School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The NM School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is dedicated to preparing students for the clinical, theoretical, and patient care aspects of a career in sonography through an integrated program of didactic and clinical instruction.
The 18-month program begins every July and is limited to six students per year. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students are awarded a certificate of completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are eligible to be certified through examination by the national certifying agency, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students are prepared to take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen and OB/GYN examinations.
The Northwestern Memorial Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.jrcdms.org):
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th Street N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography was designed using the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines and strictly adheres to those requirements.
The DMS program emphasizes the delivery of high quality patient care correlated with the knowledge and skills needed to accurately diagnose pathologies. Students receive competency-based clinical training at Northwestern Medicine’s state-of-the-art facilities, using the most advanced diagnostic equipment available, including:
Our experienced instructional staff includes:
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate as a post-secondary educational institution in the state of Illinois.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is to provide a comprehensive education that will prepare students to become entry-level sonographers. The program is structured to provide intellectual stimulation and learning through quality academic and clinical experiences and competency-based evaluation. This is necessary to prepare students to:
Hospital Mission Statement
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our sponsor institution, is part of a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first. The core values of Northwestern Memorial Hospital are: