5-Semester Rotation Review

Clinical Experience is assigned to a number of area hospital institutions, outpatient practices, modalities, and one mobile imaging practice. The freshman students will start their clinical experience in a lab/classroom setting for an orientation period of approximately three weeks. Students will develop skills in radiographic equipment manipulation and digital image receptor sizes, practice and develop safe exposure techniques, be introduced to radiation safety, patient care skills, and universal healthcare policies.

Freshman students will be assigned to their clinical sites Tuesday and Thursday of each week in the Clinical Education Fundamentals and Clinical Intermediate I courses in the fall and spring semesters.

The mandatory summer session, Clinical Education Intermediate II, provides the student with clinical experience to refine clinical skills. After the summer rotation, students will be assigned to their clinical site Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week in the Clinical Education Advanced and Clinical Education Mastery courses. A dress code exists and identified items (nametag, photo ID, swipe cards, optional watch, and radiation dosimeter badge) are required for clinical sessions.

In the spring of the senior year, students may be offered a rotation through a selected imaging modality, such as Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Radiation Therapy, and/or Ultrasound.

Students are required to intern at any of the JRCERT-recognized clinical affiliate sites. Students are required to provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Clinical sites may be located as far away as 150 miles (round trip) from the college campus.

See mileage estimate for clinical experience facilities.

Revised July 2023