The School of Radiologic Technology admission committee has specified the following non-academic criteria (technical standards), which all applicants must meet in order to participate and complete the radiology program. Evaluation of these standards will be completed during the interview /observation session, required physical examination, and mission alignment profile tool.
- Observation: The applicant must be able to participate actively in all demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and clinical experience in the program component, and to assess and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned for examination, diagnosis and treatment.
- Communications: The applicant must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture; assess non-verbal communications; and effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, fellow students faculty and staff.
- Motor function: The applicant must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic maneuvers; be able to perform basic psychomotor test, possess all the skills necessary to carry out diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; be able to interpret appropriate examinations and procedures, and be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients.
- Intellectual/Conceptual Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: The applicant must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of allied health workers. In addition, the applicant must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand the spatial relationships of structures.
- Behavioral and Social Attributes: The applicant must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant's intellectual abilities; exercise of good judgment; the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to care of the patients; and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with the patients. The applicants must be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to a changing environment, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others interest and motivation are reasonable attributes are personal qualities which each applicant should possess.