Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the nation over the course of its history. As a principal referral center for physicians and patients throughout the region, Vanderbilt University Hospital and The Vanderbilt Clinic consistently rank among the premier health care facilities in the United States. The Hospital is a 834 bed structure supported by the most up-to-date systems and technology.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offers an environment filled with opportunities and resources to educate healthcare providers and prepare them for the daily challenges they will encounter as a professional. The Vanderbilt Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS) fosters the education of sonographers and promote the quality of patient care in the search for a diagnosis.

The Program offers:

  • Small class size (5 students)
  • 18-month certificate curriculum accredited in General Sonography
  • Six (6) unique rotations of integrated didactic and clinical courses (requires an average attendance of 33 hours per week)
  • Didactic and clinical requirements to prepare graduates for certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Introductory coursework for vascular sonography
  • Exposure to other sonographic specialties (echocardiography, neurovascular, infertility/reproductive medicine, genetic screening/testing)
  • Research opportunities
  • Interaction with Medical Staff in the clinical and classroom settings

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates are provided the documentation necessary to apply for certification exams with the ARDMS, specifically, Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation, Abdomen, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.

The Vanderbilt DMS Program reserves the right to revise its curriculum, policies, fees or schedules in response to changing conditions.