School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography


The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a nationally accredited 18-month program that trains students in a wide range of sonography specialty areas, including abdominal, neurological, obstetrical/gynecological, and vascular ultrasound. Through a wide range of clinical experiences in different health care settings, the program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in a profession that is rapidly growing in demand.

The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers:

  • An affordable education that can be completed in 18 months
  • A curriculum that combines classroom instruction with clinical experience
  • Specialized instructors with expertise in each field
  • A 100 percent pass rate since 2006
  • Exposes students to a wide range of clinical experiences in different health care settings

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Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Start date: September 3, 2019

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Career Opportunities

The job outlook for sonographers is excellent. It is a rapidly growing, dynamic profession that is projected to increase growth in the future. Salaries for sonographers are competitive, in line with or higher than other professionals with similar levels of education.

Sonographers have a relatively flexible work schedule and can work full-time or part-time in a variety of environments:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Public health facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Medical settings according to areas of specialization
  • Education/application specialists in commercial companies
  • Sales representatives
  • Technical advisers

Career advancement opportunities exist in:

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Research

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Program Outcomes

Last Graduating Class Statistics

Class of 2017

  • Attrition – 0% (5 of 5 students graduated from the program)
  • Job Placement – 100% (5 of 5 graduates are employed in sonography)
  • Credentials Earned
    • Physics (SPI) – 100% (5 of 5 gradates passed the ARDMS SPI Registry)
    • Abdomen – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS Abdominal Sonography Registry)
    • OB/GYN – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS OB/GYN Sonography Registry)
    • Vascular Technology – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS Vascular Technology Registry)

Class of 2015

  • Attrition – 0% (5 of 5 students graduated from the program)
  • Job Placement – 100 % (5 of 5 graduates are employed in sonography)
  • Credentials Earned
    • Physics – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARMDS SPI Registry)
    • Abdomen – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS Abdominal Sonography Registry)
    • OB/GYN – 100% (5 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS OB/GYN Sonography Registry)
    • Vascular Technology – 100% (4 of 5 graduates passed the ARDMS Vascular Technology Registry; one student did not sit for this registry)

Tuition and Fees

  • Application fee: $25 (must be submitted with application)
  • Matriculation fee: $100 (must be submitted with acceptance letter to reserve a position in the program)
  • Tuition: $5,500 for 18-month program
  • Books (approximate): $1,200 (students are required to have all books purchased prior to the start of the program)
  • Professional memberships: $200 (SDMS, SVU, GKCSU, AIUM)
  • National Registries – national registries are the responsibility of the student. Fees are determined by the ARDMS and are non-refundable by the Sonography Program. Students may sit for the Physics (SPI), Abdominal, and OB/GYN registries prior to graduation with administrative approval. The Vascular Technology registry may be completed following graduation.

Accreditation

CAAHEP (www.caahep.org)  
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763 
P: 727-210-2350 
F: 727-210-2354 
E: mail@caahep.org 

JRC-DMS (www.jrcdms.org
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 
Ellicott City, MD 21043 
P: 443-973-3251 
F: 866-738-3444 

The Saint Luke’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

The Saint Luke’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is also approved to operate an instructional program in the state of Missouri in accordance with standards required by the Missouri Department of Higher Education Proprietary School Certification.  Any student complaints may be directed to this organization at: 

Missouri Department of Higher Education Proprietary Schools 
P.O. Box 1469  
Jefferson City, MO 65102 
P: 573-751-2361 
https://dhe.mo.gov/psc/

Contact Us

For questions or more information, contact:

Saint Luke’s Hospital
Radiology Department
ATTN: School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Program Director:
Tiffany Johnson, MBA, RDMS (AB)(OB) RVT, RT(R)
816-932-2788
816-932-2815 fax
t9johnson@saintlukeskc.org

Clinical Coordinator: 
Ghazal Brojerdi-Nejad, BA, RDMS (AB)(OB), RVT, RT(R) 
816-932-2786 
gbrojerdinejad@saintlukeskc.org  

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