Some Documents

This is one of the forms that you will need to print off and complete. This is going to be Page 1 of your folder. You will need to provide us with your current mailing address, because we do send those letters snail mail. Then you will need to just answer all of the following questions. This section right here, you will need to read the statement and initial, to make sure that that statement is true, and then your signature. So again, this will be Page 1 in your application folder.

This is the admission calculation form - this is the score sheet that we will be using to score everybody. Again, you can see, it's kind of a graduated scale, so an A is worth more points than a B, worth more points than a C.

This is our written essay rubric, so this is the grading rubric that we will be using to evaluate your essays.

And this is your clinical observation evaluation, so when you go out to your observation hours, this is exactly what you will be evaluated on.

And then, the last part of our information packet is our course of study. So these are all of the courses that students will need to complete in order to graduate from Zane State with an Associate of Applied Science and Radiologic Technology. Now, it is not listed as a specific course in one of the semesters, but as part of the graduation requirements, you do need to successfully complete the computer proficiency, which you can do a number of ways. You can either choose to take the proficiency exam and basically test out of the course. If you are thinking of transferring at all, and going on beyond your Associate, and completing your Bachelor, I would not recommend that, because usually a credit by exam will not transfer to the next level. Usually, you have to complete a course in order to do that. The BMCEA 1010 would be the course that I would recommend for that proficiency.

So you can take any of the courses that does not have an RADT listed in front of the number, and if you need any help with scheduling or advising, please feel free to contact me, and I would be very happy to set up an appointment and make sure that you have your schedule, and that it's correct, and that you're on the right track.

Questions and Answers

So these are the questions that you will be answering:

- What are the specific duties of a radiology technician?
What qualities or characteristics do you feel are essential for a professional team member?
- This is our new question from previous years: To identify 3 career goals that you wish to accomplish over the next 5 years - and you must provide corresponding action plan. So - what are you going to do to accomplish those goals?
- How does the didactic education, or how does the classroom experience correlate to clinical experience?
Identify a minimum of 3 professional organisations directly related to radiology.


I will let you review over the job shadowing, and here is the clinical observation document. You will need to print this off, you will need to take this to each of the sites that you observe at. You will also need to get a signature from the clinical instructor or whoever is the designated tech for that day. If you do not have the signature, it is not a valid observation. So if you forget it for that day, then you're going to have to make a special trip back to have the signature that you were indeed there on this date and for these times.

You'll definitely want to review the questions that you'll need to answer for those sites, so which ever site you go to that is your first observation site, these are the questions that you're going to answer. Now, for the observation document, you can certainly hand-write. We don't need a book, just short answers are fine, but you'll want to review these, because you can certainly ask the technologists and the students some of these questions as well, to get more information. So this observation document is what's going to go into your packet.

Now we've come to our essay questions. If you applied last year, we do have a change in one of the questions, so you will need to update your essay that you've done previously. This does need to be typed, following the format listed above - double space, 12-point - and following the APA guidelines. This has been kind of an issue in the past. We've had a number of students not correctly cite, on APA, or not cite at all, which is actually plagiarism. If you are unsure about APA format, or about grammar, or punctuation, or anything like that, you can go to the Learning Centre, and we do have a free writing tutor.

Another Tips

Cell phone use is strictly prohibited. You will not be permitted to have your cell phone on the floor what-so-ever when you are observing. This is just to make sure, number 1, that you are not taking any pictures of patients, or video, or anything like that, so that there's no confidentiality breach. Number 2, it's just not professional.

When you are going in for your observation hours, you will be evaluated, and we'll go over that evaluation form of exactly what you're going to be evaluated on. If there's any inappropriate behaviour that clinical facility can ask you to leave and ask you to not return, which means that you would not have completed your 12 hours at your 3 sites, so you would not be eligible to apply.

When you go to Genesis to observe, you will need to print off the volunteer packet, which is located on our webpage, and you'll need to complete that packet prior to attending your observation time. It is very important that you do complete it prior to attending, so that way, when you go in for your observation hours at Good Sam[aritan], you can just hand that to Ms Brown or whoever would be the designated tech for that day, and then they can forward that on to Volunteer Services.

Hospital & Clinics Observation

Number 2 is very important. At each of the clinical sites that you go to do your observation hours at, you will need to sign off on a confidentiality waiver, which means that what happens at the observation hours, stays at the hospital. You don't go - maybe you saw your sister's neighbour - and you can't go home that day and say, "Mr Smith was in the hospital, he's getting a chest x-ray taken, and he sounded kind of under the weather, so you might just want to check up on him." Even though that's well-intended, that's very very very against privacy laws. If there's a breach of confidentiality, you will not be permitted to apply to the radiology program. That is something that the program, and also our clinical affiliates, take very seriously.

Since these are observation hours, that is exactly what you will be doing. You're just observing and watching. You will not participate or assist in any way in any of the procedures. You will also be going into other work areas as well, so you might go for a few minutes into a CAT-scan, or maybe ultrasound, or nuclear medicine. Those are areas that are advanced modalities, so that means that, once you get your first 2 years - your Associate of Applied Science - then you can go on with additional education, and go into those different modalities. So when you graduate, you're not going to be doing CTs or MRIs, or any of that, you're just going to be doing diagnostic imaging.

It is important as well that wherever the clinical instructor - or if there's an assigned tech that's showing you around - and they take you to an area that you please stay in that area. Please do not wander off.

Again, feel free to ask questions. This is your time to find out what we do and to get as much information as possible, for you to make an informed decision about whether medical imaging is the profession for you. However, we do want to make sure that you're asking questions when it's appropriate, so please do not ask questions in front of the patient. Maybe you saw an image and you went back out with the technologist, and they're doing the next image, and you ask the technologist, "What was that big white thing that we saw?" Well, it very well might have been just the heart shadow, completely normal. However, the patient's going to interpret, "Oh my goodness, something is wrong with me." So make sure that when you do ask questions, it is not in front of a patient, or not when an exam is going on. Wait till the exam is over and then ask questions.

Once you complete all of your observation time, there are some questions on your observation document, which I will show you in a minute. That's the document that you will have to get signatures on.