Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Join one of the area’s most highly regarded, accredited programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our program offers three separate concentrations of study – General (Abdomen-Extended/OB-GYN), Cardiac, and Vascular. The program is a full-time (day), non-degree program that takes 13.5 months to complete. Our goal is to prepare the student to be a competent entry-level sonographer in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for their assigned concentration, of the following concentration(s) we offer: Abdominal sonography – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology sonography (our “General” track), Adult Cardiac sonography, or Vascular sonography. Upon successful completion of the program students receive a Professional Certificate from UMBC and will be eligible to sit for their National Registry Exams in Sonography.

Sonographers are highly skilled medical professionals who work directly with patients to perform non-invasive imaging tests and procedures, providing physicians with diagnostic information about various systems of the body. Whether detecting a blood clot, evidence of cancer, signs of a cardiovascular disease, or monitoring an infant in the womb, sonographers are key members of a medical team.

UMBC Diagnostic Medial Sonography Program (DMSP), one of the area’s most highly regarded ultrasound instruction programs, is dedicated to training competent, qualified sonographers. As a CAAHEP-accredited school, our graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry (credentialing) exams. Our mission is to prepare our students for these exams and for their future careers, and to teach them excellence in classroom education, scanning skills, patient care and professionalism.

The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). (CAAHEP’s contact information is 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350.)

We are well above national average for national sonography credentialing success! Our class of 2022 boasts an 86% credentialing success rate, as well as an 89% student retention rate and a 98% post-graduation employment rate.