Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) Admissions Guide

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)

(Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions)

TermApplications Accepted
Application Review
Application Status NotificationApplication packet
must submit via email


August 2024

Early Application Period

Nov. 6, 2023 – Feb. 2, 2024

Nov. 15, 2023 - Feb. 16, 2024    

By March 11, 2024


Regular Application Period

Feb. 5, 2024 - June 3, 2024

Feb. 19, 2024 - June 17, 2024   

By July 3, 2024

Program Duration, Study Mode and Class Schedule Information

Program Duration
(Number of Semesters)
Study Mode

Full Time:
4 semesters

Part-Time: N/A Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Offsite Clinical Rotations


  • Program days and times may vary, but you should plan to attend classes 5 days a week.
  • Day classes and clinical rotations are Monday through Friday, generally between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly to ensure you have proper transportation. 


Program Admissions Statistics

On average, approximately 65 students apply for admission each application period. Of these, approximately 24 are typically accepted.

Program Mission

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains for the abdominal-extended and obstetrics and gynecology sonography concentrations.


How Do I Submit An Application?

1.   Apply to HCC:

If you are new to college or transferring to HCC, your first step is to become an HCC Eagle by submitting a free admissions application to HCC. Please create a profile and complete an application to obtain an HCC student ID number: https://prod.applytexas.org/. You will receive a welcome email response from HCC within 48 hours, be sure to save your HCCID-Number or P-Number/D-Number (if you are assigned one). If you have filled out an HCC application at any point, or you already have an HCC student ID number, please do not submit another HCC application. Multiple HCC new student applications and/or ID numbers are not allowed.

2.   Apply for Financial Aid
      (this step is applied to students who are seeking Financial Aid):

All students should apply for financial aid immediately after applying for admission to HCC. Filling out a financial aid application is the first step in learning your options to pay for college. HCC accepts financial aid applications throughout the year, submitting an application early will give you a better chance of securing aid.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov,
- Free Application for Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) at hccs.edu/tasfa.
If you need assistance paying for college, please visit the Coleman Financial Aid office for assistance or visit www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/financial-aid/

3.   My Eagle HCC account checklist:

Please visit: myeagle.hccs.edu, review and take action on the HCC Policy Checklist and On-Boarding Checklist. Your To-do List may have four types of checklist items in your Student Center including Meningitis Vaccine and Texas Success Initiative requirements:

Meningitis Vaccine – Required for all college students under the age of 22. For more information on requirements, resources & any religious, medical, or online students exemptions, please visit: Meningitis 
Texas Success Initiative requirements – If you have the "Texas Success Initiative College Readiness Requirements" Checklist on your pre-enrollment To-do List in the Student Center, you have to be placed into core courses one of two ways.

- Have an approved exemption (reason) for not taking Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2). Please visit Texas Success Initiative Assessment/ Exemption for more information. OR

- Take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2). Please visit: Texas Success Initiative Assessment for more information. 

4.   Meet with HCC Coleman College Advisor:

Applicant must meet with an HCC Coleman College advisor at least once during the application acceptance period to ensure meeting all program application criteria. Advisor can use unofficial transcript(s) for initial advisement, and the meeting can be virtual or in person at a recruitment or program information event or on-campus visit. Applicant should refer to the virtual lobby webpage to learn about the most up-to-date links and service hours for advising: www.hccs.edu/virtual-lobby. After the visit, the advisor will provide verification, which the applicant must submit with their program application. This verification can be a PS advisee visit note, email, or any other correspondence from HCC Coleman to the applicant.

5.   Program Information Session:

The program information session is a mandatory requirement of the admission process. Please register and attend the virtual program information session at Diagnostic Medical Sonography | Houston Community College - HCC (hccs.edu). If you have questions regarding the online delivery of program information sessions, please contact via email at: healthscience.info@hccs.edu.

