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Online Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Prepare for the RDMS exam with Boise State Online’s Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This program is a relevant option for health care professionals who have a degree but want to transition into the field of diagnostic medical sonography.

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The online Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is designed for students who already hold an imaging credential and are looking to add a modality. If you do not meet this requirement, please review our pre-advanced medical imaging pathway.

All application materials must be submitted by the corresponding application deadline. You must apply separately for admission to Boise State University.

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Industry Research Resources

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a competitive pathway for those entering the medical imaging industry. Due to high saturation, clinical experiences in some regions can be challenging to obtain.

We advise you to complete industry research in your area to develop a strong understanding of employability in your region. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great place to start your research:

Certificate Outcomes

After completing the diagnostic medical sonography certificate, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for the RDMS credentialing exam.
  • Advocate for patients, recognize professional impact related to patient outcomes and develop a culture of safety.
  • Demonstrate effective, appropriate and respectful communication with diverse populations of patients, co-workers, physicians and the community to improve patient outcomes by performing beyond technical application.
  • Apply ethical practice as a professional technologist from a legal, compliance and systems perspective within the healthcare realm.
  • Actively lead and/or participate as part of an interprofessional team to improve communication amongst healthcare providers and decrease patient risk.
  • Perform as a master of advanced imaging principles and applications.
  • Appropriately share data within a healthcare team while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Successfully participate as a leader in the medical imaging profession by making meaningful contributions within your department, your healthcare organization, your community as well as on a national level.
  • Attain and maintain national credentialing within a modality of focus.

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