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Clinical Education

Clinical education is the second component of the program. In order to meet goals and objectives of the Program, the student must be able to prove clinical competency by successfully completing the clinical education phase of the program. The clinical phase provides an environment for supervised competency based clinical education. While in the clinical setting the staff to student ratio will not exceed 1:1. Approximately 1900 hours of clinical rotations are assigned to the student to satisfy his/her clinical education.

This phase of the program is correlated with the didactic portion whenever possible. Upon entering the Radiologic Technology program, students are assigned clinical rotations in the Department of Radiology under direct supervision of the Clinical Instructor and registered radiologic technologists in order to obtain the necessary clinical education.

CLINICAL AFFILIATION SITES

Marian University's Radiologic Technology Program has affiliated with:

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI
  • Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, WI
  • Berlin Memorial Hospital, Berlin, WI
  • St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI
  • Affinity Medical Group Clinic in Oshkosh, WI
  • Affinity Medical Group Clinic in Appleton WI
  • Affinity Orthopedics, Podiatry and Sports Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI

CLINICAL SITE ASSIGNMENTS

Students selected to the program will be assigned a "home" clinical site at one of the following clinical sites:

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Berlin memorial Hospital
  • St. Agnes Hospital

In an attempt to reduce the amount of traveling required by the student, the assigned "home" clinical site for the student is based on the proximity of the site to the address the student included on the application to the program along with the student’s clinical site preference, though this is not guaranteed.

CLINCIAL ROTATION ASSIGNMENTS

            RAD 314 Radiologic Practicum I and RAD 321 Radiologic Practicum II

                  Clinical assignments will occur Monday and Wednesday.

Students will have clinical rotations assignments at one of the aforementioned "home" clinical sites.

Clinical rotation assignments include:

        • General radiographic rooms
        • Fluoroscopy/Intravenous Urography
        • Portable examinations
        • The students are also assigned to a two (2) week patient transportation rotation. Students are directly supervised by the employees in this area who will evaluate the student's performance.

RAD 334 Radiologic Practicum III and RAD 442 Radiologic Practicum IV

Clinical assignments will occur Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Clinical rotation assignments include:

        • Students will be required to travel to all clinical affiliation sites in order to obtain additional clinical experience and will have the following clinical rotation assignments:
          • General radiographic rooms
          • Fluoroscopy/Intravenous Urography
          • Portable examination
        • Continue to be assigned the previously listed clinical rotations at their "home" clinical site
        • Begin surgical rotations at their “home” clinical site and eventually rotations at the other three (3) hospitals as well
        • Pain Clinic rotations at their “home” clinical site

RAD 453 Radiologic Practicum V

Clinical rotations will occur Tuesday, Thursday and Friday except when the student is assigned the evening/weekend rotation described below.

Clinical rotation assignments include:

        •  As described in RAD 334 and 442
        • Students will be assigned a total of four (4) evening/weekend rotations until the conclusion of the program. This rotation occurs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. These assignments will only occur at the student’s “home” clinical site. The student will be free of any didactic or clinical responsibilities on the Friday to prevent the student from surpassing forty (40) hours for the week.

RAD 461 Radiologic Practicum VI

Clinical rotations will occur Tuesday, Thursday and Friday except when the student is assigned the evening/weekend rotation described below.

        • As described in RAD 453

RAD 474 Radiologic Practicum VII and RAD 475 VIII

Clinical rotations will occur Tuesday, Thursday and Friday except when the student is assigned the evening/weekend rotation described below.

The following clinical rotation assignments will occur at the students “home” clinical site:

        • General radiographic rooms
        •  Fluoroscopy/Intravenous Urography
        •  Portable examinations
        •  Pain Clinic rotations
        • Evening /weekend rotations
        •  Radiologist reading room
        •  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
        •  Interventional cardiology and radiology
            • The MRI and interventional cardiology and radiology rotations are for observational purposes but the student is allowed to participate according to their ability and initiative levels, under the direct supervision of the radiologic technologists in those areas.  There are competency evaluations that are to be completed on the student by the radiologic technologists in these respective modalities. 
        • Computed Tomography (CT) 
            • During the assigned rotations through this modality, the student will be required to demonstrate clinical competency on the various examinations/procedures that are commonly performed.  It is also during these rotations the student will demonstrate clinical competency in venipuncture.

 CLINCIAL ROTATION ASSIGNMENT HOURS

      • St. Elizabeth Hospital (dayshift): 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
      • Mercy Medical Center (dayshift): 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
      • Berlin Memorial Hospital (dayshift): 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
      • St. Agnes Hospital (dayshift): 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
      • (4) evening/weekend shifts: 2:30 p.m. -1 0:00 p.m. 
      • Affinity Medical Group Clinic in Oshkosh: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
      • Affinity Medical Group Clinic in Appleton: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
      • Affinity Orthopedics, Podiatry and Sports Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 ELECTIVE/OBSERVATIONAL EXPERIENCE

For two (2) weeks during RAD 475 Practicum VIII, students are provided with the following three (3) options in regards to the scheduling of their clinical assignments during this time period:

  • The opportunity to observe in modalities that are not normally assigned as clinical rotations. These areas include nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and ultrasound. 
  • The opportunity to observe at other institutions (hospitals, clinics, etc.) that the program is not affiliated with. "Observe" implies that students may not assist in, or perform, any aspect of patient care during these observational roles. This observational experience provides the students with the opportunity to "network" with other facilities that they are interested in for potential employment opportunities. The opportunity to observe at other institutions is dependent on the facility accepting the student.  
  • The opportunity for additional rotations in normally assigned modalities that the student feels he/she need more experience/practice in. 

For further information regarding clinicalobligations refer to the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook.

 

 

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