August

Radiologic Sciences

Published on August 19, 2015
Program receives JRCERT accreditation
The Radiologic Sciences Program completed a site visit in October 2014 and was granted full reaccreditation status until 2022 from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The RS faculty is proud of the program's low attrition rate and 100-percent pass rate on the first attempt of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. The students enrolled in this program score above the national scaled mean on all sections of this examination.

 

RS students excel in competitions
At the 2014 Annual Conference of the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) in Biloxi, radiologic sciences students achieved first place in the student prep bowl competition, first and third place in the student manuscript competition and first and third place in the student exhibit competition.

Two UMMC student delegates were voted by their peers to serve as the voice of all students within the state.

Radiologic Sciences faculty roundup
• The Radiologic Sciences faculty are extremely active in the MSRT.
Shazowee Edgerton, assistant professor of radiologic sciences, serves as president; Lee Brown, instructor in radiologic sciences, serves as vice president; Mike Ketchum, assistant professor of radiologic sciences, is a board member; and Dr. Kristi Moore, associate professor of radiologic sciences, serves as executive secretary/website administrator, editor of the BEAM and ASRT affiliate delegate.

• In April 2015, all RS faculty participated in a board exam review for students from Mississippi and surrounding states. The faculty shared their expertise in presentations to the students.

• The Radiologic Sciences faculty are proponents of continued education.

Dr. Mark Gray, assistant professor of radiologic sciences and department chair, and Dr. Kristi Moore, program director, completed their Ph.D.s in Clinical Health Sciences.

Shazowee Edgerton, Mike Ketchum and Sherry West, assistant professor of radiologic sciences, are scheduled to graduate in the first cohort of SHRP's Doctor of Health Administration Program in August.

Asher Street, clinical coordinator of the Radiology Tech Program, is enrolled in the Doctor of Health Administration Program.

Lee Brown, instructor in radiologic sciences, is enrolled in SHRP's Master of Health Informatics and Information Management Program.

NMT students earn national distinction
The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Program has received national recognition for the performance of recent graduates on national registry examinations.

The NMT Class of 2014 received the top scores in the nation on the American Registry of Radiologic Sciences nuclear medicine registry examination (ARRT)(N). The program had the fourth-highest scores in the nation on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) registry exam.

These extraordinary accomplishments focus a positive spotlight on the excellent educational opportunities provided to allied health students at SHRP.

Members of the NMT Class of 2014 include O. Lee Brown Jr., right, Chelsea Palmer Stevens, second from right, and Jennifer Cohen Tucker, left. The program director is Sherry J. West.

The program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, recently completed a successful self-study process and was granted full reaccreditation status until 2020.

One class is admitted each summer and application to the program must be received by the preceding April 1.

MRI program graduates first student cohort
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program is the newest addition to the Department of Radiologic Sciences and graduated its first cohort of students in May. An immediate goal of this program is to attain programmatic accreditation through the JRCERT.

The MRI students participated in the 2014 Annual Conference of the MSRT in Biloxi. They excelled in all competitions by achieving first-, second- and third-place awards in the technologist manuscript competition and first- and third-place awards in the technologist exhibit competition.

All four students in this cohort have been fortunate to work part-time as student MRI technologists while enrolled in school.

About the program
For more information about the Department of Radiologic Sciences, visit umc.edu/shrp/ and select "Radiologic Sciences."