The goal of the diagnostic medical sonography program is to prepare competent, entry-level, abdominal-extended, and obstetrics and gynecology sonographers.
The partnership between Widener and Crozer-Keystone Health System allows students to receive Widener University credit for all courses and clinicals, which must be taken and completed in consecutive semesters at Crozer and its affiliates. Students can either complete the general education requirements at Widener prior to entering the program or transfer up to 60 credits toward the bachelor of science in allied health.
The general education courses can be transferred from other accredited institutions or completed part-time at Widener in an online format. Minimum grades are required for each prerequisite course.
Program Core Courses and Clinicals
Once you have satisfied the general education requirements, you'll begin your program core courses and clinical instruction, which runs full-time, year-round for 20 consecutive months generally on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with exceptions pertaining to evening clinical rotations towards the end of the program and occasional morning exams. These off-hour scheduling components are always arranged by the student and never directly assigned. The clinical cohorts begin every September and January.
A grade of 3.0 must be maintained for each course during the 20-month DMS portion of the program.
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A maximum of eight students will be accepted into the program every September and January.
Widener has developed partnerships with area institutions that allow their students to complete the clinical portion of their bachelor's degree at the Chester-Crozer medical center. Students from the institutions below should inquire with their academic advisor about the diagnostic sonography curriculum.
Gwynedd Mercy University
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The DMS program offers the benefits of a Widener education and clinical expertise from Crozer-Keystone Health System's School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. You'll prepare to become a competent, entry-level abdominal-extended, and obstetrics and gynecology sonographer in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Taught by experienced professionals with exposure to a variety of settings, including out-patient facilities, operating room, and other high risk medical areas. Cases from Crozer clinical sites can be accessed in the classroom.
You'll log more than 1,600 clinical hours during your time in the DMS program as you gain hands-on experience from the start with clinical rotations. You will rotate through CKHS clinical sites and their affiliates for training.
Exceptional Educational Resources
Access clinical evaluations, competencies, tests, and other documentation through an online system called Trajecsys. Trajecsys reports can be given to potential employers to demonstrate procedures and specific exams performed.
Your Inside Track to Success
Your Inside Track to Success
You'll go further than you ever imagined with a degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
Outlook & Outcomes
Why Study Medical Sonography?
Learn more about the role of the sonographer and employment opportunities.
Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to increase by 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
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Next steps to apply
We strongly encourage you to meet with an academic advisor either in-person or by phone, prior to submitting your application. Once you are ready to apply, it’s easy! Complete the online application form and send us your admission requirements.