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Continuing Education Courses

The Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging (SOMI) offers continuing education courses that meet ASRT guidelines for Category “A” Continuing Education Credits. The school offers Continuing Education options for Computed Tomography (CT), Vascular Interventional (VI), and Mammography (M). These offerings are available to registered technologists for a fee.

For more information/admissions questions, please contact:
BSR-SOMI Admissions bsr-somiadmissions_@bsmcon.edu

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Programs

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  • Computed Tomography

    Program Information 

    The CT program is a 16 week course that includes both classroom and clinical components. The classroom portion occurs one evening a week (Thursdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. Clinical time is offered in a module format. There are about 250 hours per module and these are geared to provide an opportunity to earn competencies for ARRT advanced modality certification (there is no guarantee of completion of all ARRT requirements. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation). The program is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in CT. Applicants are required to have completed a cross-sectional anatomy course prior to admission or may concurrently enroll in the SOMI on-line cross-sectional anatomy course. Program space is limited.

    Topics include

    • Patient Care and Safety : Pharmacology / Venipuncture
    • Imaging Procedures : Cross-sectional pathology review; protocols
    • Physics and Instrumentation

    Costs
    Program: $850.00
    Classroom course: $400.00 (classroom only is available)
    Clinic: $450.00
    Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)

    Other Costs

    • Background Check: $52.00
    • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Health Screening: $95.00 or $300.00

    Admissions Requirements
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate program on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
    2. Submit $10.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
    3. Applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application.
    5. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation.
    6. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    January 21, 2016 April 7, 2016
  • Cross Section Anatomy (ONLINE-open enrollment)

    An 8 week online course designed to provide basic cross-sectional anatomy interpretation skills for axial, sagittal, and coronal imaging and allow participants to demonstrate competence of general anatomy. The course will also assist with association of two and three dimensional anatomy relationships as well as strengthen independent study.

    Topics include

    • Basic cross-sectional anatomy interpretation skills
    • Review of general anatomy
    • Associate 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional anatomy relationships
    • Strengthen independent study skills

    Cost: $200

  • Vascular Interventional (VI)

    Program Information 

    The Vascular Interventional program is six months in length and includes classroom and clinical components. The program is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in VI. Clinical hours are M, T, W and F, 8:00am-4:30pm, and the didactic portion is one evening a week (Wednesdays); hours are 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Program space is limited.

    Topics Include
    Equipment and Instrumentation
    Advanced Patient Care
    Vascular Interventional Procedures

    Costs
    Program: $1,700
    Classroom: $800 (classroom only available)
    Clinical: $900 (2 semesters)
    Book: ~100 (estimated)

    Other Costs
    Background Check: $52.00
    Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    Health Screening: $95.00 or $300.00

    Admission Requirements
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate program on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
    2. Submit $10.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
    3. Applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application.
    5. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation.
    6. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    January 21, 2016 April 13, 2016
  • Mammography

    Program Information
    The mammography program is a 16 week course that includes both the didactic and clinical component. The didactic portion occurs one evening a week (Wednesdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. The program is designed to meet the MQSA requirements as well as ARRT CE requirements. This program does include performance of the minimum 25 examinations under direct supervision. Program space is limited. Classroom only and clinic only options are available.

    Costs

    • Program: $850.00
    • Classroom course: $400.00
    • Clinical component: $450.00
    • Clinical only: $600

    Other Costs

    • Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Background Check: $52.00
    • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Health Screening: $95 or $300

    Topics Include

    • Patient Factors
    • Instrumentation
    • Breast Imaging Procedures

     

    Admission Requirements
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate program on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
    2. Submit $10.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
    3. Applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application.
    5. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation.
    6. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    January 12, 2016 March 29, 2016
  • Clinical Requirements

    1. Candidates applying for a PROGRAM must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment:

    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(T) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB

    2. Successfully complete a physical, including immunization verification, background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

    3. Purchase approved School uniforms through New Clients:

      3900 Gaskins Road
      Richmond, VA 23233
      804-560-7000

    4. Meet Minimum Physical Standards (Essential Functions)

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      • Hearing: Adequate to receive verbal communication from patients needing assistance and from members of the health care team.
      • Communication Skills: (speech, reading, writing) Must be able to communicate clearly to patients, fellow students, faculty and all members of the health care team.
      • Vision: Requires eye sight correctable to 20/20 to operate radiographic equipment and read information from printed sources and computer screens. Visual acuity is also required for the observation necessary for patient assessment, care and management.
      • Gross and fine motor coordination: requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination for operation of radiographic equipment.
      • Other: Requires frequent lifting and carrying items weighing 50 pounds unassisted. Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular clinical day.
    • Accepted applicants are required to sign a form stating that they can meet the following standards.The following physical requirements must be met by students/interns entering a program.

    5. Complete all required Bon Secours Health System HealthStream modules prior to entrance into clinical.

    Clinical Fee Schedule

    Application Fee $10 Application fee is for all programs.
    Health Screening $95 Is for individuals with complete immunization records and required immunities. Includes evaluation of immunization records, TB testing, Drug Screening, Health Assessment, Fit-testing.
    Health Screening $300 Fee is for individuals with incomplete vaccination records or incomplete immunity (rubella, rubeola, mumps, varicella, hepatitis B). Health Screening Fee includes record review, antibody testing, booster immunization if indicated, drug screening, physical exam, fit-testing for masks, TB Testing.
    Background Check $52 CastleBranch: Includes background check, child protective services and nationwide sex offender public registry search.

    Contact Information

    ATTN: Jessica Hutchings, Continuing Education Coordinator
    Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 700
    Richmond, VA 23227
    804-627-5374

     

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