John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences and Prominent New York Medical Imaging Experts Bring Innovative Educational Programs to New York City
Program Fast Tracks Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Degree to 16 Months, Allows Students to Take Courses Without Leaving Current Jobs
January 13, 2021 08:48 AM Eastern Standard Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new, career-focused technical school is now available to NYC residents. John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences has teamed with Staten Island-based medical imaging experts, Anthony Mungo, RT and Thomas Petrone, Ph.D. to launch the region’s first hybrid, career-based Radiologic Technology Program.
“Today there are more complex and sophisticated scanning methods like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and Mammography that have allowed radiologic technologists to expand their careers and grow professionally.”
The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (ASRT) program was developed to create a pathway for high school graduates and working adults to obtain a college degree within 16 months without the need to leave their current job, versus typical programs that take two years and are rarely designed to accommodate those in current jobs without having to leave their employment. The ASRT program blends virtual learning and physical classes as well as clinical rotations at local imaging centers and hospitals. Classwork is online with a 3-day boot camp each trimester held within the geographic region, clinical rotations are also held at local medical facilities.
The program also has pathways so that graduates can continue straight into BS and MS degrees or pause their educations to work. Until now, this specific type of education flexibility was not available locally. The program differentiates itself from most others in having actual board-certified physicists deliver the education in those technical subjects, presenting them in a practical and understandable manner. This will help prepare students to obtain the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in radiologic technology.
The deadline to initiate the application for the next class is January 17, 2021.
As technology has expanded and the population has aged, so has demand for highly skilled men and women to fill the varied positions available to radiologic technologists with attractive starting salaries. RTs make up the third-largest group of health care professionals—surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. Also known as Radiographers, RTs complete specialized training to accurately position patients and produce images of organs, extremities and other parts of the body that doctors then use to diagnose and determine treatment plans for injuries and disease.
Anthony Mungo, RT, program co-founder, a lifelong resident of Staten Island, founder of Advanced Imaging Review and a long time NY Presbyterian Radiology Administrator, stated, “Careers in radiography have become much more diverse as the field of radiology has grown and evolved from the initial discovery of x-rays in 1895.”
Program co-founder Thomas Petrone, founder, and Chief Medical Physicist of Petrone Associates located also in Staten Island, added, “Today there are more complex and sophisticated scanning methods like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and Mammography that have allowed radiologic technologists to expand their careers and grow professionally.”
John Patrick University founder and President Brent Murphy commented, “The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is really an opportunity for New Yorkers to tap into a very strong career track, and in a compressed period of time. This is particularly economically efficient for those who are already working and looking to change careers without having to quit work and potentially go into debt.
He continued, “We worked closely with program co-founders Mr. Mungo and Dr. Petrone, who are extremely well known in the field, to develop the curricula and they will be a core part of the program along with a team of medical physicists, radiologic technologists and other educators, that they have recruited. They are not only passionate about educating the next generation of technologists, they are also proud to bring career opportunities to fellow New Yorkers.”
For information on the Radiologic Technology program:
For information on all programs, visit John Patrick University online at www.jpu.edu, or call 574-232-2408 to speak with an admissions specialist.