6.   Program Application:

To apply for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ATC) program, Prospective students must have completed an Associate Degree in Allied Health (2-year educational program in a patient- care-related area) OR a Bachelor's degree in any area.
(An Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) is NOT equivalent to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Allied Health. Official college transcript should show degree was conferred.)

In addition to the HCC admission application, you must complete and submit the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ATC) program application via email to co.dmsoadmit@hccs.edu with:
- Copy of all transcript/s showing completion of the prerequisite courses
- HESI exam results including critical thinking section
- Evidence of HCC Coleman college advisor advisee notes or email
(Please send all of the application documents in one email and label each attachment with the file name.)
- Applicant must complete and upload required Hep. B, MMR, and Varicella immunization records with titers to the Complio system via the website- houstoncccompliance.com, follow the prompts to create an account.

We will not be able to consider your application until you have completed and submitted all the requirements by the application submission deadline. For more information about prerequisite/academic courses, HESI exam, please refer to the sections: Program Application: Academic Course Requirements & Program Application: HESI Pre-entrance Exam Requirements.

        Immunization Records:

Must complete Hep B, MMR, Varicella with titers in Complio system via the website- houstoncccompliance.com by the program application submission deadline (early or regular). 
- Completion of Hepatitis B immunization series (may take up to 6 months to complete) and should be valid within 10 years, fast track is accepted. Upon completion of the Hep B series, a titer must be taken to prove immunity.
- Completion of 2 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) shots and titer within the last year.
- Completion of 2 Varicella shots and titer or a positive titer within the last year.

If you get admitted to the program, upload the rest of the immunizations listed below in Complio system by September 1st.
- Completion of the Tuberculin Test (PPD) has to be done annually.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) shot and the titer; it should be valid within 10 yeras.
- Completion of Hepatitis C blood draw to show negative results.
Individuals with a positive background will need to declare it with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) http://www.ardms.org/Discover- ARDMS/compliance/Pages/default.aspx 

7.   Submit official transcripts:

Please submit your official sealed (unopened) transcript(s) from high school, GED, and any other colleges and/or Universities previously attended. If you have completed your courses at HCC, you do not need to submit an official transcript. We do not accept unofficial copies or official copies that have been opened. There are two ways to submit an official transcript from your high school or previous institution: 

  • Submit by Mail: Please use the address: Houston Community College, Office of Admissions & Records, P.O. Box 667517, Houston, TX 77266-7517 
  • Submit Electronically: Have an official PDF transcript electronically sent from approved service providers such as Credentials, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse to: admissions@hccs.edu
  • All foreign transcripts must be evaluated for US equivalency and foreign transcripts must first be evaluated course-by-course by an approved evaluating agency. To find a list of approved evaluation companies, please visit Foreign transcript/ Foreign Credit Evaluators. Then the official evaluation report must submit to HCC. The HCC Internal process can take up to 8 weeks for evaluation and transfer of course credits.
  • TSI/Placement Test: Submit your TSIA2 score, not all new students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2). In order to determine your level of college readiness and placement status, you should submit transcript from an accredited college/university/institution where you have satisfactorily completed college-level coursework or score reports from external tests like the SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP, IB, Placements may be set from a variety of sources. Please refer to the link Texas Success Initiative (TSI) College Readiness/ Placement Test to learn about your options/exemptions to complete this requirement.

    For more information on transcript(s) submission, please visit: Transcript(s). It is the responsibility of the student to allow enough time for the evaluation of transcripts; please allow 6-8 weeks for evaluation and transfer of course credits.
    To receive Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit towards admissions to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, applicant should not have previously taken or attempted the course (by title), that is the same as the PLA credit for which he/she is applying. For more information on PLA you may visit: https://www.hccs.edu/resources-for/current-students/prior-learning-assessment/ 
  • International Students: If you are an international student planning to attend HCC on a status F-1, (DACA, refugee, L visa, H visa, ), please visit https://www.hccs.edu/support-services/international- students/.
  • Veteran students: Please visit https://hccs.edu/support-services/veteran-affairs/. Download and complete DD Form 214 & SF-180 Form and submit with the application.


