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Online applications for the upcoming fall semester will be available July 1. The application deadline is Feb. 15. The admission committee interviews applicants who meet the admissions requirements. The program accepts one class each fall semester. If accepted, classes will begin in August. Access the online application.
No. The online application contains a "Plan of Study" section where projected courses should be listed. All of the prerequisite courses must be complete prior to enrollment in the fall semester for students who are accepted into the program.
Although observation hours are not required for the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to seek the opportunity to observe a registered radiologic technologist in routine diagnostic imaging procedures if possible. This allows the applicant to gain a better understanding of the profession. The University of Mississippi Medical Center does not facilitate the scheduling of observation hours.
No. CPR certification will need to be completed prior to registration for students who are accepted into the program. To obtain CPR certification, most students contact the American Red Cross or American Heart Association to find out when and where BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR courses are offered. Some community colleges also offer three hour First Aid and CPR courses where students can obtain certification.
Course offerings in the radiologic sciences curriculum meet from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. There are no evening or weekend classes available.
Clinical days vary throughout the program. During the first two semesters, students will be in clinical rotations two days per week. During the summer semester, students will be in clinical rotations five days per week. Students will be in clinical rotations three days per week during the last two semesters. There are no evening or weekend clinical assignments.
The decision of whether or not to work is strictly that of the student. The radiologic sciences program is full-time. The demands of both academic and clinical aspects of the program require dedication from the student. It is the desire of the radiologic sciences faculty that students be successful in this program and that essential learning not be compromised. Students will not be excused from class or clinical assignments for personal work schedules. Classroom attendance is expected, and accountability for knowledge and assignments is the student's responsibility.
Yes. Mississippi law requires all health care workers, including students, to have completed criminal background checks. All University of Mississippi Medical Center students who will participate in patient care activities will be required to successfully complete a criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, prior to beginning clinical activities. Applicants are advised that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for certification, registration, or licensure examinations.
For more information about financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at http://financialaid.umc.edu/ or (601) 984-1117. The Radiologic Sciences program does not offer scholarships at this time.
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