Clinical is a crucial component of every health profession and this is certainly true in Radiologic Technology. In the Radiologic Technology Program, there are five clinical courses. The Clinical Courses occur in the curriculum as follows:
- Fall: No Clinical
- Spring: Clinical 1 - Tuesday & Thursdays
- Summer: Clinical 2 - Mondays through Fridays
- Fall: Clinical 3 - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
- Spring: Clinical 4 - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
- Summer: Clinical 5 - Mondays through Fridays
The clinical hours for students are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, Clinical Practicum 4 & 5 each have a course requirement of one week of evening hours (1:00 pm. – 9:00 pm.). Clinical Courses 1, 3 & 4 meet each week the course is in session. Summer Clinical Courses meet for 12 weeks.
Students are usually assigned to one clinical site in their first year, and reassigned to a different clinical site in their second year. While student preferences are considered, students cannot always assign students where they want.
A Health Physical is required before starting the Radiologic Technology Program. In addition, New York State law and Hospital policy require a second Health Physical before stating the second year of the Program.
Because students will be interacting with patients at area hospitals and clinical sites, most hospital clinical sites require that students get a Flu Vaccination each year of the Program.
Because students will be interacting with patients at area hospitals and clinical sites, we need to follow the rules of these hospitals and the New York State Department of Health. Students are required to pass a Drug and Criminal Background check. All hospitals require that this is done at least once during the course of your education. Some hospitals clinical sites require that students pay for a second Drug and Criminal background check at the start of year two.