Graduation Requirements

Students of the VUMC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be required to demonstrate the following in order to graduate with a Certificate in General Sonography:

  1. Complete all didactic and clinical coursework in the Curriculum Plan with a grade of “C” or better as outlined in the Progression Policy. (See Student Assessment and Grading in the CPiAH Catalog).
  2. Complete all assigned technical competencies as outlined in the Clinical Competency Plan. Demonstrate competency in technical ability by successfully completing all assigned competency challenges as outlined in the Clinical Competency Plan, including the Final Competency Assessment (see Clinical Education Plan in the DMS Program Handbook).
  3. Complete all assigned hours in accordance with the attendance policy.
  4. Satisfactorily complete an original research project and perform a 10-minute presentation for the clinical staff of the VUMC Ultrasound Section. (An opportunity will be available to conduct this research and present it in competition or scientific paper presentation as a group project.)
  5. Submission of documentation for a total of twelve (12) hours of approved professional development activities.

Upon satisfaction of these requirements, each student is required to participate in an Exit Interview with the Program Director prior to the release of a certificate or transcript.