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School of Radiology

Admission Requirements

UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology in conjunction with the UPMC Chautauqua Healthcare System will provide students and faculty equal opportunity with regards to recruitment and matriculation practices and will not be based on age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Qualified disabled persons will not be discriminated against because of their disability.

Academic Prerequisites for Admission

Prerequisites required for an applicant to be considered for admission into the program must meet the following minimum requirements:


In each of the above-mentioned courses, the applicant must have received a final grade of 75% or better for that course to be accepted as a minimum requirement.


Due to the aforementioned academic prerequisites, it is imperative that transcripts from all institutions that the applicant may have attended must be submitted with the final application. These transcripts will be used as proof that the applicant did meet the minimum academic requirements necessary for the selection process.

Technical Prerequisites

An applicant must possess the following in order to accomplish the essential requirements of the program.

  1. Sufficient eyesight, either naturally or through correction, to observe and assess patients, manipulates equipment, and evaluates radiographic quality.
  2. Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to instruct patients and communicate with other health care providers.
  3. Respond promptly to emergency situations.
  4. Sufficient strength to manipulate radiographic equipment and ensure safe transfer of patients.
  5. The ability to tolerate demanding physical work loads and adapt to various work environments (e.g. surgery, emergency room, intensive care, etc.) The candidate must be able to lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds and possess the ability to support up to seventy-five (75) pounds.
  6. The need to function effectively under a great amount of stress.
  7. Be able to stand and move around for long periods of time.
  8. Possess good verbal and non-verbal skills of communication