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.