Oakland Community College
Sonography

Clinical Assignments

After the student has been selected into the professional component, they begin clinical assignments in the Fall semester and rotate to a new clinical education center each semester. Clinical assignments are determined by the clinical coordinator and program director. Requests by students for specific clinical assignments cannot be considered.

  1. Most clinical assignments are within a 50 mile radius of OCC's Southfield Campus.
  2. Clinical practice is offered on a day shift. Didactic classes are held during the day and evening.
  3. Students wear galaxy blue uniform pants and scrub jacket. A galaxy blue uniform top or clean plain white shirt may be worn under jacket.
  4. Clean, neat professional appearance is required at all times. No visible body piercing, gauges or tattoos.
  5. Stringent policies are applied regarding didactic/clinical grades. No student is permitted to continue in the program if a final grade lower than 75% is received in any course- didactic or clinical.
  6. Stringent policies regarding "missed" clinical days are also applied. Any missed time due to illness, etc. must be made up prior to the end of a given semester.

Students are assigned to a specific hospital beginning in the Fall Semester and rotate to a new clinical education center each semester. Students attend clinical/class according to the following schedule:

  • FALL clinical = 3 days/week, class = 1 day & 1 night
  • WINTER clinical = 4 days/week, class = 2 nights
  • SPRING clinical = 4 days/week, class = 2 nights
  • SUMMER clinical = 4 days/week, no class

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is currently affiliated with many area hospitals, for example:

·        St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Oakland

·        Huron Valley Sinai Hospital - Milford

·        Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe

·        Harper University Hospital - Detroit

·        Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn

·        Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

·        St. Mary Mercy Hospital- Livonia