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  • An Information Session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    The information session will be held in the Isard Amphitheater which is located on the ground floor of the Levy Building.

    Please call 215-456-6234 or email derenzisl@einstein.edu to reserve your spot.

    Radiology Technology - Program Info

    The Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology or otherwise known as “the Program” has been in existence since 1946, graduating its first class in 1948. The Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography will call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accredited agency effective January 1, 2015.

    Students in the Program gain a wealth of knowledge in the Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (“EMCP”), Department of Radiology and in the various satellite facilities. A wealth of training materials are available from the over 296,000 diagnostic examinations performed annually. Aside from the many routine diagnostic rooms, specialized facilities are available in angiography, fluoroscopy, neuroradiography and ultrasound, as well as head and whole-body spiral computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and PACS. The Department is fully digital in producing patient examinations. An entire section of the Department is devoted to the performance of mammography procedures. Students also gain valuable outpatient clinical experience at some of EMCP’s satellite facilities in the Philadelphia area.

    The Program is twenty-three (23) months. Upon successful completion of all the Program’s academic and clinical requirements, a student will be awarded a Certificate in Radiologic Technology from EMCP. The Program has a July starting date with orientation for all first year students commencing the first week of July. Classes and clinical education are scheduled Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4PM and do not exceed a total of 40 hours weekly.

    The Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology considers all candidates for admission without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, or disability.

    Program Accreditation

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the:

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
    312-704-5300
    email: mail@jrcert.org

    To be an approved and accredited program in radiologic technology, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, and the School of Radiologic Technology, must meet the “JRCERT Standards

    The “Standards” present the minimum accreditation standards for an educational program and includes all the requirements for which the program is held accountable.

    Should an enrolled student in the Program feel that the Program has not met the minimum standard of education or an issue has gone unresolved; the student should contact the JRCERT to submit an allegation. Every effort will be taken to resolve student issues. No retaliation actions will be taken by the Program.

    Go to: www.jrcert.org

    • Accreditation Process
    • Forms and Checklists
    • Other Forms
    • Allegations Reporting form

    Click here to download 2014-2016 Academic Calendar for the School of Radiologic Technology (PDF)

    Mission of the Program

    The mission of the Einstein Medical Center, School of Radiologic Technology is to graduate students who will posses the knowledge, practical skills and problem solving abilities to provide care to the community.

    Goals of the Program

    Fulfillment of the Program's mission is assessed by the degree to which the Program achieves the following goals:

    1. Graduates will be academically and clinically competent.
      Student Learning Outcome:
      1.1 Students will successfully complete academic university courses.
      1.2 Students will be able to provide courteous care to all patients.
      1.3 Students will be able to correctly position the patient for the desired study.
      1.4 Students will be able to practice effective radiation protection.
    2. Graduates will be able to problem solve and effectively use critical thinking skills.
      Student Learning Outcome:
      2.1 Students will identify diagnostic quality images and correct non-quality images accordingly.
      2.2 Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.
      2.3 Students will demonstrate effective problem solving abilities.
    3. Graduates will be competent radiographers with effective communication skills.
      Student Learning Outcome:
      3.1 Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
      3.2 Students will use computers to communicate and to record data and patient information.
    4. Graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
      Student Learning Outcome:
      4.1 Students will comply with ALARA radiation safety guidelines.
      4.2 Students will follow departmental policies and procedures.
      4.3 Students will demonstrate ethical behavior in a clinical setting.
    5. Graduates will fulfill the needs of the healthcare community.
      Student Learning outcome:
      5.1 Graduates will pass the ARRT examination.
      5.2 Graduates seeking employment will do so within 12 months.
      5.3 Students will complete the program.
      5.4 Graduates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program.
      5.5 Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with the graduate’s performance.
    6. Graduates will integrate lifelong learning in their professional/personal goals.
      Students Learning Outcome:
      6.1 Graduates will maintain continuing education credits.
      6.2 Graduates will join/participate in professional organizations.
      6.3 Graduates will pursue higher education.

    The Program adheres to the following minimum standards:

    1. A five year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt.
    2. A five year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation.
    3. An annual student completion rate of not less than 75%.
    4. An annual average graduate satisfaction rate of not less than “3” on Graduate Surveys.
    5. An annual average employer satisfaction rate of not less than “3” on Employer Surveys.

    Program Effectiveness Outcomes

    ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (upon first attempt) 
    (# of Graduates who passed the ARRT exam on first attempt/# of Graduates who took the ARRT exam)

    Class of:

    Graduates who pass exam/Graduates who took exam

    Pass Rate:

    2008

    16/16

    100%

    2009

    13/14

    93%

    2010

    16/16

    100%

    2011

    14/14

    100%

    2012

    10/10

    100%

    2013

    N/A
    N/A

    5 year average

     

    99%

    Program Completion Rate
    (# of students who complete the program / # of students who enroll)  

    Class of:

    # of Enrolled Students

    # of Graduating Students

    Program Completion Rate

    2008

    23

    17

    74%

    2009

    19

    14

    74%

    2010

    19

    16

    84%

    2011

    18

    14

    78%

    2012

    15

    11

    73%

    2013

    N/AN/AN/A

    5 Year Average

     

     

    77%

    Graduate Job Placement Rate (within Six Months of Graduation)

    Class of:

    Graduates obtained employment/Graduates seeking employment

    Job Placement rate

    2008

    14/16

    88%

    2009

    11/12

    92%

    2010

    6/11

    55%

    2011

    9/13

    69%

    2012

    9/10

    90%

    2013

    N/A  
    N/A

    Average

     

    79%

    Only students who actively seeking employment were counted in this rate (i.e. students pursuing advanced education are not included).

    JRCERT Job Placement Rate Standard Revised in 2013 to "Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 12 months of graduation for graduates actively seeking employment in (Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance or Medical Dosimetry."

    N/A due to Class enrollment suspended in 2011 and 2012

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