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Prospective students get look at Nova Southeastern sonography program


Published:   |   Updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

SABAL PARK – Good medical sonographers are curious, love to solve mysteries with their inquisitive intellect, are fascinated by human anatomy and desire fulfilling healthcare careers, said Sam Yoders, director of the cardiovascular sonography program in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University Tampa.

Interested individuals are invited to attend free, hour-long, cardiovascular sonography information sessions at either noon or 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Nova Southeastern University, 3632 Queen Palm Drive.

Nova Southeastern University uses HeartWorks, an ultrasound scanning simulator, to train students. The cardiovascular sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The university is unusual in that it has “this technology in an undergraduate, allied health education program,” said Yoders. Allied health professions are those diagnostic, technical and therapeutic service positions that support nurses, doctors and pharmacists.

“Other universities who have obtained this technology use it to train medical school students, residents in training and practicing physicians. We are very pleased to be able to provide this cutting-edge resource for the education of our students,” Yoders said.

The course instructor, Bruce Martin, has spent more than 25 years in the medical ultrasound profession.

He is representative of Nova Southeastern University’s commitment “to offer to our students professors who are experts in their field and practitioners of their subject of instruction,” said Yoders.

He is representative of Nova Southeastern University’s aim “to offer to our students professors who are experts in their field and practitioners of their subject of instruction,” said Yoders.

Prospective students who cannot attend the April 24 informational sessions may arrange for a personal visit by calling Kimberly Shaw, assistant director for enrollment and student recruitment, at (813) 574-5271. Information also is available online by clicking here.

Send news of community interest to Barbara Routen at Neighbors@tampabay.rr.com.

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