PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 178 Students who are dismissed from the program on the basis of unprofessional conduct will not be considered for reenrollment in the program. All guidelines regarding academic honesty, cheating, attendance, and professionalism apply to the clinical externship courses. Medical Sonography Program Required Hours Students must complete 46 weeks (1,564 hours) of full-time clinical experience without exceptions. The minimum required clinical hours are the following (but not limited to): • abdominal sonography—extended and OB-GYN sonography 800 hours • vascular sonography (one full semester at a vascular site with a minimum of) 400 hours When students do not achieve all of their competencies in abdominal—extended, OB-GYN, or vascular sonography, the clinical coordinators reserve the right to split a semester between the general sonography program (abdominal—extended and OB-GYN) and vascular sonography to allow this. Hours accrued per term may vary depending on semester length, patient volume, and clinical site. A total number of 1,564 clinical hours, clinical competencies, and all credits required for degree completion must be completed to fulfill graduation requirements. Grading Policies and Procedures Alpha Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 74–76 70–73 67–69 60–66 0–59 Courses for the B.S.—MS program are graded on an alpha scale (described above). Students must pass all courses with a grade of C or better. Any grade lower than a C will result in failure of the course. Students receiving a failing grade in a core sonography course or an online course will be referred to the CSP. Any failed online course may need to be repeated and additional tuition will be charged and may result in delay of progress through the program. Failure of any single core course will be cause for referral to the CSP and may be cause for dismissal from the program.