Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS). The program prepares selected individuals through theory, lab, and clinical experience to practice as sonographers in a variety of healthcare settings. The DMS program is a limited enrollment program. Admission in the program is competitive requiring a minimum GPA of 2.75 to apply for admission. The highest ranked students that meet qualification requirements and deadlines will be admiited first.
- Apply for Admission to BridgeValley
- Have any official high school and/or college transcripts sent to BridgeValley.
- Choose Pre-Sonography as your designated curriculum
- Complete required pre-requisite courses
- Take the TEAS examination and submit results with program application minimum score of 50: http://www.bridgevalley.edu/teas-testing
- Shadow a sonographer and have the sonographer sign the shadowing form to verify your experience DMS Shadowing Form Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer shadowing/observation opportunities. This requirement will be waived for the 2023 application.
- Sonography Admissions Criteria
- Write a paper detailing why you are choosing sonography as a career
- The online sonography application will be available January 17-February 23, 2023 for the Fall 2023 sonography program admissions. NOTE: A sample application is posted for review. Please note all applications are online and paper copies are not accepted. The sample application is posted for informational purposes only. Sample Application
NOTE: The online application for Fall 2023 admissions will be available on this website January 17-February 23, 2023
2023 Sonography Program Application Timeline:
|Applications accepted||January 17, 2023-February 23, 2023|
|Application Review and Scoring. Notification of interviews or non-acceptance for those not qualified for interview mailed by:||March 19, 2023|
|Interviews:||Week of March 29, 2023|
|Scoring of interviewed applicants completed and acceptance and non-acceptance letters for sonography programs admission Fall 2023 mailed/emailed||April 13, 2023|
|Students must accept or decline (may be provisional) acceptance to the program||April 20, 2023|
More About the Program
BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography is delivered on the South Charleston campus.
Kim Shamblin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R)(CT)
Sonography Department Chair
The BridgeValley 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) 9355-113th St. N #7709; Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
RCDMS 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 Ellicott City, MD 21043 Phone: 443-973-3251
E-mail: [email protected]
Sonography Program goals include but are not limited to the following:
- To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
- To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
- To prepare competent entry-level cardiac technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
*May be taken during Professional Component of the DMS Program
All pre-requisite classes (except DMSU 100) are required for CAAHEP-JRC accreditation with the exception of PSYC 101/201-which is included to meet GEC 3 requirement
Here is a link to the BridgeValley catalog for more information related to the sonography program: