The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) program is a 35-40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year clinical education program. The DMU program has over 25 clinical sites through the state of Missouri in which students are placed during their clinical training or in Columbia. Students are not guaranteed to do all of their clinical rotations at one clinical site or in Columbia.
Fieldwork and rotations
Students are responsible for all costs associated with clinical fieldwork, such as travel, living expenses, tuition, criminal background check, drug testing, and uniforms as required. Clinical experiences are scheduled in centers that have established educational programs and affiliation agreements with the University of Missouri. Fieldwork placements are assigned by the clinical coordinator. Placement at a specific facility or geographic location cannot be guaranteed. The placement process has been developed to assure an equal opportunity for selection of each placement by each student.
DMU is a clinical program including didactic, lab and clinical education. The clinical rotations occur in hospitals and clinical settings throughout the program as follows:
- Clinical 1 — First Summer, 5 days/week in clinical setting
- Clinical 2 & 3 — First Fall, 4 days/week in clinical setting and 1 day/week of lecture, lab and coursework
- Clinical 4 — First Spring, 3 days/week in clinical setting and 2 days/week of lecture, lab and coursework
- Clinical 5 — Second Summer, 3 days/week in clinical setting and 2 days/week of lecture, lab and coursework
- Clinical 6 — Second Fall, 3 days/week in clinical setting and 2 days/week of lecture, lab and coursework
The clinical schedule may be adapted to certain locations on a case-by-case basis with approval of the program.