Medical Imaging School of Radiography | MedStar Health

Welcome to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology

Many men and women have graduated from MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology with a certificate in Radiologic Technology, have passed the national registry, and have entered the employment setting with skills second to none!

The graduates who preceded you significantly shaped this Radiography Program by offering valuable observations, opinions, suggestions, criticisms, and insight from a student's perspective.

The program was started at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 1959 as a training program for Radiographers. The first Graduating class was in 1961. Today the program is the only program in existence in the District of Columbia. It is a major pipeline for recruitment for area Hospitals and Imaging Centers.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center values every student who attends the Medical Imaging School of Radiology and respects every student's rights and privileges.

Each person in the Organization is committed to your success – as a student, a professional, and most importantly, as an individual. If you need additional assistance, our doors are always open to you. Again, welcome to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology.

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology  is accredited for a period of two years through:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
email: mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

*On July 27, 2022, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology was notified and placed on probationary accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) due to lack of compliance with Standard Six, Objective 6.1.

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology is licensed to operate by the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission. 

 

To access the annual program effectiveness data, refer to the JRCERT website at: https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/search

Applications are accepted from January 1st - April 1st each year for Fall (August) admissions of that same year.

Admissions requirements

Our 22-month program is rigorous and academically challenging. We invite you to review the admission requirements  to determine if this is the right fit for you.

The application deadline has been extended to May 31, 2022.

Program mission & goals

Mission Statement

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School of Radiology seeks to develop entry-level radiographers skilled in diagnostic imaging within a patient and family-centered care environment. The mission of the program is to produce well-educated, culturally, and clinically competent, highly motivated medical imaging professionals who will safely perform diagnostic imaging procedures and to provide safe and compassionate patient care.

 

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will possess entry-level employment skills.
    • Students will obtain high-quality images on the first attempt.
    • Students will provide safe, appropriate patient care.
  • Students will communicate effectively.
    • Students will communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the clinical setting.
    • Students will obtain accurate patient histories and effectively communicate instructions.
  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills when analyzing trauma patients.
    • Students will effectively adjust equipment and modify patient positioning for non-routine exams.

Financing your education

We are committed to providing quality education to all students from different backgrounds. To help you reach your goals, we have provided some helpful scholarship opportunities below.

Program effectiveness data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate

number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2018

4  of  8  -   50%

Year 2 - 2019

 7  of 11  -  64%

Year 3 - 2020

5  of  9  -   56%

Year 4 - 2021

0  of  0  -     0%

Year 5 - 2022

6  of  6  - 100%

Program 5-Year Average

22 of 34 - 65%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate

number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2018

9  of  9  - 100%

Year 2 - 2019

 8  of  8  -  100%

Year 3 - 2020

6  of  6  -  100%

Year 4 - 2021

0  of  0  -      0%

Year 5 - 2022

6  of  6  -  100%

Program 5-Year Average

41 of  41 - 100%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.


Program Completion Rate

number graduated divided by number started the program

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2022

6 of 6

Annual Completion Rate

100%


Request your transcript

Students may order an official copy of their academic records by emailing or faxing your completed Transcript Request form to ericka.m.lasley@medstar.net or fax 202-877-8145.

Contact us

About the online application & program information:

Ericka M. Lasley, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)

Director of Radiology Education
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Medical Imaging School of Radiology

ericka.m.lasley@medstar.net

202-877-6434

202-877-8145