The DMC Sinai-Grace School of Radiologic Technology is committed to the education and development of radiology students so they may fully participate in the highest quality healthcare services in a caring and efficient manner.
The education provided prepares the student to enter the job market in diagnostic imaging. The program will also instill lifelong learning values and assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital School of Radiologic Technology serves the radiographic community and its students by reaching and maintaining the following goals:
Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Perform exams on non-routine studies
Identify quality diagnostic images versus non-quality images
Perform quality general exams with computerized and/or digital imaging
Students will use critical thinking.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Recognize emergency patient’s conditions and implement appropriate treatment
Evaluate images for quality
Students/Graduate will communicate effectively.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Speak professionally, respectfully, and knowledgeably to all staff
Respect patient’s confidentiality
Give oral presentations within the didactic classroom
Students/Graduates will evaluate the importance of professional growth.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate professionalism in the clinical and didactic settings
Understand the need for lifelong learning and professional growth
The DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is a two-year, self-contained program, including both didactic and clinical education. The goal of the curriculum is to provide a unified, correlated sequence of instruction and experience to prepare the student to meet the objectives and become a caring, efficient and capable Radiologic Technologist.
The Department of Radiology serves in-patients, out-patients, and emergency patients. Radiology services include general radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, interventional radiology, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. Mammography and orthopedic radiology services are located in the Sinai-Grace Professional Office Building. Additional radiographic equipment is utilized in the surgical suite, endoscopy, ED Trauma room and at the patient's bedside.
The Sinai-Grace Department of Radiology performs more than 152,000 examinations each year in a variety of procedure areas. More than 67,000 procedures are performed for the Emergency Department yearly. The nature and frequency of examinations performed in the hospital provide radiology students with an excellent educational experience. The school also provides additional training at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone: (312) 704-5300, Fax: (312)-704-5304 firstname.lastname@example.org JR Cert
To learn more about Sinai-Grace's School of Radiologic Technology: call (313) 966-6866, or email Liz Oras, Program Director, at MOras@dmc.org.
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital is a 400-bed teaching hospital and offers a complete range of medical, surgical, maternity and emergency services. Services are provided to all patients regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnic identification or economic status. DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital is specially equipped to be accessible to the disabled.
A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is required.
College Placement Scores (Compass Scores) or ACT scores.
High school graduate with educational background in math and science.
An Associate Degree. Attention:
The following college credits are required for admission to the program:
two three-credit courses in English
one three-credit course in Intermediate Algebra
one three-credit Computer Science course
one three-credit course in Anatomy and Physiology
one three-credit course in Natural Science or Biology
The Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology courses must have been taken within 4 years of application.
The applicant must be in good physical and mental health to meet the requirements of a physically demanding healthcare position.
The candidate should be aware that in order to perform the duties of total patient care, the radiographer must be able to:
- Lift more than 60 pounds routinely
- Work with arms above head routinely
- Push and pull routinely
- Bend and stoop routinely
- Work standing on feet 90 percent of the time
- Work with sick and disabled patients
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Prospective candidates may be required to spend 1 four-hour session observing in the department.
Selected applicants must pass a physical examination and drug screen provided by the hospital.
Selected applicants must pass a criminal background check before final acceptance into the program. The fee for the background check is the responsibility of the candidate.
The DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital School of Radiologic Technology application packet must be completed and returned by the deadline of February 1, 2021. A completed packet will include the following:
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital School of Radiologic Technology application
Associate Degree confirmation
College placement scores
Written statement of career goals
Three letters of recommendation
Selection of Applicants
The Admissions Committee will review all applications, Associate Degree transcripts, college placement scores and references. Interviews will be held to assess communication and interpersonal skills prior to final student selections. Not all applicants are interviewed.
The program does not accept transferring students or advance placement.
The admissions committee will select students in accordance with nondiscriminatory practices in respect to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, and all other protected classes provided the physical requirements of the program are met.
Q: Does the program maintain a waiting list? A: No, the program does not maintain a waiting list. New applicants are accepted each year.
Q: If I have been out of school for a number of years or have a college degree, am I still required to have an ACT score?
A: No, You may submit Compass Scores or your ACT score.
Q: If I took the ACT exam years ago, will that be sufficient? A: Yes, but a more current test score usually demonstrates a higher score. You may also submit you Compass scores.
Q: When I take the ACT exam, can I opt out of the writing portion of the exam?
A: Yes you may.
Q: What are the hours each day and how many days a week do I have to attend?
A: The hours are predominately 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with some Saturday clinical rotations. Students will also be required to do 4 weeks of afternoon rotation (12:00 PM - 8:30 PM) during your second year.
Q: How long is the program?
A: The program consists of six 15 week semesters with breaks between semesters for a total of 24 months.
Q: Do you provide financial aid or participate with FAFSA? A: We do not offer any financial aide. If accepted, the Program Director will give you a letter proving you are a full-time student for deferment of your previous student loans.
Q: Will the contact hours I receive after graduation transfer to a university or other colleges?
A: The program is a certificate program. The contact hours you receive will transfer to some universities and colleges in the area.
Q: When I graduate from your program, am I guaranteed a position within the DMC?
A: If there are positions open at any of the DMC hospitals, the Sinai-Grace graduates may apply, but there is no guarantee of a position.
Q: My college credits were completed many years ago, would these credits be accepted for
A: The Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology courses must have been taken within four years of application. The English, Computer and Natural Science, courses may be older than four years.
Q: Who do I contact if I have more questions about the School of Radiology?
A: M. Elizabeth Oras, Program Director, (313) 966-6866, email: MOras@dmc.org
For further questions about the Sinai-Grace School of Radiology Program, contact:
All didactic course grades will be predominantly determined by examinations, quizzes, written papers, and attendance. Each Instructor maintains his/her own grade book and submits those grades to the Program Director at the end of each semester.
Clinical Grades are determined by the following:
60% on competencies
20% on technologist review
20% on written papers, projects and presentations
A = 97% - 100%
A- = 93% - 96%
B+ = 89% - 92%
B = 85% - 88%
B- = 81% - 84%
C+ = 77% - 80%
C = 74% - 76%
C- = 70% - 73%
D = 67% - 69%
D- = 65% - 66%
F = 64% AND BELOW
You are allowed to miss only one didactic or clinical class per semester. 3% of your grade will be deducted for each additional missed class(es) unless approved by the Program Director.
Students must maintain an 85% (3.0) in each class.
To initiate the accommodation process, a student shall self-identify as a person with a disability and request an accommodation. This student shall submit medical documentation of the disability and a written request for an accommodation. At any time during the accommodation process, the school may ask the student for additional medical documentation of the disability and the need for an accommodation.
Any medical documentation must be collected and maintained in the Program Director’s office. Information regarding a disability and access to medical information will be restricted to those with a legitimate educational need for such information, persons with the written authorization of the student, or as otherwise required by state and/or federal laws.
The Program Director consults with the student through the requested process. The process should include:
Discussion of the essential components of the educational program.
Determination of the precise educational limitations.
Determination as to the student’s ability to perform the essential didactic functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Determination as to the student's ability to perform the essential clinical functions with or without reasonable accommodations as delineated on the Technical Performance Standards Form (TPSF)