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UPMC Jameson School of Radiography

Application deadline: March 22, 2021

UPMC Jameson School of Radiography has a 5 year JRCERT accreditation

Our Mission Statement

The mission of UPMC Jameson School of Radiography is to provide a comprehensive education in radiography in accordance with the high level of standards from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum prepares students to take the national exam provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and enter the job market as a radiographer in diagnostic radiography providing healthcare services to this region and our community. Graduates will be clinically competent, able to communicate effectively, and use critical thinking skills.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent

  • Students will apply positioning skills
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors
  • Students will practice radiation protection

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills
  • Students will practice written communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Students will utilize critical thinking with organization of exam procedure
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients 

Graduation Requirements

A student must complete the following requirements to successfully meet the completion of the program, receive their certificate, and be eligible to take the registry test. The requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain an academic average for each class of 78%
  • Maintain a clinical average of 78%
  • Demonstrate competency in 10 mandatory general patient care competencies, as listed in the ARRT clinical competency requirements.
  • Demonstrate competency in all 37 mandatory radiological procedures, as listed in the ARRT clinical competency requirements. At least 29 of the 37 mandatory radiological procedures must be demonstrated on patients and not simulated.
  • Demonstrate competency in at least 20 elective radiological procedures. At least 15 of the 20 elective radiologic procedures must be listed in the ARRT clinical competency requirements. One of the 20 electives imaging procedures must be selected from the head section. Two of the 20 elective imaging procedures must be selected from the fluoroscopy section, one of which must be either upper GI or contrast enema. · Student must meet all financial obligations to the School of Radiography and the sponsoring institution.
  • Complete all required coursework to program’s satisfaction
  • Meet with all applicable standards as stated in their student handbook.

Learn more about the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT).

Learn more about the JRCERT Accredited Program.

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Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Learn more about JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data 2020 (PDF).

Credentialing Examination

The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate  Number passed on first attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results 
 Year 1 - 2016 4 of 4 - 100%
 Year 2 - 2017 5 of 6 - 83%
 Year 3 - 2018  6 if 6 - 100%
 Year 4 - 2019  6 of 7 - 86%
 Year 5 - 2020 3 of 3 - 100%
 Program 5-Year Average 24 of 26 - 92.3%

Job Placement

The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate  Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
 Year  Results
 Year 1 - 2016  2 of 2 - 100%
Year 2 - 2017  6 of 6 - 100%
 Year 3 - 2018 4 of 4 - 100% 
Year 4 -  2019 7 of 7 - 100%
 Year 5 - 2020 3 of 3 - 100% 
Program 5-Year Average  22 of 22 - 100%

Program Completion

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Rate Number graduated divided by number started the program
Year  Results 
 Year 1 - 2020  3 of 3
 Annual Completion Rate  100%
 

Contact the UPMC Jameson School of Radiography

Emily Hoffman, MHA, R.T. (R)
Rad Tech Program Coordinator
UPMC Jameson School of Radiography

724-656-6016

hoffmanee2@upmc.edu

Melissa Conley, B.S., R.T. (R), Clinical Education Coordinator - Radiology
Clinical/Didactic Instructor
UPMC Jameson School of Radiography

724-936-3961

conleyma3@upmc.edu

Our Location

UPMC Jameson School of Radiography
2414 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle, PA 16105