>In discussions with other healthcare systems to secure agreements (John C. Lincoln, Arizona Regional Medical Center, Simon Med and InSight Imaging Centers) and OB-GYN physician offices </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Externship starts October 5 th , 2009 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact Information <ul><li>Ben Smith, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, RDCS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DMS Program Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office: 480-212-1643 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell: 480-414-3330 </li></ul></ul>

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