Radiology and Imaging

School of Radiography

logo_School_of_RadiographyMercy Medical Center's School of Radiography is a two-year program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org) and by the New York State Department of Health.

This educational program is 24 months in duration, and requires full-time attendance between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The course of study consists of two components: a formal classroom program and clinical application of Radiologic Procedures. Clinical rotation will take place at Mercy Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital during the two years.

Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate from Mercy, and are then eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists. Passing the exam also certifies the graduate to become a Licensed Radiologic Technologist in New York State.

The following are the MINIMUM Program requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED) required by law.
  • Minimum of an Associate Degree- conferred on or before May 31, 2014
  • Satisfactory score on entrance exam (70 or higher).
  • Ability to meet technical requirements listed below.
  • Good Health as determined by your personal physician.
  • Passing a drug screening examination.
  • Clinical observation time & written essay after the observation.
  • Interview

Please note that meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The applicant must be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly to patients and staff
  2. Move immobile patients from a stretcher to the x-ray table with assistance from department personnel
  3. Push a wheelchair from the patient's waiting area to the x-ray room.
  4. Reach up to six feet off the floor
  5. Lift twenty-five pounds of weight
  6. Visually monitor patients in the x-ray room from the control booth.
  7. Audibly monitor patients and equipment

Click on these links to download the School of Radiography catalog, admission requirementsapplication form, and mission statement and program effectiveness data.

Please download and complete the application - mail it along with your $100.00 non-refundable application fee to:

MMC School of Radiography
Attention: Barbara Geiger
1000 N. Village Ave. - P.O. Box 9024
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9024

APPLICATIONS and fee will ONLY be accepted from October 1, 2013 until February 28, 2014.

For more information please contact the School of Radiography's Program Director Barbara Geiger (516-705-2272) or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Physician Referrals

To find a physician, please call our personal help line at:
516-62MERCY
For General and Patient Information:
516-705-2525