Students enrolled in the bachelor of medical science program in medical imaging must possess the physical, mental, and emotional skills indicated below:
I. The student must have sufficient strength, motor coordination, and manual dexterity to:
A. Transport, move, lift, and transfer patients from a wheelchair or stretcher to an x-ray table or patient bed.
B. Move, adjust, and manipulate a variety of radiographic equipment, including the physical transportation of mobile radiographic machines, in order to arrange and align the equipment with respect to the patient and the image receptor according to established procedure and standards of speed and accuracy.
II. The student must be capable of:
A. Handling stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations.
B. Providing physical and emotional support to the patient during the radiographic procedures, being able to respond to situations requiring first aid, and providing emergency care to the patient in the absence of or until the arrival of a physician.
C. Communicating verbally in an effective manner with patients and personnel.
D. Reading and interpreting patient charts and requisitions for radiographic examinations.
III. The student must have the mental and intellectual capacity to:
A. Calculate and select proper technical exposure factors according to the individual needs of the patient and the requirements of the procedure¿s standards of speed and accuracy.
B. Review and evaluate the recorded images on radiographs for the purpose of identifying proper patient positioning, accurate procedural sequencing, proper radiographic exposure, and other appropriate and pertinent technical qualities.
The director of the Medical Imaging Program welcomes questions or inquiries from individuals with disabilities regarding the standards and their application to each individual's unique situation. In each case, a determination will be made as to whether the individual is qualified for admission to the program and if reasonable accommodations can be made. While the Medical Imaging Program is prohibited by federal law from making inquiries about specific disabilities prior to admission, applicants who are selected for admission must be prepared to meet the performance standards in order to complete the program.
A student's continued enrollment at Emory University is subject to the decision by the dean and other designated officers that academic grades are satisfactory, that rules of the University are being complied with, and that the best interests of the school and other students are being served. The program director and faculty may, at their discretion and irrespective of grades, declare probationary status for any student who, in their opinion, is not properly utilizing time and talents.
At the end of any grading period, a student whose cumulative or senior GPA is less than 2.0 will incur academic probation. A student who fails in any semester to pass two-thirds of the hours taken or to attain at least a 1.5 GPA will be placed on probation regardless of previous averages. Clinical education grades will not be considered in the cumulative average if probation or exclusion in imminent. Students on probation will be expected to concentrate their energies on studies in order to bring their work up to the required standard.
Any student who fails for two successive semesters of full-time work to pass two-thirds of the semester hours taken or who fails to attain at least a 1.5 GPA shall be automatically excluded regardless of previous averages. A student excluded under this rule will not be eligible to apply for readmission for the next regular semester. A petition for readmission for any subsequent semester will be acted upon by the program¿s progress and promotion committee and by the admissions committee.