To be eligible for graduation, the student must successfully complete the following:
- Patient Care requirements (CPR, vital signs, sterile technique, venipuncture, patient transfers, care of patient medical equipment).
- Terminal Competencies/Evaluation (average score of 2)
- Required Clinical Competencies (>85% average)
- Clinical courses with an accumulative of 85% or better
- Clinical rotations and objectives
- Program completion requirements
- Didactic objectives with an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
- Minimum number of clock hours
- Required program evaluations
A student who has not completed all graduation requirements of the school by graduation date will not be confirmed to take their ARRT certification exam. The student may be offered the option to complete needed requirements, if applicable. Once the student has satisfactorily completed the program’s requirements, the ARRT will be notified of their eligibility. If the student has not completed graduation requirements in a satisfactory time frame, they will be dismissed from the program.
The school is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Any individual associated with the program has the right to submit allegations if there is reason to believe that the program has acted contrary to JRCERT accreditation standards and/or JRCERT polices. Additionally, an individual has the right to submit allegations against the program if he/she believes that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Current Accreditation Award: 8 Years
Next Scheduled Review: 02/01/2027
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: http://jrcert.org/
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The rotation through the various clinical areas of the Medical Center has been designed to provide the student with optimum exposure to the required as well as optional vocational fields available to them through this Program. All students are given equitable opportunities to perform procedures incorporated in the clinical curriculum.
Students will be assigned to radiographic rooms in the Imaging Services Department on a rotational basis. The student to staff ratio will be 1:1. Room assignments will be noted on the schedules and also on the staff assignment list located in the work area by the charge tech area.
Students will be assigned to transport patients during initial rotations as means of evaluating student/ patient rapport and to observe patient clinical status and transportation safety.
Student performance during scheduled rotations will be evaluated by the supervisors, staff technologists, staff radiologists, and clinical instructors in a written evaluation form.
During the second year of training, the student will be assigned to clinical rotation in Operating room, CT Scanner, Ultrasound, MRI, Cardiac Cath Lab (optional), Interventional Radiography (optional), Radiation Therapy (optional), Nuclear Medicine (optional), Spine Center, Mammography (optional),and GI Lab (optional). Operating room and CT rotations will be ongoing through the entire senior year.
CPR classes will be scheduled for all students during the week of orientation.
While on clinical rotation in the Imaging Services Department, the student will also be assigned to the office and file room for a period of one to two weeks to successively complete the rotational objectives for those areas. The student will assist with any duties as determined by the clinical instructor/supervisor on duty to complete all necessary objectives.
11th Junior Students begin
13th Senior Students last day
15th Graduation Ceremony
1st Didactic Semester I and III begin
5th Labor Day Holiday- School closed
6th – 9th Labor Day break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
14th Mid Semester I and III
21st –25th Thanksgiving break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
24th Thanksgiving Holiday- School closed
12th – 16th Finals week
16th End Didactic Semester I and III
19th – 23rd Christmas break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
26th Christmas Holiday Observed - School closed
27th – 30th New Year’s break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
2nd New Year’s Holiday Observed - School closed
3rd – 6th New Year’s break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
9th Didactic Semester II and IV begin
10th Mid Semester II and IV
13th – 17th Spring Class Break- No Classes; Clinical Assignments only
22nd – 26th Finals Week
26th End Didactic Semester II and IV
29th Memorial Day Holiday- School closed
10th Junior Students orientation - Tentative
11th Senior Students last day
14th Graduation Ceremony - Tentative
Mercy Hospital St. Louis School of Radiologic Technology has established affiliations with several academic institutions to enable students to pursue an associate’s or a baccalaureate degree.