OVMC Radiologic Technology Program to Host Open HouseFriday, December 9, 2011
October 18, 2011
WHEELING, W.Va. – Ohio Valley Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology will host an Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 6, beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place in the Nurses’ Residence located on the main campus of OVMC.
Students and faculty will be available to answer questions about the program and conduct tours of program’s facilities. In addition, counselors from Belmont Technical College will be on hand to discuss educational opportunities that are available in conjunction with the radiology field. Family and friends of prospective students are encouraged to attend.
“We are very excited to be able to provide an opportunity for prospective students and our community to take a step into our program and see the excellent education opportunities we are providing each and every day,” said Catherine Ball, program director. “Radiology is one of the fastest growing and increasingly important fields in medicine today. Our extensive classroom and clinical training ensures each student is well prepared to provide quality patient care.”
The competitive two-year program is the area’s only hospital-based radiologic technology program and continues a tradition of excellence in education in its accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program follows the curriculum set forth by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. After completing the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology exam. Successful completion of the exam qualifies the graduate as a registered Radiology Technologist.
“Our program has a tradition of ‘a standard of excellence’ and it continues to be met by our students year after year,” said Ball. “We have a 100 percent pass rate and our graduates continue to rank among the ninetieth percentile on national registry testing. We continue to provide a great environment for dedicated and committed students who leave our program equipped to provide the best possible healthcare services to our patients.”
In addition to the program’s open house, OVMC will be holding its first induction ceremony to Lambda Nu – the only area national honor society for radiologic imaging and imaging sciences. The honor society chapter was formally chartered earlier this year.
“We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for our students,” said Lisa Laird, clinical instructor and Lambda Nu chapter director. “Our students work so hard each and every day and we are proud of their commitment to exemplary scholarship and achievement. By working hand-in-hand with radiologic imaging professionals in a real-world setting each day, they are on their way to becoming experienced professionals in the radiologic imaging industry.
Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry Ohio, are a 340 bed combined organization with over 1800 employees providing quality primary and tertiary healthcare to the Ohio Valley.