Program Structure

Ascension St. Vincent Sonography Program students are not entitled to the same benefits provided to associates of Ascension St. Vincent since students are not employed. However, enrolled students do receive services and have access to resources as a result of their enrollment in the program. Below is a summary of student services.


Enrolled students are also entitled to pastoral counseling for matters of personal or religious nature. Pastoral counseling is a private matter between the student and clinical pastoral services and is kept entirely confidential. 

Sonography Program students are eligible to receive the health services as describe below.

  1. Pre-enrollment Health Assessment. Pre-enrollment services include an immunization screening to assure compliance with hospital and regulatory requirements, respirator fit testing, and mandatory drug screening.
  2. Training-related injury: Should a student become injured during the course of their training, initial assessment and care is provided through the Ascension St. Vincent Office of Associate Health or, if the injury is more severe, through an Ascension St. Vincent Emergency Department. Follow-up care, if directed, is provided by the student’s personal healthcare provider. Approved out-of-pocket expenses are covered by an insurance policy held by Ascension St. Vincent.
  3. Training-related exposure to communicable disease: Initial assessment and care is provided through the Ascension St. Vincent Office of Associate Health.  Follow-up care, if necessary, occurs with the student’s personal healthcare provider.
  4. Annual surveillance to includes annual TB screening and influenza vaccinations.

Students are required to carry their own personal health insurance since health insurance is not provided to enrolled students. Ascension St. Vincent is not liable for any general illness that occurs to a student as a result of clinical training.