The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Volunteer State Community College has received continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). “The recent peer review conducted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes the program's substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards,” the group said in the report.
Sonography, also known as ultrasound, is one of the tools doctors use to look inside the body and diagnose patients. Students get hands-on training in the Vol State Sonography Center, a lab with several hospital beds, large HD monitors, and the latest professional ultrasound equipment. Applicants to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program must have an associate of applied science degree in Health Sciences, with hands-on patient care, or a bachelor’s degree in any area. Middle Tennessee State University offers a four-year degree program where the final year can be completed in the Vol State Sonography program. For more information about Sonography at Vol State about visit www.volstate.edu/dms.
Pictured: Connor Hansford watches as Denee Kelley simulates a scan of the liver using equipment at Vol State.