There are 11 schools which prepare graduates for the licensee examination directed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), according to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Here’s a list with the best Diagnostic Medical Sonography Schools in Florida:
1. FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE
Location: 671, Winyah Drive; Orland,FL 32803
School offers Associate of Science program, students have to choose one of two specialized branches:
- general ultrasound: gynecology, obstetrics, abdominal parts, superficial structures
- cardiovascular: echo-cardiology and vascular technology
And the second program school offers is Bachelor of Science suitable for applicants with a degree or certificate in sonography or the radiology science such as radiography , radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology.
2. BROWARD COLLEGE
Location: 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
College offers courses that include circulatory system ultrasound, abdominal and obstetric-gynecological sonography, imaging, sonographic physics and small parts sonography.
School offers two-years Associate of Science degree with a major in DMS and a 13 – to 14 month certificate option.
3. HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Location: 4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33630
Institute offers an Associate degree program in DMS. In order to be considered for admission, the future students have to complete prerequisite course in English, algebra and physics, anatomy and physiology.
4. MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Location: 950 NW 20th St., Miami, FL 33127
Is a two-year full-time program and offer an Associate Science degree in DMS. The program combines general education course in the liberal arts and sciences with specialized training in sonography techniques, procedures and interpretation.
5. CENTRAL FLORIDA INSTITUTE
Location 1: 6000 Cinderlande Parkway, Orlando, Fl 32810
Location 2: 30522 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684
In both locations the institute offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in DMS. The courses are: neurosonography, abdominal and obstetric-gynecological sonography, patient care and analysis of ultrasound procedure results.
6. KEISER UNIVERSITY
Location 1: 1800 Business Park Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Location 2: 1500 NW 49th St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
University has two optional major: general diagnostic medical sonography and diagnostic vascular sonography. The school offers an Associate of Science degree in both locations. The programs are terminal( cannot be transferred to a baccalaureate level degree at another college or university.
7. INSTITUTE OF ALLIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONS
Location: 5150 Linton Blvd., Suite 340, Delroy Beach, FL 33484
The institute offers a 18-month diploma and a two-year an Associate of Science degree in DMS. Courses include : medical terminology, physics and instrumentation of ultrasound, abdominal and obstetric-gynecological sonography, cardiac and vascular ultrasound technology, anatomy and physiology.
8. ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER
Location: 1800 Barrs St., Jacksonville, FL 33484
Courses include: anatomy, ultrasound physics, patient care, gynecological ultrasound, ethics, vascular physics and technology, abdominal ultrasound and superficial parts, neurosonography. School offers an 18-month training program in DMS. Future students must be certified as radiological technologists or at least to have a degree in health-care related field.
9. VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Location: 1800 S.Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
Courses are: medical terminology, patient care, anatomy and physiology, acoustical physics and instrumentation, abdominal and obstetric gynecological ultrasound, neurosonology and clinical training. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C”. School offers a two-year Associate of Science degree in DMS.
10. PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE
Location: 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410
College offers a two-year Associate of Science degree in Sonography.
11. NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Location: 3200 South University Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
University offers Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Health Science degrees in vascular sonography.