To assure that St. Mary’s Medical Center School of Medical Imaging is effective in providing the highest quality educational opportunities to graduates 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.
Goal: The program will graduate competent imaging professionals to meet community healthcare needs.
Program effectiveness outcomes:
Goal: Graduates will develop analytical and critical thinking skills
Student learning outcome:
Goal: The graduate will model professionalism Student learning outcome:
Goal: Graduates will exhibit effective 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. One graduate has opted not to sit for the exam.|
|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)
Five Year Job Placement Average = 98.4 Benchmark: Five-year average 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)|
|2012||11||100% Eleven graduates sought and found employment||0|
|2013||16||100% Ten graduates sought and found employment||0|
|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.||7% 1 graduate employment status is unknown. Two graduates did not sit for boards and are not in the field.|
|2015||19* Total. Two graduates did not sit||100% 9 graduates sought employment in field.||3 graduates are not seeking employment in the field|
|2016||14 Graduates||100% All graduates sought and obtained employment in the field|
Benchmark: 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.|