Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Medical Center/MU School of Medical Imaging. Radiography is a very exciting and dynamic field that offers a wonderful blend of technology and patient interaction. The field also offers many career advancement opportunities in the areas of CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and cardiovascular imaging.
Our radiography program is a four year program and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Please be advised that the radiography program is selective in its admission practices and can only offer a limited number of spaces to applicants each year. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a negative drug screening and a clear background check before the start of the first semester. The program reserves the right to request random drug screenings after admittance.
While we make every reasonable effort to assure that all information within the brochure is accurate, the program may change information contained within the brochure without notice to applicants. Contact program officials if you have any questions.
Again, thank you for your interest in the program.
Dr. Rita Fisher Carroll, PhD, RT(R)(CT)(CV)
Admission & Application Deadline
** Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a negative drug screening and a clear background check before the start of the first semester. The program reserves the right to request random drug screenings after admittance. **
In all phases of the admission process, points are awarded based on high school grades (or GED scores), college grades and ACT scores. The 20-24 applicants with the highest academic scores are accepted into the program. Some applicants will be placed on the alternate list. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a negative drug screening and a clear background check before the start of the first semester. The program reserves the right to request random drug screenings after admittance. The school reserves the right to change faculty, policies and admission requirements without notice.
Updated information will be provided if changes are made. Within 30 days of admission, each student must submit an immunization record and documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination
Because of the possible effects of radiation exposure, each student must execute an informed consent to participate in the program.
The program does offer four options to students who become pregnant after acceptance into the program. Contact the program director for details.
Each student accepted into the program will also be required to complete CPR certification prior to the start of classes, through the hospital certification program. You will be given a number to call for scheduling the CPR class.
Applicants must be accepted into Marshall University College of Health Professions (COHP). Separate application must be made to SOMI. Admission is selective. Admission to COHP does not guarantee acceptance into the SOMI. However, once accepted into the SMMC radiography curriculum, a student will be required to complete the degree requirements in order to set for the ARRT primary certification exam within 60 months.
Applicants for admission to St. Mary's Medical Center School of Medical Imaging must complete an admission application between January 1 and April 1 for the class beginning the following Fall Term. Deadline for certified radiographers is June 1. The application must include high school and college transcripts and a signed Technical Standard Review Declaration Form. A minimum ACT score of 19 on the math, science, and composite sections will improve an applicant's chances of being accepted into the program.
Minimum requirements for consideration are:
- A thirty ($30) dollar, non-refundable, application fee.
- High school diploma or successful completion of the GED.
- All first year coursework must be completed according to the MU/SMMC published curriculum before entering the MI curriculum at SMMC.
A letter grade of "C" or better must be obtained in each of the following Marshall University courses designated with an asterisk * (or equivalent courses from other institutions).
- MAT 121 or higher College Algebra *
- PHY 101 Introductory Physics (or higher) *
- PHY 101L Physics Lab*
- BSC 227 Human Anatomy*
- BSC 228 Human Physiology*
- A minimum of eight (8) hours of professional observation within a hospital radiography department.
A minimum overall GPA of 2.50 must be obtained on all college level courses.
St. Mary's Medical Center
School of Medical Imaging
2900 First Ave.
Huntington, WV, 25702
Technical standards are those standards or abilities that a student must possess to be successful in this profession. All applicants are required to sign a Technical Standards Review Declaration Form to be submitted with application form.
Part of the training in radiologic technology involves working one on one with patients. Student technologists are responsible for the safety and well-being of their patients while performing examinations. The students will also be manipulating equipment where the potential injury to the patient and student is present.
- extend the hands and arms in any direction
- hold, grasp and turn with the hands
- safely lift, manipulate and use equipment
- reach up to six feet off the floor
- lift 30-35 lbs. waist high
- push and pull at least 100 lbs.
- Sufficient far vision to see objects beyond 20 feet
- sufficient near vision to see objects within 20 inches
- depth perception
- see in all directions
- observe and evaluate changes in the patient or equipment
- perceive the nature of sounds through hearing
- be able to speak, hear and observe patients
- express and exchange information through written and verbal communication
- Function effectively under stress
- establish sensitive and cooperative relations with patients and co-workers
- adapt to changing environments