Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Washburn University and Bellvue College are some schools that offer sonography courses. Some of the courses qualify as Continuing Medical Education credit, whereas others are part of a program that culminates with a certificate of completion or an accredited degree.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute in Florida provides courses on the application of ultrasound in a variety of medical circumstances, such as abdominal health, critical care, pediatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. GUI also offers veterinary ultrasound courses. The courses are for CME purposes only.
Thomas Jefferson University also offers CMEs in sonography, such as prostate, musculoskeletal and fetal echocardiography. The Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute hosts the courses. Each course spans several days, and the institute delivers the courses intermittently between January and November each year.
Washburn University's program in diagnostic medical sonography prepares students to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification exams. The resulting credential identifies an individual as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer or a cardiac sonographer within corresponding specialties, such as abdomen, breast and echocardiography.
Bellvue College features courses in sonography as part of an associate degree path in diagnostic ultrasound technology or to obtain a certificate of completion in breast ultrasound. The associate degree program includes courses for areas of specialty, such as vascular, echocardiography and general, which includes obstetrics, gynecology and abdominal ultrasound.
Graduates of either program are eligible to sit for the ARDMS certification exams.