Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology
Thank you for your interest in the Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology. Admission to the program is very limited due to our emphasis on qualified applicants. Applications are taken September, October and through November 15 of each year. Classes currently begin every January. The Medical Radiography Program is a two year certificate program that prepares the participant for entry-level employment in the field of radiographic medical imaging.
About the Program at Crestwood
The Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology is a 24-month hospital-based certificate program. Students are scheduled for no more than 40 hours of didactic/clinical education per week. Rotations will be day and possible evening hours, Monday through Friday.
Students will use Crestwood Medical Center as their primary clinical site for competencies in all areas of diagnostic radiography. Students will also be required to rotate through areas such as the file room, darkroom, transport, etc. Currently, The Orthopaedic Center (Main Office), and the Crestwood Medical Center Outpatient Imaging Center are also clinical sites.
Students may also rotate through areas such as Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography and Cardiac Cath Lab for observation. Additional rotations may be added to the program.
The primary focus of the Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology is to provide its students with a quality educational experience with a major emphasis on extraordinary patient care.
Due to the rigorous nature of the program, strong study skills are a must. Students will be exposed to areas of knowledge that may be new to them. Because of the pace of the program, students who cannot maintain the academic requirement of a minimum average of 75% in all academic and clinical courses may be dismissed from the program.
While in the program, you will require significant financial support. You will need to have dependable transportation. Due to the academic and clinical hours required, working while enrolled as a student is very difficult. If you must work, please remember the didactic and clinical standards of the program still must be met. We strongly recommend you plan ahead financially for your two years in the program.
It is strongly suggested that applicants observe radiographic procedures within a radiology department or research radiologic technology as a career.
“The Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology strives to provide a quality educational experience, both clinically and didactically, to its enrolled students. The program is designed to develop the students’ cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills. The end result should be entry level technologists who have developed professional and ethical behaviors and the understanding that growth requires life-long learning.”
- Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will develop and use critical thinking skills.
- Students will develop and use ethical and professional habits.
The Crestwood Medical Center School of Radiology is accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education is Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
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School Of Radiology
One Hospital Drive S.E.
Huntsville AL, 35801
For more information, please contact the Radiology School Program Director:
Ron Murphree, MS, RT, ARRT