Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a four year undergraduate degree program requiring two years of liberal arts preclinical course work in preparation for a two-year professional and clinical training program. CUW student applicants have two options for the DMS professional coursework.

CUW Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

The didactic portion of the program is conducted within CUW and the clinical coursework is conducted at our clinical affiliates in southeastern Wisconsin. The program offers education and learning concentrations in General/Vascular Sonography. Program faculty: Marc Wojciechowski, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT and Linda Samuel, Ph. D. OTR Dean – School of Health Professions.

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Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This program offers learning concentrations of both General Vascular and Cardiac Vascular Sonography. The didactic coursework is conducted by this program and the clinical coursework is conducted by Aurora clinical affiliates. If the student chooses to apply for the Cardiac/Vascular concentration, their application will be forwarded to this program. If the student chooses to apply to the General/Vascular concentration, their application will first be considered for the CUW program before it is forwarded to this program.

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The Sonography program is very competitive and students are not guaranteed placement. It is required that Sonography students maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for the program and to maintain their position within the program once accepted. Each student must also complete Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training along with 100 hours of work prior to submitting an application (sophomore year).

What is Diagnostic medical sonography?

Diagnostic medical sonography is a multi-specialty profession comprised of many diverse areas all using ultrasound as a primary technology.
-Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A diagnostic medical sonographer is an individual who provides patient care services using ultrasound. The diagnostic medical sonographer must be educationally prepared and clinically competent as a prerequisite to professional practice.
-Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

What are my career choices?

With a degree in Sonography you can find meaningful work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Outpatient centers
  • Public health
  • Education
  • Applications

What will I learn?

  • Analyze technical information
  • Identify sonographic anatomy and pathology
  • Operate high tech ultrasound systems
  • Provide quality patient care
  • Collaborate with other healthcare service providers