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Radiologic Technology Clinical Affiliations / Internship Sites

The clinical internship is a balanced model utilizing competency and performance evaluations which are designed to measure the student’s cognitive skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to present an appropriate and professional affect to patients and staff.
These evaluation tools are structured to reflect an increasingly higher level of difficulty for all clinical experiences as the students move through the program.

Students accepted to the program are assigned to a clinical education center by the program placement committee. The committee makes the assignment after considering the residence of the student and after reviewing the geographic of the class as a whole and according to a student’s needs.

The clinical objectives for each clinical practicum course will determine the room rotation schedules within a clinical practicum site. In order to meet the educational needs of all students the clinical assignments may be changed at any time as determined by the Program Director, Clinical Coordinators and Clinical Instructors.

Students are typically assigned to two (2) different clinical practicum sites during the course of their program of study.

A student’s clinical assignment(s) may be some distance from a student’s home. Each student is responsible for providing his/her own transportation to and from these clinical sites.

The radiology program at Massasoit has thirteen clinical affiliations that cover the Cape Cod area, Southeastern Massachusetts, and the greater Brockton region. The radiography program at Massasoit Community College is proud to have affiliations agreements with these exceptional area hospitals that students greatly benefit from their clinical experiences.

Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MAJordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA
Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MAMorton Hospital, Taunton, MA
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, MATobey Hospital, Wareham, MA
Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MASt. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, MA
South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MASturdy Memorial Hospital, Attelboro, MA
Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MASt. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, MA
Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA 

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR is responsible for the day to day supervision of the students while they are on a clinical site. Responsibilities of the CI include scheduling area and room assignments, weekly classroom sessions, evaluating and maintaining files for each of the students.

MASSASOIT CLINICAL COORDINATOR is in continuous contact with the clinical site by observation visits, by-semester CI meetings, Trajecsys clinical management and tracking system for radiography students and direct immediate access through the college.

CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS’ MEETINGS
The Clinical Instructors and the Massasoit Director and Coordinator meet at the beginning and the end during each academic semester. These meetings are designed to afford the clinical affiliates an opportunity to meet and discuss issues, review and refine policies and to assess the effectiveness of the clinical training and evaluation procedures.
Minutes of meeting emailed to the CI’S and are kept on file at the college.

SPECIALIZED ROTATIONS
Students placed at a hospital that does not have pediatric facilities will be assigned a short term rotation at a facility that has pediatric radiology.
This will afford them opportunity to complete their pediatric competencies.

ELECTIVE ROTATIONS*
Students will rotate through the following areas after all the assigned competencies are done: Cardiac Cath, CT, Interventional/Angiography, MRI, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Elective rotations are usually done during the second year and the availability and length of the rotations are determined by the clinical instructor.

Elective rotations are strictly observational and no patient care is allowed while student is in this rotation.

CLINICAL SUSPENSION
In the event a student is suspended from a clinical practicum site the situation that resulted in the suspension will be investigated by the Clinical Instructor and Program Director. If at the conclusion of the investigation it is determined that the student’s suspension from the site was for valid reasons, or in the event of a suspension for valid reasons where the clinical site refuses to allow the student to return to the site following a clinical suspension, the Program and the College are under no obligation to assign that student to a different clinical site.

The suspended student has the right to initiate an appeal through the College’s due process as outlined in the Massasoit Student Radiography Handbook. The results of the appeal process will determine the student’s future status in the program and clinical placement.