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Sonographer training at Mayo Clinic

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Program description

If you have a passion for helping people, an eye for detail and a love for anatomy, the Sonography Program offers one of the best sonographer training options in the area.

You can expect:

  • A unique curriculum where you’ll put what you learn in the classroom to practice right away in clinical experiences and scanning labs
  • Training opportunities in all three specialties of abdominal, OB/GYN and vascular sonography
  • To start working with patients after just five weeks, ensuring you’re completely comfortable with patients and fully prepared when you start your career

The program is offered in both Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacksonville, Florida. Lectures originate primarily from the Rochester campus and are made available to students in Florida using interactive video-enabled classrooms. All simulation labs and clinical rotations take place at your home campus.

We'll train you in hopes you’ll join us as a Mayo Clinic employee upon graduation, but we know you’ll be fully prepared for your first day on the job, wherever that may be.

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Explore what a sonographer does

Sonographers are trained to acquire and analyze sonographic images. During their day-to-day work, they help patients and perform ultrasound exams on various parts of the body to help the care team make an accurate diagnosis.

Brad Kruger, R.V.T., R.D.M.S.

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Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Jacksonville, FL

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochester, MN

Accreditation information

The Sonography Program (Florida and Minnesota) is an accredited program.


The Sonography Program is accredited by 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).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Phone: 443-973-3259
Fax: 866-738-3444

Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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