The Cardiac Sonography (echocardiography) program focuses on anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the adult and pediatric heart. This specialty trains the students to image standard views, monitor flow patterns, evaluate heart valves, learn the cardiac cycle, and determine pathology of the heart.

Cardiac Sonograph

Summer I

  • Introduction to Sonography
  • Fundamentals of Scanning
  • Cross-sectional Anatomy
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Cardiac Scan Lab I
  • Cardiac Anatomy


  • Ultrasound Physics I
  • Cardiovascular Principles
  • Cardiac Scan Lab II
  • Clinical Internship I


  • Ultrasound Physics II
  • Echocardiography I
  • Cardiac Scan Lab III
  • Clinical Internship II

Summer II

  • Echocardiography II
  • Clinical Internship III

Cardiac Clinical Sites

To provide clinical education, UMBC DMSP partners with top-notch hospitals and outpatient centers in the Baltimore and surrounding areas, including:

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
  • Doctors Community Hospital
  • Franklin Square Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Cardiology
  • Meritus Medical Center
  • Sinai Hospital
  • Southern Maryland Hospital
  • St. Agnes Hospital
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Shore Regional
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
  • York Hospital