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Mission Statement

The mission of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Radiologic Technology Program is to provide high quality academic and clinical education that equips interns with the technical knowledge, procedural skills and professional foundations to provide high quality, compassionate medical imaging.

Graduates will be able to adapt to varied healthcare settings requiring critical thinking with diverse patient populations. Furthermore, each will possess the ability to effectively interact with care teams in providing the best possible patient-centered care.

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Program Goals

In support of the mission and with quality improvement as our basis:

  • Clinical Competency
    • The graduate will apply the knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic technique in order to produce high quality radiographs.
  • Communication
    • Graduates will effectively communicate with patients and staff during the provision of quality patient care during Radiologic procedures.
  • Critical Thinking
    • The graduate will be able to evaluate radiographs for proper technique, positioning and technical quality.
  • Professionalism
    • The graduate will be informed of their obligation to abide by moral, legal and professional ethics.

Program Standards

The School of Radiologic Technology will exceed the JRCERT standards regarding ARRT pass rate and job placement rates by setting the following standards:

  1. 85% of all graduates will successfully complete the ARRT examination on the first attempt and 100% of all graduates will successfully complete the examination within two attempts.
  2. 85% of all interns entering the program will successfully complete all requirements resulting in certificate awarded.
  3. The average course completion and program completion rate for first year interns will be at least 85%.
  4. A job placement rate of 80% within 12 months of graduation.
  5. Attrition rates will be reviewed annually and every attempt to keep attrition levels at no more than 30% will be made.

Learning Outcomes

  • Clinical Competency
    • The student will operate imaging equipment and accessory devices to produce quality radiographs.
    • The student will practice appropriate radiation protection while performing radiologic procedures on children and adults.
  • Communication
    • The student will demonstrate effective verbal/nonverbal communication skills with patients and healthcare staff.
  • Critical Thinking
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to solve clinical problems and assessment skills necessary to provide patient care.
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to make decisions and use independent judgment.
  • Professionalism
    • The student will discuss and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
    • The student will support the profession’s code of ethics and comply with the profession’s scope of practice.

Program Effectiveness

Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate number passed on first attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 – 2016 16 of 17 – 94%
Year 2 – 2017 12 of 12 – 100%
Year 3 – 2018 15 of 15 – 100%
Year 4 – 2019 16 of 16 – 100%
Year 5 – 2020 15 of 15 – 100%
Program 5-Year Average 74 of 75 – 98.6%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 – 2016 16 of 16 – 100%
Year 2 – 2017 12 of 12 – 100%
Year 3 – 2018 15 of 15 – 100%
Year 4 – 2019 16 of 16 – 100%
Year 5 – 2020 15 of 15 – 100%
Program 5-Year Average 74 of 74 – 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 85%.

Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
Year 1 – 2020 15 of 16 
Program 5-Year Average 93.75%

Program Accreditation Status

The program is evaluated continually; reviewed as necessary to keep up with changes in the demands of the profession and to better educate and meet the needs of the students. The program is committed to continuous quality improvement and producing technologists who are an asset to the Allied Health Profession by meeting and exceeding standards set by institutional and accreditation bodies.

The program maintains accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The Froedtert & MCW School of Radiologic Technology currently holds the maximum JRCERT Accreditation Award of eight years. This accreditation award is valid until the next site visit in 2025.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA

Admission to the school is open to all qualified individuals. We reaffirm commitment to the principle of equal opportunity regardless of age, race, creed, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, veteran status or handicap.