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School of Diagnostic Ultrasound

Learning Resources

Students enrolled in the Ultrasound Program are provided with intense didactic and clinical instruction by experienced ARDMS registered sonographers and by board certified physicians. Each student is given direct hands-on training and exposure to all facets of diagnostic ultrasound. Yale-New Haven Hospital is an outstanding facility in which to learn and its affiliation with Yale University places it as a leader in medicine and advancing technology. The ultrasound section of diagnostic imaging is a busy clinical service with a strong research commitment. The ultrasound section performs over 40,000 exams per year, which provides each student with maximum clinical exposure.

Program Concentrations

General Sonography (Abdominal and Obstetrics & Gynecology) (13 months), Echocardiography (12 months). For credentialed sonographers, learning concentrations include Vascular Technology (6 months) and Pediatric Echocardiography (6 months).

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Admission Requirements

General and Echo Programs

To be eligible for admission to the Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Diagnostic Ultrasound, individuals must meet the following requirements:

Academic and Clinical Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Minimum of an Associate’s degree completed in the United States or Canada OR Completion of a full-time, two-year recognized AMA or AMA equivalent allied health training program that is patient-care related. Examples: radiologic technology, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist or registered nurse. Allied health training program must have been completed in the United States or Canada.
  3. Post-secondary academic course prerequisites and patient care experience
    a. Communications (English/Speech/Composition)
    b. Algebra or higher level math
    c. General Physics
    d. Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (with lab)
    e. Medical Terminology (online courses acceptable)
    f. Patient care (Didactic and Clinical experience)
    -Must be able to provide documentation of >750 of direct patient care contact hours either through program study (examples: Radiologic Technology, Nursing Respiratory Therapist, etc.) or practical experience.
Note: A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all college level course prerequisites listed above.

Interested applicants should download application pdf and submit to our Program Director.

A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from Immigration and Naturalization Service of their permanent resident status by presenting their alien registration card. The school is not approved by INS to enroll non-immigrant status students.

Contact Information:

Jennifer L. Wright, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Program Director
School of Diagnostic Ultrasound
Yale New Haven Hospital
55 Park Street
Floor 3R – Suite 340
New Haven, CT 06510