Mayo Clinic echocardiography student and faculty member reviewing an echocardiogram

Cardiac sonographer (echocardiographer) training at Mayo Clinic

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Program description

The Echocardiography Program at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota and Arizona offers one of the best cardiac sonography training options in the country. Within just 21 months, your training will fully prepare you with the skills needed to be an effective cardiac sonographer.

Program highlights include:

  • A unique curriculum that provides the opportunity to put what you learn in lectures to practice right away in clinical experiences and scan labs
  • A focus on clinical experience where you'll start working with patients after just four weeks
  • Training in a variety of echocardiography situations next to cardiologists, nurses, and other members of the care team

You'll also benefit from training at one of the most advanced institutions in the world. Mayo Clinic's large, diverse patient population provides experience with a broad range of cardiac problems, furthering your experience with patient care before you even graduate.

Echocardiography: Pushing yourself with support.


Echocardiography: Pushing yourself with support.

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Behind the scenes: Echocardiographers


Behind the scenes: Echocardiographers

Explore what a cardiac sonographer does

Cardiac sonographers are trained in echocardiography (also known as cardiac sonography) to understand the in-depth nature of the heart and how it translates to health. They prepare patients for echocardiograms, use imaging tools to take 2-D and 3-D heart images, and use Doppler blood flow imaging to assess heart function to help the care team make an accurate diagnosis.

Accreditation information

The Echocardiography Program (Arizona and Minnesota) is an accredited program.


The 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).

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.