The essay should address the following:
1. Sonography is a quickly growing profession. Many students come into
this program without knowing what it really entails. How are you able to
demonstrate to the DMS program at TCC that you have researched
this profession and are truly willing to participate in the patient care and
other responsibilities that go along with sonography?
2. Ethics are ever important in healthcare. Cite one personal example (it
be something that happened to you, to someone in a class you were
in, to someone very close to you personally) encountered when a strict
code of ethics was not adhered to. What were the ramifications of the
event? What did you take away from that situation?
3. In todays workforce employers are forced to require workers to do
more with less. Sonography has been impacted too. There are less
positions opening and more rigorous expectations placed on career
seekers. IF you are accepted and graduate from the DMS program the
faculty often serve as graduate references. Please explain why the
faculty at TCC would or should feel comfortable writing a reference for
you and offer a few insights into how you are going to make a positive
impression throughout the program, both to the faculty and the clinical
sites. As you write this please be insightful and reflect honestly, can
you honestly expect the things you say to happen? If you look back at
this essay in two years will these comments seem reasonable?
4. The DMS program follows this code of ethics in the classroom and in
clinical. All students are expected to be responsible for their own
educational requirements without prompting. Expectations are well
above what most students think of as a community college program.
Students are treated as adults and expected to meet all program
requirements without debate. Explain how you have investigated this
program, the expectations of this program, and how you plan to meet
the time and work requirements that will be expected of you.
5. Please explain why you want to become a Diagnostic Medical
6. Sonography is a stressful occupation. Conflicts caused by
misunderstandings happen. How would you handle issues of conflict
between yourself, classmates or instructors/clinical instructors?
7. Lastly, with approximately 150 applications this year, many students
will meet the minimal requirements, but still not be accepted into the
program. Why should TCC select you? What do you bring to this
program that will enhance the community? How can you ensure the
program faculty that youre prepared for the academic rigor of this
Notes on APA Style Requirements:
A minimum of 4 supporting references to provide background information
Only published books or peer reviewed journal articles
Web citations must be shown to be a valid site (i.e.
academic or medical site, not entertainment or magazines)