The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at Volunteer State Community College is celebrating milestones. The 2017 graduating class is the largest ever at the college, making the Vol State DMS program the biggest in the state. It’s a demanding program academically, so the retention rate of 100 percent, the number of students who started and completed, is another accomplishment. Within seven weeks of graduating, all sixteen students were employed. All of the graduates earned the highly selective ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) credential and the entire class passed multiple specialty board exams. Sonography, also known as ultrasound, is the use of high-frequency sound waves to view internal organs and other structures in the body for medical diagnostics.
The Vol State Sonography Center is a lab with several hospital beds, large HD monitors, and the latest professional ultrasound equipment. Students practice skills with people and use a virtual simulator for particularly complicated scans. For more information visit www.volstate.edu/DMS.
Pictured: The 2017 Vol State Diagnostic Medical Sonography class.