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Radiography Program (Florida)

Curriculum

Mayo Clinic radiography students reviewing an imaging scan

Student experiences

Classroom learning

Class sizes are small and team-oriented. Our curriculum is modern and constantly revised to stay in step with technological advancements.

Labs

Starting in your second week of the program, you’ll begin testing your knowledge and skills using the energized radiography equipment in the Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center. We use the same equipment you’ll encounter in practice as learning aids in the classroom and the simulation lab.

Hands-on clinical rotations

In your fifth week of the program, you’ll begin to work alongside registered radiologic technologists to provide patient care exams. As you progress through the program, you’ll begin to take over all of the tasks required to take high-quality diagnostic radiographs.

Facilities and faculty

Learn more about the facilities and faculty of the Radiography Program (Florida).

Facilities

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.

As a student, you’re assigned to clinicals in the Department of Radiology. You’re also assigned to clinical rotations in radiology departments at Mayo Clinic Primary Care at Jacksonville Beach, Gate Parkway, and St. Augustine. Throughout the duration of the program, you attend courses specific to radiography on the Florida campus.

 

Teaching faculty

The Radiography Program is coordinated and taught by the clinical, scientific, and technical staffs of Mayo Clinic. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as their clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training, giving you the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners in radiography and radiology.

Shaun B. Harrell, M.Ed., R.T. (R)

Radiography Program Director

Shaun Harrell is the Radiography Program Director and establishes the program policies and procedures. Mr. Harrell is responsible for curriculum planning, academic instruction, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of students. He works with program staff to assure students acquire the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills needed to function as highly skilled radiographers upon graduation from the program. His teaching duties include several courses throughout the program.

Prior to Mayo Clinic, Mr. Harrell worked as a professional radiographer in both the hospital and clinical settings. He also worked with the radiography program at Florida State College at Jacksonville, and as a public school teacher with Duval County Public Schools.

Mr. Harrell is a passionate, innovative, and committed radiography educator and a proficient professional radiographer. He has facilitated learning with radiography students in the classroom, online, in simulation laboratories, and during clinical rotations.

Mr. Harrell received his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and is an alum of the radiography program at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Joiel Woods, R.T. (R)

Joiel Woods is the Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator. Ms. Woods organizes, directs, and evaluates the effectiveness of academic and clinical aspects of the Radiography Program. Joiel establishes program policies and procedures, and is responsible for curriculum planning, academic instruction, supervision, and the scheduling and evaluation of students.

Prior to accepting this role, Ms. Woods was the clinical coordinator and radiology instructor at St. John’s River State College. Through this role, she facilitated the development of online and ground-based classes to improve student success. Ms. Woods was responsible for program coordination, safety regulations, financial budgeting, and culture survey assessment for the clinical sites in which students rotated.

Ms. Woods has built trusting partnerships with numerous hospital managers throughout the state of Florida. Her passion for radiology education is displayed through outreach events for potential students, she has participated in career fairs, and community advisory board committees.

Ms. received her Bachelor of Science in Supervision and Management from Florida State College and is alumni of the Mayo Clinic Radiography Program. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at The University of South Florida.

Glenn M. Sturchio, Ph.D.

Dr. Glenn Sturchio is Director of Health Physics for the Mayo Clinic enterprise and the Radiation Safety Officer for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville supporting the use of radiation sources in the clinical, research, and education areas. In addition, he is an assistant professor at Mayo College of Medicine and Science. His teaching duties include a course in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a course in the School of Health Sciences.

Prior to Mayo Clinic, he worked in the radiation safety programs at Merck Research Laboratories (Rahway, NJ), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ), and the University of California (Davis, CA).

Dr. Sturchio is active in both the Health Physics Society and the American Academy of Health Physics, having held committee positions in both organizations. Currently, he is a director on the American Board of Health Physics. He is also a council member on the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurement, as well as serving on their PAC-2 Committee on Operational Radiation Safety.

Dr. Sturchio received his Ph.D. from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and is certified in the comprehensive practice of health physics by the American Board of Health Physics.

Kathy Pastor, R.T. (R)(QM)

Kathy Pastor is the supervisor of the medical physicist assistants at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Pastor has extensive knowledge of radiology and has been the instructor of the Quality Management course since 2003.

After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Radiology in 1982, she went to work for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and transferred into Computed Tomography (CT) two years later. In 1988, she transferred to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked in MRI for 10 years before taking over her current supervisor role.

Luat Van, R.T. (R)

Luat Van is registered in multiple modalities and is a captain who helps facilitate the work flow of the Computed Tomography department at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Van began teaching the Computed Tomography course in the program in 2018.

Mr. Van studied radiography at Keiser University in 2007, radiation therapy at Florida State College in Jacksonville in 2010, and received his Bachelors in Health Administration from the University of North Florida in 2016.

Hours

Classroom instruction requires radiography students to attend Monday through Friday during various daytime hours. Clinical rotations are primarily 8:00am-4:30pm. During the fourth semester students have required clinical rotations on evenings, overnights, and weekends.

The Radiography Program requires 512 contact hours for didactic instruction and 1,856 contact hours for clinical instruction.

Course sequences

Semester 1 (13 credits)

Course schedule: January through May (16 weeks)

Hours:

  • Academic classes: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NumberCourseCredits

RAD 1101

Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care

3

RAD 1701

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy I

3

RAD 1702

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy I - Lab I

1

RAD 1401

Radiologic Sciences I

3

RAD 1601

Clinical I (12 weeks)

3

 

Semester 2 (10 credits)

Course schedule: May through August (16 weeks)

Hours:

  • Academic classes: Monday and Wednesday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NumberCourseCredits

RAD 1203

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy II

3

RAD 1704

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy II - Lab

1

RAD 1602

Clinical II

6

 

Semester 3 (13 credits)

Course schedule: August through December (16 weeks)

Hours:

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NumberCourseCredits

RAD 1402

Radiologic Sciences II

3

RAD 2705

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy III

3

RAD 2706

Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy III - Lab 1

1

RAD 2603

Clinical III

6

 

Semester 4 (12 credits)

Course schedule: January through May (16 weeks)

Hours:

  • Academic classes: Tuesday and Thursday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (two rotations)
  • Clinical class: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (one rotation)
  • Clinical class: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (two rotations)
NumberCourseCredits

RAD 2403

Radiologic Sciences III

3

RAD 2404

QC, Radiobiology, and Radiation Protection

2

RAD 2501

Computed Tomography and Sectional Imaging 1

RAD 2604

Clinical IV 6

 

Semester 5 (11 credits)

Course schedule: May through August (16 weeks)

Hours:

  • Academic classes: Tuesday, daytime hours
  • Clinical class: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • One observational rotation at University of Florida Health — Shands Hospital
NumberCourseCredits

RAD 2502

Introduction to Advanced Modalities

1

RAD 2503

Radiography Capstone

2

RAD 2605

Clinical V 8

 

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Written assignments
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews
  • Technologist evaluations
  • Portfolio reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Students must maintain a scholastic average of C or better throughout the program. All academic policies are in complete detail in the student handbook, which is available in the program office.

Graduation and certification

You’ll graduate with a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Our affiliation with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) offers the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Radiography.