Program Application: Academic Course Requirements

Course Description

Cumulative GPA

2.5 or higher

Prerequisite Courses
Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of ‘C’ by the application by the deadline. 

  • PHYS 1305 – Introductory Physics l or higher OR Physics for Allied Health OR Radiographic Physics
  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra or higher (any college level math or statistics with 3 credits)
  • ENGL 1301 - English Composition I OR higher OR Speech
  • BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101 (formerly BIOL 2401) – Anatomy & Physiology I (LEC/LAB) OR higher

Academic Courses

Recommended Courses

Placement Test

If you would like to determine your eligibility by calculating your cumulative points earned, please use our Admission Rubric form.



Program Application: HESI Pre-entrance Exam Requirements

The HESI A2 (Health Education Systems Inc.)- Admissions Assessment entrance exam is required to apply for the Diagnostics Medical Sonography program at HCC Coleman College.

  • To schedule a HESI-A2 test please contact HCC Coleman College Testing Center at 713.718.5170 or via email: coleman.testing@hccs.edu.
  • The payment of $75.00 must be made by either credit or debit.
  • Required HESI-A2 Section: No minimum score is required for admission; however, all sections must be taken. Application rubric points are awarded based on the range of scores for each section.
    - Anatomy & Physiology
    - Grammar
    - Reading
    - Critical Thinking
  • Scores are valid for 3 years.
  • Please note HESI official scores including Critical Thinking must be downloaded directly from the Elsevier/Evolve website in a .pdf format (regardless taken at HCC or outside of HCC) - No exceptions.
  • HESI-A2 Exam results including Critical Thinking must be submitted with the completed program application. The application will be declined if HESI- A2 exam results are not submitted with the application by the application deadline.
  • Please note HESI Remediation through Elsevier is FREE.

How to obtain your HESI exam scores, including Critical Thinking

To find your HESI exam scoring information on evolve.elsevier.com

  • Go to the Students Welcome page
  • Log in to your Evolve Account, then click “HESI Assessment – Student ”
  • Under the “My Exams” tab locate your exam
  • Click “View Results. ”
  • Click “Results Report.”

How to obtain your Critical Thinking Scores

  • Log on to elsevier.com
  • Click on “Student Access3 "
  • Click on “Admission Assessment Report” under “Exam History” (This is for the bar graph page of the HESI; save this document as a PDF.)
  • Go back to “My Exams. ”
  • Click on the plus sign (+) next to “Admissions Assessment Report. ”
  • “Critical Thinking” will appear in the drop-down list. Click on the link “View Results.
  • Click on “Results Report.pdf” under “View Your Detailed Scoring Report” on the right. (Save this document a as PDF.)


Pre-Enrollment Process & Requirements

When the number of eligible applications exceeds program seat availability, selective criteria are used to determine which applicants are offered admission. Selective criteria are awarded based on the following:

  • 75% may be awarded based on the program's academic criteria.
    (grades earned from pre-entry form, required courses, and general education requirements)
  • 25% will be awarded based on HESI scores in Reading, Grammar, Anatomy & Physiology, and Critical Thinking.
  • All application requirements must be satisfied by the close of the application window.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate program and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree program are merged into one selection Only the top 24 students will be selected.

If you are offered admission you will need to complete the following pre-enrollment requirements by a specific due date to maintain eligible status.
Please note the Program Director will be in contact with you once your Letter of Intent has been received to provide you the information on the process of getting a background check, drug screen, personal health insurance, and deadlines for immunizations. Please check your email regularly for updates and information.

