Clinical Assignments

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