The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.
Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.
DMS Annual Application Period:
May 1 to May 15
Mandatory Program Orientation will be held in July
Information Session for 2019 Applicants
- How to Apply
- 2019 Application Requirements
- TEAS Info for DMS Applicants
- Estimated Cost Sheet
- Program Description
- DMS Lab Photos
DMS Prospective Student Workshops
All interested students are welcome. Bring an already completed DMS Prospective Student Workshop form. Applicants must attend at least one workshop prior to submitting an application.
- Monday, July 9, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Room 353
- Thursday, September 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Room 256
- Monday, November 19, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Room 256
Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202.
Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239
About the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Sonography or ultrasonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. The sonographer plays an important role on the medical team as technical assistant to the sonologist (or radiologist), a physician who has specialized in the use of sound waves for diagnosis and treatment. Sonographers may work under direct or indirect supervision of these physicians. A certified sonographer is qualified to work in hospitals, doctors' offices, public health projects, industrial medical clinics, veterans' and military hospitals.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Additional information on the DMS program accreditation status and the standards and guidelines may be obtained online at www.caahep.org or by submitting a request to: CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. Requests for information can be sent to: JRC-DMS, 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
The Vascular Sonography Specialization is a new degree that started in Fall 2017. This program is not accredited yet. NOVA DMS faculty are collecting the necessary data required and will seek full CAAHEP accreditation for the Vascular Sonography Specialization in the near future.
The Echocardiography Specialization is not currently being offered but may be starting in the near future.