Program overview

Duration: 21.5 months
Class size: Varies
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

The internship is a clinical partnership with the Medical Radiography Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays. Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the health care team.

The curriculum for the internship is developed and offered by GateWay Community College. The program requires full-time attendance.

For the prerequisites required by GateWay, see the Medical Radiography Program application and information packet. Admission is subject to availability and placement policies.

When you successfully complete the internship, you will receive a clinical internship completion certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and an Associate in Applied Science degree in medical radiography from GateWay Community College.

Graduates are eligible to take professional certification examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This certification gives you nationally recognized credentials to practice radiography. In addition, several states require a licensure examination.

How to apply

To participate in the internship, you must be enrolled in the Medical Radiography Program at GateWay Community College and request Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, as your clinical site. GateWay coordinates program admissions, applications and all classroom instruction.

Curriculum

The Medical Radiography Program, including the internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is 21.5 months, based on 40 hours a week. The GateWay Community College Medical Radiography Program has been training radiographers since 1968.

During the program, approximately 1,800 hours of clinical experience are obtained in addition to classroom hours accumulated at the GateWay campus. A minimum grade of C must be received in all courses. All diagnostic medical imaging courses in a given semester, which are identified with the prefix "DMI" on the schedule in the program information packet, must be satisfactorily completed before the student is allowed to enroll in the following semester.

Students are expected to attend all clinical courses between semesters, during spring break and during the summer.

Hours

For the majority of the classroom instruction and clinical rotations, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week.

Tuition and financial aid

You pay all tuition and book fees to GateWay Community College. You must purchase the required uniforms worn on the Mayo Clinic campuses.

Explore health care careers: Radiologic technologist

See career overview