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Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 1001
Chicago, IL 60612
Kimberly Gaydula, BS, RVT
Email: CHS_Admissions@rush.edu
 

Admissions Information

Admission to the vascular ultrasound program requires a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours earned at an accredited college. The recommended minimum GPA is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. If you are a RDMS or RDCS, please be sure to read about our advanced placement program under the "Admissions Guidelines" heading.

For more information, including a list of required courses and the advanced placement program, please click on the "More" link below.



Curriculum

The full-time, vascular ultrasound program consists of seven-quarters over 21 months. The first year has nine months (three academic quarters) of classroom and student laboratory experience. Senior year is one year of experience (four academic quarters) working with registered vascular technologists in a clinical setting. Clinical sites include the five university hospitals in Chicago, community hospital laboratories in the Chicago area and out-of-state sites.

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Job Outlook for Vascular Sonographers

There are great job opportunities for vascular sonographers after graduation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through 2020.

For more information about the job outlook and working conditions in vascular ultrasound, click on the "More" link below.






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