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.
The SMMC SOMI 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. Note: students interested in the sonography track should also look at the sonography admission process link located on this page.
There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. We accept applications from January 1 to May 5 of each year. The application process must be completed by May 5th of the year you are applying for admission.
Again, thank you for your interest in the program.
Students must apply to and be accepted into the Marshall University College of Health Professions. Acceptance into the COHP does not guarantee acceptance into the SOMI. Separate application is made to SMMC SOMI between January 1 and May 5th of each year.
Applications along with a Technical Standards Declaration (see Technical Standards below) may be downloaded and submitted electronically to Rita.Fisher@st-marys.org . The application fee can be paid by credit card by contacting the St. Mary’s Accounting Department at 304.526.8932
Alternatively, applications and the fee in the form of check or money order can be mailed to:
St Mary’s Medical Center School of Medical Imaging
2900 First Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
In addition to the application and technical standards form, we require a copy of high school transcripts and all college transcripts. Transcripts may be delivered electronically to Rita.Fisher@st-marys.org or mailed. We recommend requesting electronic delivery.
In addition to transcripts we require verification of ACT scores. A minimum ACT score of 19 on composite, math and science will improve an applicant's chances of being accepted into the program.
Minimum requirements for consideration are:
Applicants are scored and ranked based on overall college GPA, course grades in prerequisite courses and selected additional science course work (e.g., cell biology, general or organic chemistry) and high school GPA or GED scores. Applicants who submit ACT scores will receive extra points for scores of 19 or greater on the composite, math, science and verbal components. Students who took the SAT rather than the ACT will have the math and over all scores converted to ACT values.
Positions are offered to the top twenty-four applicants based on total points; however, the SOMI reserves the right to conduct personal interviews to assist in candidate selection. Remaining applicants comprise the alternate list for that year's admission. Alternates may be selected up to the beginning of the fall term.
Students accepted into the program that wish to pursue the sonography track, may make separate application to the sonography track at the conclusion of the sophomore year. The number of students accepted into sonography is limited. If the number of interested students exceeds the available slots, admission will be based first on MI coursework GPA. If there are ties then course grades in prerequisite sciences and MU GPA will be the determining factors. The deadline for application is April 1. See the Sonography Link for additional information.
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/sonography 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.
Motor Skills: must be able to
Visual Acuity: must have/ be able to
Communication Ability: must be able to
Behavioral Skills: must be able to: