clinic policies

Competency/Proficiency Evaluation Policy

Clinical Education is an integral part of a health professional's training. It allows the student to develop those concepts that are taught in the classroom and apply them to patients in a clinical setting. Skills are learned in the classroom and are refined in the clinic. Working alongside health professionals in the field allows and encourages students to develop confidence and become competent practitioners.

The Competency/Proficiency Evaluation Program is a standardized method of evaluating the performance of the student during their clinical rotations. It is through the integration of the cognitive (classroom) and psychomotor (practical or skills) aspects of the curriculum that the student will gradually reach, over a period of time, the level of competency which will allow him/her to function in their professional role with the necessary technical skills. It is the function of the Competency/Proficiency Evaluation Program to act as the measuring instrument by which we may deem the student competent.

Competencies/Proficiencies are graduation requirements and must be completed before the student can graduate.

Clinical Competencies

Chest & Thorax
Radiologic Procedure: # Mandatory (M)/
Elective (E)
Chest Routine 5 M
Chest AP (Wheelchair or Stretcher) 5 M
Ribs 5 M
Chest Lateral Decubitus 3 E
Sternum 2 E
Upper Airway (Soft-Tissue Neck) 2 E
Upper Extremity
Thumb or Finger 5 M
Hand 5 M
Wrist 5 M
Forearm 5 M
Elbow 5 M
Humerus 5 M
Shoulder 5 M
Trauma: Shoulder or Humerus (Scapular Y, Transthoracic, or Axial)*  5 M
Clavicle 2 M
Scapula 2 E
AC Joints 2 E
Trauma: Upper Extremity (Non Shoulder)* 5 M
Lower Extremity
Toes 5 E
Foot 5 M
Ankle 5 M
Knee 5 M
Tibia-Fibula 5 M
Femur 5 M
Trauma: Lower Extremity* 5 M
Patella 2 E
Calcaneus 2 E
Students must select at least one elective procedure from this section.
Skull 2 E
Paranasal Sinuses 2 E
Facial Bones 2 E
Orbits 2 E
Zygomatic Arches 2 E
Nasal Bones 2 E
Mandible 2 E
Temporomandibular Joints 2 E
Spine And Pelvis
Cervical Spine 5 M
Thoracic Spine 5 M
Lumbar Spine 5 M
Cross-Table (Horizontal Beam) Lateral Spine 2 M
Pelvis 5 M
Hip 5 M
Cross-Table (Horizontal Beam) Lateral Hip 2 M
Sacrum and/or Coccyx 3 E
Scoliosis Series 3 E
Sacroiliac Joints 2 E
Abdomen Supine (KUB) 5 M
Abdomen Upright 5 M
Abdomen Decubitus 5 E
Intravenous Urography 2 E
Fluoroscopy Studies
Students must select either upper GI or contrast enema plus one other elective procedure from this section.
Upper GI Series, Single or Double Contrast 2 E
Contrast Enema, Single or Double Contrast 2 E
Small Bowel Series 2 E
Esophagus 2 E
Cystography/Cystourethrography 2 E
Myelography 2 E
Arthrography 2 E
Hysterosalpingography 2 E
Mobile C-Arm Studies
C-Arm Procedure (Requiring Manipulation to Obtain More Than One Projection) 2 M
Surgical C-Arm Procedure (Requiring Manipulation Around a Sterile Field) 2 M
Mobile Radiographic Studies
Chest 5 M
Abdomen 5 M
Orthopedic 4 M
Pediatric Patient (Age 6 or Younger)
Chest Routine 5 M
Upper Extremity 5 E
Lower Extremity 5 E
Abdomen 5 E
Mobile Study 5 E
Geriatric Patient
(Physically or Cognitively Impaired as a Result of Aging)
Chest Routine 5 M
Upper Extremity 5 M