To assure that St. Mary’s Medical Center School of Medical Imaging is effective in providing the highest quality educational opportunities to students as set forth in the Standards of an Educational Program in Radiography by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiography, the SOMI has developed an Assessment Plan based on the following goals. The Assessment Plan and goals are evaluated on an annual basis and are published in an annual report to the Advisory Committee members. Students interested in reviewing the program’s Assessment Plan or Annual Report should contact the Program Director.
Goal One: The program will graduate competent imaging professionals to meet community healthcare needs
A. Program Effectiveness Outcomes
B. Students will be technically and procedurally proficient/competent
Student Learning Outcome:
Goal Two: Graduates will develop analytical and critical thinking skills
Student learning outcome:
Goal Three: The graduate will model professionalism by adhering to the Professional Standards established by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology
Student learning outcome:
A. Students will demonstrate a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
B. Students will demonstrate professional growth and development through reflective journaling
Goal Four: Students will exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the healthcare setting
Student Learning Outcome
Five year average: American Registry of Radiologic Technology primary exam in radiography).
|Year||Pass Rate Percentage||Cohort|
|2013||82%||9 of the remaining 11 students passed on 1st attempt albeit it was more than 6 months of graduation from the 2 year option.|
|2014||88%||17 of 19 students sat for the ARRT exam Two students elected not to sit for the exam.|
|2015||81%||16 graduates sat for the ARRT exam. Three graduates failed the exam on the first attempt. One student retook the exam and passed on the second attempt. Two graduates opted not to retake the exam and are not practicing in the field.|
|2016||100%||14 graduates sat for the ARRT exam. All passed on the first attempt|
|2017||100%||10 graduates sat for the ARRT exam. All passed on the first attempt.|
|5 year average
|Benchmark: pass rate of not less than 85% at first attempt within 6 months of graduation has been met.
*The ARRT exam content changed in 2017 and results are reported separately by the ARRT.
*ARRT exam content changed in 2017. The ARRT generates separate reports for averaged data from prior content (2013-2016) and new content (2017)
JOB PLACEMENT: OF THOSE PURSUING EMPLOYMENT, STUDENTS WILL BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED WITHIN 12 MONTHS POST-GRADUATION
BENCHMARK: FIVE YEAR JOB PLACEMENT RATE OF NOT LESS THAN 75 PERCENT WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF GRADUATION
|Year||No. Graduates||# AND % EMPLOYED (KNOWN TO BE SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN FIELD||NO. ENROLLED IN ADVANCED IMAGING PROGRAM|
|2013||16||100% Ten graduates sought and found employment||1 Radiation Oncology|
|2014||16* (19 finished program, but 3 opted not to sit for the ARRT exam)||92% 13 graduates sought employment in field. 12 found employment within 1 year.||2 Radiation Oncology|
|2015||19* Total. Two graduates did not sit||100% 9 graduates sought employment in field.||2 Radiation Oncology|
|2016||14 Graduates||100% All graduates sought and obtained employment in the field|
|2017||15 Graduates||100% All graduates sought and found employment in the field|
Five Year Job Placement (2013-2017): 100% of graduates who sought employment within the field were hired within 12 months of graduation.
Benchmark: Five Year Average: 85% of students will complete the program. Program completion rate is defined as students who complete all aspects of the program within 36 months after entering the radiography portion of the School of Medical Imaging. Data reflect academic cohorts.
|2010-2013||94% !6 students began the radiography program and 15 graduated within 36 months|
|2011-2014||90% 20 students began the radiography program and 18 graduated within 36 months|
|2012-2015||94% !6 students began the radiography program and 15 graduated within 36 months|
|2013-2016||87% 16 students began the radiography program and 13 graduated within 36 months|
|2014-2017||73% 15 students entered the radiography program and 11 graduated within 36 months|
|Five Year Average||88% of students who entered the radiography portion of the SOMI graduated within 36 months.|