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Applications are now being accepted for the class beginning July 1, 2022. The application deadline is November 30, 2021.

The Albert Einstein Medical Center's School of Radiologic Technology at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia campus or otherwise known as "the Program" has been in existence since 1946, graduating its first class in 1948.  The Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography will call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accredited agency effective January 1, 2015.

Students in the Program gain a wealth of knowledge in the Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (“EMCP”), Department of Radiology and in the various satellite facilities.  A wealth of training material is available from the over 264,000 diagnostic examinations performed annually.  Aside from the many routine diagnostic rooms, specialized facilities are available in angiography, fluoroscopy, neuroradiography and ultrasound, as well as head and whole-body spiral computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and PACS.  The Department is fully digital in producing patient examinations.   An entire section of the Department is devoted to the performance of mammography procedures.  Students also gain valuable outpatient clinical experience at some of AEMC’s satellite facilities in the Philadelphia area.

The Program is twenty-three (23) months.  Upon successful completion of all the Program's academic and clinical requirements, a student will be awarded a Certificate in Radiologic Technology from AEMC.  The Program has a July starting date with orientation for all first-year students commencing the first week of July.  Classes and clinical education are scheduled Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4PM and do not exceed a total of 40 hours weekly.  

The Albert Einstein Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology considers all candidates for admission without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, or disability.

Program Accreditation

Albert Einstein Medical Center's School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the -

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

Length of Accreditation Award:
8 Years

To be an approved and accredited program in radiologic technology, Einstein Healthcare Network's School of Radiologic Technology, must meet the “JRCERT Standards

The “Standards” present the minimum accreditation standards for an educational program and includes all the requirements for which the program is held accountable.

Should an enrolled student in the Program feel that the Program has not met the minimum standard of education or an issue has gone unresolved; the student should contact the JRCERT to submit an allegation. Every effort will be taken to resolve student issues. No retaliation actions will be taken by the Program.

Go to: www.jrcert.org

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Mission of the Program

The mission of the Einstein Healthcare Network's School of Radiologic Technology is to graduate students who will possess the knowledge, practical skills and problem solving abilities to provide care to the community.

Goals of the Program

Fulfillment of the Program's mission is assessed by the degree to which the Program achieves the following goals:

  1. Graduates will be academically and clinically competent.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    1.1 Students will assimilate curricular knowledge when performing imaging procedures.
    1.2 Students will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients.
  2. Graduates will be able to problem solve and effectively use critical thinking skills.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    2.1 Students will identify diagnostic quality images and correct non-quality images accordingly.
    2.2 Students will apply appropriate precautions and techniques to ensure safety.
    2.3 Students will demonstrate effective problem solving abilities.
    2.4 Students will apply appropriate precautions and techniques to ensure safety.
  3. Graduates will be competent radiographers with effective communication skills.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    3.1 Students will integrate clear and concise patient instruction during all procedures.
    3.2 Students will  utilize computer systems to communicate and to record data and patient information.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    4.1 Students will follow departmental policies and procedures.
    4.2 Students will maintain confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.

The Program adheres to the following minimum standards:

  1. A five year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt.
  2. A five year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation.
  3. An annual student completion rate of not less than 75%.
  4. An annual average graduate satisfaction rate of not less than “3” on Graduate Surveys.
  5. An annual average employer satisfaction rate of not less than “3” on Employer Surveys.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes: Radiography

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. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.


Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
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 - 100

16/16 - 100%

Year 2 - 100

11/11 - 100%

Year 3 - 100

15/15 - 100%

Year 4 - 100

12/12 - 100%

Year 5 - 100

9/9 - 100%

  Program 5-Year Average  

63/63 - 100%

 

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 - 100

5/5 - 100%

Year 2 - 100

7/7 - 100%

Year 3 - 100

12/12 - 100%

Year 4 - 100

12/12 - 100%

Year 5 - 100

9/9 - 100%

  Program 5-Year Average  

45/45 - 100%



Program Completion

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.

 
Program Completion Rate

 
Number graduated divided by number started the program

Year

Results

Year 1 - 75%

9/12

  Annual Completion Rate  

75%

 

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