The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s School of Radiography is housed within the region’s only academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center.
The 24-month school seeks to prepare individuals to become competent, entry-level radiographers, also known as X-ray technologists. Upon successful completion of the program, students are candidates to sit for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination.
The school year begins July 8. To be considered for admission, the applicant must:
All requested information must be submitted before March 1 to be considered for the following July class.
Incomplete applications, or complete applications received after March 1, will NOT be considered.
|Total Cost for Two-Year Program
|Program Application fee||$50||Payable when submitting application.|
|Deposit fee to reserve a place in class||$500||Payable upon acceptance in program.|
|Remaining program tuition fee ($4,625/year, less $500 deposit)||$8,750||Payable first day of class.|
|Textbook/eBook fee||$950||Payable first day of class.|
|Facility and Technology fee||$550||Payable first day of class.|
* All fees are nonrefundable.
Students are responsible for uniforms, meals, housing and transportation.
In addition, students are encouraged to join and participate in professional societies, such as the American Society of Radiologic Technologists that require minimal annual student dues.
Students must provide the program director with proof of occurrence-based student professional liability insurance, with liability coverage of $1,000,000 each claim and $3,000,000 annual aggregate. The cost for this insurance is $35-$45 dollars.
The UT School of Radiography is a non-participant in Title IV government guaranteed funds.
The school of radiography has worked together with Meritize to offer our students private student loans.
For more information on Meritize private student loans, visit Meritize at www.meritize.com.
Selected students are eligible to apply for the Shirley Melton Antonacci Radiologic Technologist Freshman Scholarship.
Enrolled students transitioning from first year to second year are eligible to apply for the Patrick Michael McCoy Scholarship.
The Radiology Department contains the latest equipment for an excellent clinical experience.
The student’s clinical education takes place through rotations within the Medical Center’s Radiology Department and its outpatient facilities. During the second year clinical rotations include, CT, MRI, Sonography, Interventional Radiography, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
Most of the clinical rotations are in the Medical Center’s Radiology Department, which has 33 rooms for diagnostic and interventional procedures. A few clinical rotations take place in the medical center’s outpatient facilities. The student will be required to drive up to 15 miles from the main campus for these clinical rotations.
All students have access to the school and department libraries, as well as the hospital’s research library. Excellent classroom and teaching facilities augment the student’s educational experience.
Clinical experience is coordinated with the courses taught. Each semester presents the student with a combination of classwork and the accompanying clinical experience. In general, a student’s school hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am-3 pm.
A limited number of clinical rotations will require the student to be on campus from 12:30 pm-7 pm.
Approximately once every eight weeks the student will rotate at one of our outpatient imaging facilities, including The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, Regional Health Center – Sevierville and Regional Health Center – Lenoir City.
Radiography is a rewarding career that combines patient care with modern medical technology. The radiographer contributes a special skill to help diagnose injury and disease.
The radiographer or X-ray technologist is an essential member of the health care team. The radiographer is responsible for accurately positioning the patient and applying only the amount of radiation necessary to produce a quality diagnostic image. The radiographer understands radiation protection and knows how to perform diagnostic examinations safely. This protects both the patient and the radiographer.
For more information on the typical duties of a Radiographer, visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists at www.asrt.org.
Entry-level salaries vary by geographic regions and by the type of facility in which one is employed; locally this figure ranges from $42,000-$45,000.
Education may be continued in other branches of medical imaging technology such as nuclear medicine, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), or radiation therapy. All involve an additional year of course work and are associated with a higher entry-level salary. Technologists may also advance into the educational, management, or marketing segments of the profession.
For more information on salaries and the future job outlook of a Radiographer, visit the Bureau of Labor and Statistics at www.bls.gov.
To provide East Tennessee with competent and caring radiography graduates dedicated to excellence in the delivery of health care.
Students and graduates will demonstrate entry-level clinical competency in diagnostic imaging procedures will communicate effectively, possess critical thinking skills and model health care professionalism.
The student will learn how to demonstrate appropriate patient care, apply accurate positioning skills, practice radiation protection, employ effective oral communication, employ effective written communication, demonstrate problem-solving skills, adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients, provide confidentiality of patient health information and provide a professional healthcare environment.
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Our students must observe specific standards of conduct and performance. These are stated in the student handbook, which is provided to the prospective students during the interviewing process. Failure to meet any of the performance criteria, whether academic or disciplinary, may result in suspension or termination from the school.
Download the Radiography Handbook
Advanced standing is not guaranteed and is limited to space available in the senior class. Students may be placed in advanced standing by making application prior to March 1 and providing documentation of successful completion of a two-year radiography school accredited by JRCERT.
The advanced standing student will abide by the same policies and procedures as well as demonstrate the same clinical and didactic competencies as a standard student. These competencies must be completed by the graduation date of the class in which they enter.
Tuition will be assessed on a prorate basis. Purchase of required textbooks and uniforms is the responsibility of the student.
The School of Radiography is accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
The school complies with the “Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences,” JRCERT rev. 2010.