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PA College Creates New Vascular Sonography Degree Amongst Major Career Growth

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July 18, 2019
Local college creates new program to meet growing demand in health field 
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, the area’s preeminent institution for the health care field, has launched its first vascular sonography associate degree. This program is the only one of its kind in the region and will allow students to learn the specialized skills needed to conduct ultrasounds on veins and arteries throughout the body. 
This program comes at a time when there is great demand for sonographers, especially specialized vascular sonographers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026.”
“The goal of this program is to graduate entry-level vascular sonographers to fill the current need in dedicated labs,” said Dr. Mary Grace Simcox, president of PA College of Health Sciences. “This program will not only allow students to gain a unique and unparalleled skillset, but also set them up for success by launching them directly into a field where those skills are in high demand.”
The curriculum includes clinical rotations through a variety of health care facilities, as well as hands-on instruction in the on-campus ultrasound suite. Students will use their expertise to monitor circulation, check for blood clots or narrowing vessels, support surgeons during stent or graft placement procedures, and more. 
“We are thrilled to offer this new program to our students as the need for this particular skillset continues to grow with the prevalence of cardiovascular health challenges,” said Tara Dianna, program director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. 
PA College is currently accepting applications for this program for the Fall 2019 semester. 
To learn more about Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and its new program in Vascular Sonography, visit https://www.pacollege.edu/academics/associate-degrees/vascular-sonography-associate-degree/
About Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences 
A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college focusing exclusively on the field of health care. Offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as a number of certificate programs, PA College provides professional development for health care workers throughout their career. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select group of more than 1,800 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.

Sarah Mongeau
717-947-6060 | smongeau2@PAcollege.edu

 Lorianne Walker
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