  • Complete the letter of Intent form by the deadline stated in the admission acceptance offer email that will be sent to your submitted email address with the program application.
  • Proof of personal health insurance: If you need to purchase health insurance please visit: Student Health Insurance | Houston Community College - HCC (hccs.edu) for a list of health care insurance providers that HCC has compiled as a courtesy to students who wish to contact a potential provider to meet their personal health insurance needs. Students are advised to contact more than one company and compare offerings.
  • Passing drug screen. 
  • Physical examination.
  • Immunization record showing: Completion of Influenza – after September 1st.
  • Cleared Criminal Background. Please note individuals with a positive background will need to declare it with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Compliance Policies | Appeals Process | Submit a Complaint | ARDMS by the time of the application
  • Complete mandatory student services and program orientation on the date provided in your admission offer email. (Please clear your calendar so you are available to attend the mandatory orientations. If you are offered admission for Fall Term – plan to attend orientations between July and August.)

  • Clinical Requirements for Program Progression & Completion

To provide students with the most robust clinical educational experience and to ensure that students progress and graduate as scheduled, it is highly recommended that applicants weigh all of their options before agreeing to a conditional acceptance into their desired health science program. In order to facilitate this decision-making, students should understand all of the requirements of their program, including clinical education.

To be placed in a clinical educational experience, students must comply with the guidelines and requirements of HCC clinical sites, including health and wellness directives. Most clinical sites require background checks, health testing, drug screens and immunizations, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Students are required to provide to HCC proof that students meet all clinical requirements, with the exception of their COVID-19 vaccination status.  Consistent with state law, HCC does not mandate the COVID-19 vaccination. Students have the choice to voluntarily disclose or not disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status through their HCC Complio account.

However, most healthcare facilities do require the vaccine as a condition of employment, volunteering, or student clinical placement.  If a student chooses not to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status or is not vaccinated, HCC may not be able to place the student in clinical rotations.  HCC will work to place such students into a clinical site that does not require the vaccine, provided such a site is available and HCC has an active affiliation agreement in place that meets the necessary conditions to provide an appropriate learning opportunity for the student.  However, HCC cannot guarantee that clinical sites that do not require the COVID vaccine will be available at the time the student requires placement.  At this time, many healthcare facilities are not accepting religious or medical exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine for clinical students.

If a student chooses not to receive or to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and no clinical sites are available to accept the student that do not require the COVID-19 vaccination, the student’s progression in the program and graduation will be delayed or stopped all together.  If a student cannot be timely placed in a qualifying clinical site, a student may not be able to complete the program. Our affiliate partners’ expectations are the same for our students as they would be when our students ultimately become employees in their chosen field.

Students with questions about clinical requirements and placement may contact the program director of their program of interest. 

  • HB 1508 requires the following information be given to students:

If you are applying for admission to a program that prepares an individual for an initial occupational license or certification and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license or certification, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following: 

  1. An individual who has been charged or convicted of an offense or who is on probation may not be eligible for issuance of an occupational license or certification upon completion of the educational program.
  2. It is the responsibility of the individual to immediately report to the program any change in status that would affect that individual’s eligibility to apply for a license or certification.
  3. Local, state or national licensing and certification authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicant should contact their respective licensing or certification authority for more details.

Most healthcare programs require all students, admitted to the program, to submit to a national background check which may include fingerprinting. Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license or Certification. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the individual program and applicable licensing or certification authority.

  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program requires participation in clinical rotations in order to complete the program. In order to participate in clinical rotations at our affiliate sites, certain background information must be verifed. Students participating in clinical rotations must meet the same background verifications as clinical staff at our affiliate sites. For that reason, we require students to submit the following required background information before admission/enrollment in the program is completed: 
  1. Social Security Number Verification
  2. Criminal Search (7 yrs. or up to 5 criminal searches)
  3. Violent Sexual Offender and Predator Registry Search
  4. OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities
  5. GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs
  6. US Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), List of Specially Designated nationals (SDN)
  7. State Exclusive List https://hhs.texas.gov/
  8. Driver’s license or government-issued identification 

Please note: Verification of this information is the financial responsibility of the student and must be completed through the program-approved vendor - Complio. 

