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Contact: Linda J. Johnson
Phone: 716-664-8614
Mobile:  716-969-2113
E-mail: Linda.Johnson@wcahospital.org

February 15 Deadline to Apply to UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiology

 

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From left: 2016 School of Radiologic Technology students, Elizabeth Brunecz (operating the radiology imaging technology); and Abagail Downs (simulating a patient) perform in a class/lab simulation on how to perform a chest x-ray.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, February 2, 2017)—The UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiology is accepting applications for its next class that will start in August of this year.  Applications are due by Wednesday, February 15, with final selections completed in mid-April.

The accredited program at UPMC Chautauqua WCA includes classroom instruction and clinical hours in the Radiology Department.  At the completion of the program, graduates will be committed to a high standard of quality radiographic imaging and patient care.  After meeting these requirements, students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology national certification examination and also become New York State Licensed Radiographers.  Opportunities for advancement are excellent following the required 22-month education program. 

The hospital-based program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and is recognized by the New York State Department of Health. 

The UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiology is a full-time, 22-month, hospital-based program.  All didactic and clinical courses are provided on the hospital grounds.  Because of its small class size and faculty to staff student ratio, our program provides individual attention with an emphasis on clinical experience.

Our imaging department consists of three general radiology rooms, one fluoroscopic procedure room, special procedures lab, Cardiac Catheterization Suite, CT Scan Suite, Ultrasonography and 3D Mammography Suite, Nuclear Medicine Department, Cancer Treatment Center, MRI Suite, and mobile PET/CT scanner.

Upon completion of the program, the student receives a certificate of completion and is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam as well as eligibility for New York State licensure.

Opportunities for advancement are excellent following the required 2-year basic education. The graduate Radiographer can further his / her career through continuing education and experience. Areas of specialization include: Nuclear Medicine, Special Procedures, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radiation Therapy and Mammography.

For more information on the program, application, tuition or admission requirements, contact Christina Slojkowski, UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiology Program Director, at 716-664-8366 or visit our website at http://www.wcahospital.org/careers/school-of-radiologic-technology.

 

 


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