The School of Radiologic Technology is a hospital-based radiography program sponsored by UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Our school holds formal affiliation agreements with multiple colleges and universities to provide professional study in the art and science of medical radiography to BSRT candidates. The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not practice open enrollment and we do not maintain a waiting list.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In 2018 the program was awarded accreditation for eight years. The next scheduled review is in 2026.
Graduates of the program are eligible for certification in radiography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Mission, goals and student learning outcomes
The UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has been dedicated to educating students in the art and science of medical radiography since 1931.
For the most up-to-date information about our program and academic policies, please download our Program Bulletin (pdf).
Our mission is to impart the professional knowledge and values required for our radiography graduates to deliver remarkable patient care and advance health care through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility.
In fulfillment of our mission, students/graduates will achieve the following program goals and student learning outcomes. Program goals and outcomes are evaluated annually by the Faculty and Advisory Committee of the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Documentation of the assessment process is maintained by the Program Director.
|Student learning outcomes
|1. Students will be clinically competent
* Provide safe (ALARA) and appropriate patient care
* Position patients accurately to obtain diagnostic images
|2. Students will demonstrate communication skills
* Develop a working knowledge of medical terminology
* Demonstrate appropriate and professional interactions with patients, staff and visitors
|3. Students will develop critical thinking skills
* Demonstrate the ability to adapt to non-routine and trauma situations, including the selection of correct technical factors
* Demonstrate proficiency in evaluating medical images for diagnostic quality
|4. Students will model professionalism
* Students will demonstrate a work ethic
* Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior
5. The school will monitor program effectiveness data (PED) consistent with JRCERT standards.
* Students will graduate from the program and become employed within 12 months of graduation.
* The program completion rate will be greater than 80%.
* The five-year average job placement rate within 12 months of graduation will be greater than 75%.
* Graduates will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with their education and pass the ARRT credentialing exam on the first attempt.
* Annual post-graduate surveys will average greater than 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.
* Five-year average pass rate for first attempt on the ARRT credentialing exam will be greater than 90%.
* Employers will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction with the program.
* Annual employer satisfaction surveys will average greater than 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.
The School’s mission is achieved when the graduate has successfully completed and achieved all program goals and student learning outcomes. The mission, goals and outcomes endorsed by the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology are evaluated annually. Members of the faculty, student body, radiology department, hospital administration, and the School of Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee participate in the evaluation process, thereby serving as the program’s communities of interest.
The mission of the UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology complements the mission of our sponsoring institution, UW Health University Hospital. The sponsor’s four-fold mission of advancing health without compromise through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility is an integral part of the UW Health vision to provide “remarkable health care.”
UW Health University Hospital School of Radiologic Technology students participate in the achievement of the mission and goals for the School of Radiologic Technology and UW Health.