Sonography Boot Camp
Clinical education is a critical part of sonography training. There is no better way to learn sonography than in the clinical setting. For this reason, the Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics requires all students to attend a three-week session that lays the foundation for learning these clinical skills.
This session is affectionately referred to as Sonography Boot Camp.
The focus of Sonography Boot Camp is to learn the sonographic characteristics of normal anatomy, scan techniques for imaging abdominal and pelvic organs, and how to ergonomically manipulate the ultrasound machine and transducers.
Sonography Boot Camp takes place at IUD in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The three-week session moves students between intensive lectures and hands-on scan labs Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm with an hour break for lunch.
Hands-on scanning begins the second day and progress through the three weeks. Students are tested daily on the previous day’s curriculum and both scan labs and lecture material build on each throughout camp.
Sonography is among the most difficult imaging modalities to learn. This “boot camp” is formatted to teach students basic scanning skills that allow them to enter the clinical setting sooner where didactic and clinical instruction merge and clinical experience begins.
IUD does not currently offer housing on campus, however, we have plenty of options available in Spanish Fort and are very close to Mobile. Find out more about off-campus housing during Bootcamp.
April 16, 2018
April 4, 2018
Thank You for the help you have given me in building a strong foundation for my new career. For someone that has been through a few career changes before, I am gratified to find one that will be as challenging and rewarding as I want to make it. Your presentation of sonography as a profession instead of a trade makes this possible. At times this process has been frustrating, but it has also been a grand adventure. Your combination of knowledge and compassion for your students provides the tools and encourages the fortitude necessary for success. Thank You, Kathy and Misty. Your hard work is appreciated.