FAQs-Radiologic Technology Program
How much is the tuition for the 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.
How many students do you accept each year?
MPHS is currently accepting 6 students each year. We also do not have a lottery for placement into the program so students are encouraged to reapply the following years.
Is there a placement test for the school?
Effective January of 2008, MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging has implemented an assessment test for all applicants. All applicants who meet our requirements and whose application is complete will be contacted and scheduled to take the assessment test.
I graduated from college over 7 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.
If my application was turned down the first year, can I re-apply the following year?
You may reapply the following years 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.
I have copies of my transcripts, will you accept my copies?
No. Official transcripts must either come directly from the school or in a sealed envelope with your application.
Does MPHS provide a paid internship?
Does MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging qualify for student loans?
Since MPHS School of Diagnostic Imaging is a hospital base program, it does not qualify for any student loans at this time.
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 request our students to submit their resumes after graduation. Most of our graduates also accept positions before graduating.
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. However, we feel our students are better prepared because they have clinical training for the entire 24 months of training.
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.
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