Local vs Distance Learning
The Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics is excited to offer a blended distance learning program with the majority of the program available via distance learning. All students in the One-Year Program are required to attend our mandatory three-week Sonography Boot Camp.
After Bootcamp, didactic classes will be on Mondays and Fridays. Class days will include lectures (live and recorded), quizzes, modules, and proctored tests. These items are delivered via our online course management system. Clinical rotations will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Though the One-Year General Sonography Program is a blended program, due to the clinical requirements for the program, we still differentiate between Local and Distance students for clinical purposes.
The main difference between a “Local” and “Distance” student is where the student performs their clinical requirements. For this reason, we define “Local” students as those students that reside within the IUD Local clinical area. This area extends from Foley, AL to Atmore, AL over to Lucedale, MS and all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If a student resides within that geographical area they will be required to rotate through preapproved sites for the duration of the program.
Clinical rotations are typically scheduled for 8 – 12 weeks at a time, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.
NOTE: Due to the geographic area of our “Local” sites, local students may be required to drive up to 90 miles
For Distance students, clinical sites must be approved by the school before the student is accepted into the program. Clinical sites must have an adequate volume and mix of studies and employ staff registered in appropriate disciplines. Students are required to make initial contact with a Hospital or clinic in their area to gauge interest by the clinical site for allowing the student to rotate.
The site or sites must be pre-approved by IUD.
For more information about how to approach a clinical site contact Micah Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The One-Year General Sonography Program requires good time management skills and strong self-discipline. Our distance and resident students are monitored closely and receive the same education. References from past and present students will be provided upon request. If you are interested in the distance option, please contact IUD to start the approval process.
April 16, 2018
April 4, 2018
I attended you program back in 1991. Just recently I graduated from a physician’s assistant program and will begin working as an emergency room PA next month. I wanted to send my regards and to thank you for the wonderful program that you offer. After being in school for the least 2 ½ years, I realize what an outstanding program you have and how much I learned. I paid a lot more money to become a PA and did not get near the education I received at IUD. So, keep up the good work and remember that quality is the best reputation anyone can have.
Nabil Samy Himaya Abdel Messiah, RDMS