On or before successful completion of all in-school classes, Cardiotech Ultrasound students are required to complete the externship segment of the program before the issuance of a certificate of completion. No student is exempted from this portion of the program.
Externship is a very important part of the program. Working experience under the supervision of a clinician in the appropriate area of study is vital prior to graduation. Students must be prepared to experience added stress as classroom knowledge is tested in the clinical setting. The student must conform to all clinical institution protocols and perform responsibly, ethically, and in a professional manner. This section of the program is conducted under the guidance of the clinical institution; site supervisors evaluate student progress and submit evaluations to the school. All students must meet the standards of deportment and must submit the required time and case logs to the school. Any violation result in the student receiving a Failure to Complete Program record.
While the school assists with externship placement, students with access to clinical sites may elect to make individual arrangements with the approval of the school administration. Students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 (B grade) to attend hospital clinical sites. Students with lower grades will be placed in the out patient clinic on or off campus for rotation. Sonography based programs must attend one academic year (Two Semesters)externship