  •  HCC Coleman College Grading Scale

To best prepare students for success in their chosen fields, Health Sciences Programs have high standards for progression. Unlike other HCC programs, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires a C (75%) or better to progress to the next course or semester in the program. For specific questions about grades, grading, and progression within Health Science programs, please contact Coleman College at healthscience.info@hccs.edu

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Grading Scale

A = 100 – 90 %
B = 89 – 80 %
C = 79 – 75 %*
D = 74 – 60 %
F = 59 – 0 %

*A grade of C (75%) or better must be achieved to progress to the next course or semester. 


Estimated Costs

Tuition is estimated using the Texas resident rates. Out-of-district and out-of-state residents will have higher tuition fees. Please visit http://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/tuition-calculator/ for more information.
Tuition is for core coursework only. General Education and Support courses are not included. These are high estimates; actual costs will vary depending on health insurance coverage.

Due to increases/decreases in books and supplements, please check the bookstore website at https://hccs.bncollege.com/shop/hccs-central/home for updated cost information. Only required books are included in the estimate.

(In District)

Pre Entrance

Criminal Background/Drug Screening

$ 53.00

Physical Exam

$ 60.00


$ 310.00

Medical Insurance





$ 423.00

1st Semester ( 14 semester hours)


$ 1,187.00

Books, SonoSim Simulation Program, and Trajecsys System- clinical requirement

$ 2,000.00


$ 100.00

Parking (4 months) 



$ 3,287.00

2nd Semester (13 semester hours)


$ 1,103.50

Parking (4 months) 



$ 1,103.50

3rd Semester (11 semester hours)


$ 935.50

Parking (4 months)



$ 935.50

4th Semester (7 semester hours) 


$ 597.50
Parking (4 months)  varies
SUBTOTAL $ 597.50

Total Program Cost

$ 6,346.50



Degree Plan

Learn more about the degree plan by visiting the HCC Catalog


Paying For College

You can use a valid MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card to pay for tuition and fees. You can also use debit card with Visa or MasterCard logo, but not a non-USA credit card. Online payment via check is also available.
Check or echeck payments have a 10 day hold on release of official transcripts. International students or their parents can also pay online from their country of origin with their local currency, where applicable. Online payment from other countries can be made through “International Fund Transfer” payment option.

Additional Option For Payment

  •  Financial Aid

If you need assistance paying for college, please visit the Coleman Financial Aid office for assistance or visit www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/financial-aid/

  • Scholarships

In addition to federal and state aid, scholarships are a great way to offset all or part of the cost of your education. Please visit https://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/financial-aid/scholarships/ for more information.

  •  Installment Payment Plan

If you are paying out of pocket and need assistance on how to setup a payment plan, please visit Business Office at HCC Coleman or visit https://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/student-financial-services/ for more information.


Program Information

Accreditation Agency

The Abdomen-Extended and Obstetrics & Gynecology DMS Program at Houston Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC- DMS). 

CAAHEP                                                   JRC-DMS

9355 – 113th St. N, #7709                         6021 University Blvd., Suite 500

Seminole, FL 33775                                  Ellicott City, MD 21043

727-210-2350                                            443-973-3251

 Licensure Testing

HCC Coleman Diagnostic Medical Sonography students may take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which allows successful candidates to be recognized as Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Employment Opportunities

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers may work in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and industry.

Average Salary

Entry-level salaries are in range between $45,000 (Gulf Coast). Find out the wages for each career field: https://www.hccs.edu/continuing-education/about-us/outreach-services/career-coach/ 


Required Essential Functions

Functional Capacity

Standards (Tasks)

Psychomotor Skills

Gross Motor

Maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.
Bend and stoop routinely.
Position patients/clients for treatment or examination.
Assist patients/clients on to and off of examining tables.
Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence.

