SBI - Garden City’s Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program Receives Programmatic Accreditation

November 12, 2010

Garden City, NY (Nov. 9, 2010) - Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI) - Garden City announced that its diagnostic medical ultrasound program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

With this accreditation, program graduates will be eligible under American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Prerequisite 2 to immediately take the voluntary Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology Examination offered by the ARDMS.

“Having this accreditation reaffirms our commitment to the quality education offered at Sanford-Brown,” said Sheila Chong, diagnostic medical ultrasound program director.
CAAHEP, the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field, works with its Committees on Accreditation to accredit programs in 20 different allied health occupations.  In order to be granted programmatic accreditation, SBI - Garden City began the review process back in 2008 and underwent extensive program reviews and a site visit to demonstrate that the diagnostic medical ultrasound program met all CAAHEP standards.

The diagnostic medical ultrasound program at SBI - Garden City prepares students for the field, which entails a medical procedure that uses ultrasound to produce visual images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body.  During the course of the certificate program, students have the opportunity to study anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of scanned organ systems, recognize the sonographic patterns of the organs, learn protocols for a logical and thorough survey of the organs, and provide accurate and technical findings to the interpreting physician.

In addition to access to a scanning lab, classroom and clinical instruction, SBI - Garden City provides the Simpro Virtual Trainer™ in its DMU program.  Sanford-Brown partnered with New Zealand-based SIMTICS, a leader in virtual simulation technology for healthcare education, and co-developed this product to improve learning outcomes and help students confidently meet the high standards of the healthcare industry.  The Simpro Virtual Trainer is intended to enhance and complement existing, proven training methods inside the classroom and at clinical sites.  It will provide a convenient and effective way for students to gain experience with key clinical procedures at any time.  SBI – Garden City also includes comprehensive test-preparation programs such as Pegasus Lectures to help students study for credentialing examinations. 

For more information on the diagnostic medical ultrasound program and other programs offered at SBI-Garden City, visit: www.sanfordbrown.edu/Garden-City.

About Sanford-Brown
The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America.  Today, there are 21 campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 14 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI) and SBI Campus-an affiliate of Sanford-Brown.  Sanford-Brown is a career training and non-degree and degree-granting institution. Programs vary by location.  Most Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  SBI - Monroeville and Pittsburgh are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Sanford-Brown does not guarantee employment or salary.  Sanford-Brown is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information about the Sanford-Brown schools please visit http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/.

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