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Features Health & Wellness Radiography students in clinical rotations

First-year students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program who have begun their clinical rotations are pictured here with their instructors. Front row, from left: Brittany Maney of Hayesville (Habersham Medical Center); Cassie Cassels of Clyde (MedWest Haywood); JC Blake of Fletcher (MedWest Haywood); Carlea Cook of Franklin (Angel Medical); Chelsea Ramsey of Waynesville (MedWest Haywood); Christina Zorcik of Clyde (MedWest Harris); Jovy Phuong of Franklin (MedWest Swain). Back row, from left: Meg Rollins Petty, Program Coordinator; Celina Guffey of Franklin (Habersham Medical Center); Joe Cloer of Franklin (Murphy Medical); Kelsey Apel of Franklin (Angel Medical); Marc Parks of Cashiers (Murphy Medical); Erika Bailey of Tryon (Cherokee); Kelly Arch of Cherokee (MedWest Harris); and Kim Argo, Clinical Coordinator.Thirteen Southwestern Community College radiography students are in the middle of clinical rotations at a variety of area hospitals.

Among those students are Carlea Cook, Jovy Phuong, Celina Guffey, Joe Cloer and Kelsey Apel of Franklin. Cook and Apel are assigned to Angel Medical while Phuong is at MedWest Swain, and Cloer is at Murphy Medical. Guffey is doing her rotations at Habersham Medical Center.

On their first set of rotations, these students will work under the direction of radiography professionals and will assist in the taking of XRays as well as other daily tasks.

All the students are working toward a twoyear, associates degree. Upon graduation, they can work in diagnostic x-ray departments or continue to specialty areas like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), nuclear medicine, sonography, mammography, CT (Computed Tomography), radiation therapy or continue their education and work toward a bachelor’s degree.

“We’re very excited about this group of first-year students,” said Meg Rollins Petty, program coordinator at SCC. “They’ll get five semesters of academic and clinical training, and they’re on track to graduate in May of 2015 with all the skills they need to begin a rewarding a prosperous career.”

For more information, visit www.southwesterncc.edu.


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