The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) is a nonprofit organization in existence to establish, maintain and promote quality standards for educational programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS). Since 1983, the organization has provided a mechanism of committee review to recognize educational programs throughout the United States that instruct students in the disciplines related to DMS through education consistent with standards for entry into practice.
The mission of the JRC-DMS is to ensure
quality sonography education that serves the public.
The JRC-DMS is a member of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. CAAHEP assures oversight and due process to all programs that participate in its system of accreditation. The CAAHEP Board of Directors acts upon the recommendations of the JRC-DMS, confirming that appropriate procedures have been followed and that accreditation standards are being applied consistently and equitably when assessing applicant educational programs.
General ultrasound (abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology), cardiac and vascular sonography programs are eligible to seek accreditation through the JRC-DMS. To date, nearly 200 DMS educational programs in approximately 300 learning concentrations are accredited, a number that grows monthly.
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