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Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program

History of the Downstate DMI Program

The Diagnostic Medical (DMI) Program was established in 1972 and was the first program of its kind to offer a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in sonography, in the United States. It has remained a leader in the profession, producing many clinicians and educators that have spread all over the U.S. It is reviewed by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students are prepared by the program to take the registry examination given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

The DMI program is located in the College of Health Related Professions at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, also known as Downstate Medical Center. This is a large academic medical center that serves 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The campus includes the College of Health Related Professions, which offers degrees in six allied health fields, a College of Medicine, a College of Nursing, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and the University Hospital of Brooklyn. It is accredited by the Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

While students benefit from the dynamic exchange of ideas that is part of being at a large academic complex, classes in the program are intimate and feature close interactions between students and teachers.

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photo: H. Pierre-Longdon