Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Radiologic Technology Submajor
Radiologic Technology students complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional training component complete the junior and senior years at one of the clinical affiliate professional training sites. The professional training is time intensive, requiring students to commit to a 40+ hour week.
Radiologic Technology students complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional training component complete the junior and senior years at one of the clinical affiliate professional training sites. Entry into professional training is competitive and dependent upon:
- completion of UWM's General Education Requirements (GER), and
- completion of all required courses and electives (60 credits) in the freshman and sophomore semesters.
- minimum UWM cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
Additional requirements vary by clinical training site and program. Please contact Susan Gruzis at (414) 229-2758 for specific information.
Students must complete the following steps in the application process:
- Complete the UWM College of Health Sciences Radiologic Technology application form and submit it along with your autobiographical statement and 3 letters of recommendation to Enderis 411 by November 1.
- The autobiographical statement should describe yourself and your accomplishments; address your work experience including any within health care; state your reasons for choosing Radiologic Technology as your profession and your future goals. Keep text to one page, double-spaced, and typed on standard 8.5 x 11 paper.
- Contact the three references to request a Letter of Reference form. References may be employers, teachers, TA's clergy, or other qualified individuals, excluding relatives and friends.
Review Of Applicants
The College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs and the BMS Education Coordinator will review all application materials and transcripts on each applicant to verify that the admission criteria have been satisfied. The completed application materials, letters of recommendation, and a copy of each applicant's high school and college transcripts will be forwarded to the Program Directors at the clinical training sites.
Interviews for Professional/Clinical Training
The Program Directors will review the application materials and contact applicants to set up an interview.
The affiliate sites will make the final decisions on placements and will notify applicants by mail. Eligibility is conditional; that is, the students must complete the required course work and maintain a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Student Handbooks are provided for your convenience and reference during orientation at the professional/clinical training site.
Schedule an appointment through the College of Health Sciences Student Affairs Office (414) 229-2758 to meet with your advisor, Susan Gruzis, to review your transcripts and complete a degree audit to ensure that your academic records are in order.
A Background Check and a physical examination are required on all students prior to the start of the professional training. Drug screens may also be requested by the clinical affiliate site.
Health Status Assessment forms should be submitted to the BMS Program office, Enderis 411.
Students are required to carry Health insurance while in professional training.
High school transcripts will be forwarded to the affiliate site(s).
Books and miscellaneous fees for the clinical training will cost approximately $1000.
Limited employment is recommended during the professional training.
Rotation schedules, vacations, and other time off are matters which are decided individually by each clinical site. The University academic calendar may not apply.
Students are expected to register for classes at UWM in the usual fashion at the beginning of the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters of the senior year. University fees will be charged.
Essential functions represent the essential non-academic requirements that all students must master to successfully participate in the Radiologic Technology professional training and become employable.
- Physical stamina and the ability to endure long, continuous periods of duty without incapacitating fatigue and disability.
- Visual acuity to examine images / exposed films for detail and to observe physical changes in the patient's condition.
- Conversational English and medical language skill sufficient to communicate with patients, physicians, staff.
- Adequate speech and hearing ability to give instructions to and receive communication from patients and discern audible sounds.
- Demonstrate sufficient manual dexterity to perform such required tasks as: performing procedures safely and accurately; operating delicate instruments; manipulating tools.
- Manual dexterity to adjust machine controls, attach and adjust supportive devices and assist patient into position for the procedure / exam.
- Satisfactory health as verified by a physician.
Mental & Emotional Characteristics:
- Must be able to work under stress & maintain self-control.
- Must have both patience & tact in dealing with others.
- Must be emotionally stable.
- Must be able to organize & plan work in a logical sequence.
- Must be able to use sound judgment in making decisions.
- Must be able to adapt to new situations.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
- Neat in appearance
- Positive attitude
- Enjoy working with others
- Able to follow instructions
- Willing to accept responsibility
- Empathy for patients
- Service oriented
- Good moral character
Corrective devices and reasonable accommodations may be utilized to satisfy these Essential Functions.