Fine Motor

Elicit information from patients/clients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other evaluation procedures.
Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations.
Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
Demonstrate manual dexterity and the ability to engage in procedures involving grasping, pushing, pulling, holding, rotating, manipulating, and extending.
Key/type and otherwise operate common desktop computer accessories.


Physical Strength & Endurance

Work standing upright up to 80% of the time.
Strength sufficient to assist in lifting some patients/clients.
Routinely push and pull heavy equipment on wheels, (e.g., up to approximately 500 pounds), and to move patients/clients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
Lift more than 50 pounds routinely.
Possess physical strength to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Demonstrate full range of mobility sufficient to assist patients/clients with ambulation.
Execute motor movements including physical/dexterity strength to stand and ambulate, and lift and transfer patients/clients.

Cognitive Skills


Critical & Analytical Thinking

Measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize data.
Demonstrate thought processes inherent in problem solving and diagnosis, including obtaining, interpreting and documenting data.
Make proper assessments, sound judgments, appropriately prioritize diagnostic procedures, and measure and record patient/client care outcomes.
Learn to use computers for searching, recording, storing, and retrieving information.



Recognize safety issues and emergency situations, and respond with appropriate actions in a timely manner.
Manage and maintain environment that is safe for the individual, family, groups, and health care personnel.
Abide by safety policies and procedures in classroom, laboratory, and clinical facility settings.
Maintain awareness of alarms and emergency signals, and respond appropriately (e.g., monitors, fire alarms, hospital codes, etc.).

Sensory Skills



Observe demonstrations and participate in laboratory experiments as required in the curriculum.
Observe and care for patients/clients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.
Observe computer screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and adjust equipment, as required.


Distinguish audible sounds (e.g., when using Doppler to image vascular structures).
Perceive depth in surrounding environment.
Maintain awareness of peripheral space.


Complete comprehension of assignments and assessment exercises.
Demonstrate ability to search and evaluate curriculum literature.

Social-Behavioral Skills


Demonstrate English language proficiency to communicate and interact with patients/clients and health care team members (e.g., communication that is clear and easy to understand).
Use proper communication techniques in printed and typed correspondence (e.g., correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling) with faculty, allied health personnel, and peers in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity including multilingual needs.
Converse effectively and sensitively in order to elicit an appropriate medical history directly from patient/client and/or guardian.
Complete written assignments and maintain written records.
Use therapeutic communication, such as attending, clarifying, coaching, facilitating, and touching in clinical settings, as well as didactic and laboratory environments.


Adapt effectively to changing environments and increasing tension levels in a variety of situations.
Demonstrate flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities inherent in the clinical problems of many patients/clients.

Emotional Stability

Demonstrate attributes of empathy, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation.
Possess the emotional well-being required for full use of intellectual abilities.
Consistently exercises sound judgment.
Promptly complete all responsibilities attendant to the evaluation and care of patients/clients.
Monitor and appropriately regulate own emotions to maintain composure, without prompting from others (e.g., control anger and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very stressful or demanding situations).
Tolerate taxing workloads and function effectively under stress.
Focus sustained attention on tasks.
Recognize constructive criticism and performance feedback as avenues for improvement.


Interpersonal Skills

Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured.
Demonstrate sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings and be understanding and helpful on the job.
Establish rapport with patients/clients, teachers, classmates, and colleagues of all cultures, genders, health status, and backgrounds. Develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with healthcare team members and patients/clients.

Ethics & Professionalism

Maintain professional conduct and appearance. Maintain patient/client privacy and confidentiality (e.g.,adhere to HIPAA restrictions) and operate within the scope of practice. Demonstrate assertiveness, delegate responsibilities appropriately, and function as part of a medical team (e.g., organizational skills necessary to meet deadlines and manage time).


Get in touch

Elizabeth Ho

Diagnostic Medical Sonography