Diagnostic Medical Sonography | BridgeValley



Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a dynamic profession that has grown significantly over the past 20 years. With rapidly developing new technologies and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers in both rural and urban areas nationwide.  



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Quick Facts: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists  
2016 Median Pay $64,280  per year 
Typical Entry-Level Education Associate's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 122,300
Job Outlook, 2014-24 17% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 21,000


Sonographers play a key role in the healthcare team. They are highly skilled professionals that provide diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed physician. BridgeValley will offer the following learning specialties in sonography:

  • General: Abdomen, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Small Parts
  • Vascular Technology

How to Apply          

BridgeValley DMS Fall 2019 Admission Timeline

Applications accepted for 2019 admission:   January 21, 2019-March 8, 2019  (No Exceptions)
Notification of interviews or non-acceptance for those not qualified for interview mailed by:   March 19, 2019
Interviews:   March 27, 2019
Scoring of interviewed applicants completed by:   April 4, 2019
Acceptance and non-acceptance letters for DMS program admission Fall 2019 mailed /emailed:   April 4, 2019
Students must accept or decline (may be provisional) acceptance to the program by:   April 11, 2019

*Admission in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is not guaranteed. The highest ranked students that meet the qualification deadlines will be provisionally admitted first.  


The BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for
Diagnostic Medical Sonography for General Sonography (Abdomen, Small Parts, Obstetrics, & Gynecology) and Vascular Technology.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
  • JRCDMS 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 Ellicott City, MD 21043 Phone: 443-973-3251 E-mail: jrcdms@intersocietal.org

DMS Program goals include but are not limited to the following:


Kim Shamblin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R)(CT), CHC 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department Chair
(304) 205-6669

BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography is delivered on the South Charleston campus.