After the student has been selected into the professional component, they begin clinical assignments in the Winter 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.
- Most clinical assignments are within a 50 mile radius of OCC's Southfield Campus.
- Clinical practice is offered on a day shift. Didactic classes are held during the day and evening.
- Students wear galaxy blue uniform pants and scrub jacket. A galaxy blue uniform top or clean plain white shirt may be worn under jacket.
- Clean, neat professional appearance is required at all times. No visible body piercing, gauges or tattoos.
- 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.
- 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:
- FALL1 clinical = 0 days/week, class = 2 days & 1 night
- WINTER1 clinical = 2 days/week, class = 1 day
- SUMMER clinical = 4 days/week, class = 1 night
- FALL2 clinical= 4 days/week, class = 2 nights
- WINTER2 clinical = 4 days/ week, class = 1 day
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
- Beaumont Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn
- Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
- St. Mary Mercy Hospital - Livonia
- Hurley Medical Center- Flint