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    MPHS Radiography Program:
    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is the tuition for the radiography program?

    There is no tuition for the MPHS Radiography Program. There is also no commitment from the student to work for MPHS. Students are charged for their text books during the first week of classes. MPHS Radiography Program is a full-time program and we expect students to commit to the program for 24 months.

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    How many students do you accept each year?

    MPHS currently accepts six students each year. We do not have a lottery for placement into the program. We encourage students to reapply in following years if they are not admitted at first.

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    Is there an assessment test for the school?

    Yes, the MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging gives an assessment test to all applicants. We will contact all applicants who meet our requirements and whose application is complete to schedule the assessment test.

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    If I graduated from college years ago, do I have to take the math prerequisites again?

    No. However, you will need to take a math placement test at a local community college and pass at the level of intermediate algebra. The following perquisite courses have no time limit: anatomy and physiology, oral and written communication, and introduction to computer science.

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    If my application was turned down the first year, can I re-apply the following year?

    You may re-apply as many times as you wish. We do suggest that you improve your application by retaking the prerequisite courses and continuing your volunteer work. There are no guarantees for resubmitted applications.

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    I have copies of my transcripts, will you accept my copies?

    No. Official transcripts must come directly from the school or in a sealed envelope from the school with your application.

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    Does MPHS provide a paid internship?

    No.

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    Does MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging qualify for student loans?

    No, because MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging is a hospital-based program, it does not qualify for student loans.

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    Does MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging provide job placement after I graduate?

    No. However, students will have opportunities to participate in employment seminars with local hospitals during their second year of training. Many hospitals ask our students to submit their resumes after graduation. Most of our students accept positions before graduating.

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    Since MPHS Radiography Program is a hospital-based program, will I be paid less than a student graduating from a college program as a radiologic technologist?

    No, the salary is the same. We believe our students are better prepared that new college graduates because they have clinical training for the entire 24 months of training.

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    I am a Sutter Health employee; will I be guaranteed a job after graduation?

    No. MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging does not guarantee any student any job or job placement after graduation. Sutter Health employees also do not have priority for placement in the program.

    If you have any other questions you may contact the program director by email or phone.

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