Admission Requirements

Candidates applying to the DMU program must have completed or be in the process of completing appropriate prerequisite credits for the MU-DMU program. A maximum of one outstanding core science can be taken during the semester of application (see sample curriculum).

Previously granted degree(s) and/or prerequisite course work may be completed at any regionally accredited university, college or community college if appropriate courses are available. Contact our Student Services Office at (573) 882-8011 to make sure any course that you have taken or will take off campus is transferable and meets our requirements for the DMU program. Prerequisite courses should be completed before beginning the DMU program for the term of application.

Any student interested in applying to the DMU Program should seek advisement by the Program Director, Dr. Moses Hdeib, as soon as possible to assure that all general education and prerequisite courses including the criteria for application have been completed.

Student policy and/or student handbook can be obtained by contacting the program director. Dr. Hdeib can be reached at (573) 884-2994 or hdeibm@health.missouri.edu

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the DMU Program must be physically capable of holding extended arm positions and prolonged application of pressure during ultrasound procedures. There should be no history of neck, arm, back or leg trauma that may prevent performing typical duties such as pushing and pulling ultrasound machines, assisting with patient care that may entail bending over and lifting patients in and out of wheelchairs and beds, as well as moving furniture in and out of patient rooms in order to perform ultrasound exams on the patient in the hospital room.

The applicant must have sufficient hearing and vision to assess audible and visual Doppler accurately. Applicants must be able to speak articulate English to effectively communicate with patients, including children and the elderly population, as well as with doctors and hospital personnel.

ADA COMPLIANCE

The University of Missouri complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Contact the DMU program for technical and physical issues related to the ultrasound profession.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.

FELONY STATEMENT

The DMU Program Progress Committee may decide to deny an individual the opportunity to graduate from the DMU Program or may deny an individual clinical training if a person has been convicted of a felony.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

The majority of your fieldwork placements will require the completion of a criminal background check. Depending on the specific placement this may also include a fingerprint check and clearance from the Missouri Division of Family Services and Missouri Division of Aging. An undesirable report could affect a student’s placement in a clinical site. If student is unable to be placed the student will not be able to complete the course and therefore would be withdrawn from the major.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

The University is committed to assuring ethical behavior by all its members toward all its members, and all members of the university community are expected to share in this commitment to ethical behavior. Academic dishonesty is an offense against the University. A student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty has failed to meet a basic requirement of satisfactory academic performance. Thus, academic dishonesty is relevant to the evaluation of the student’s level of performance, and is also a basis for disciplinary action. (See University of Missouri M-Book.)