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Clinical Experience

College of Health Sciences
Clinical Education Policies
(updated May 2014)

Once a student is selected for placement in a clinical education center, the complete set of the Policies and Procedures relating to the clinic, as published in the program Clinical Education Manual and Student Handbook, is expected to be read thoroughly by each student and will be reviewed by the clinical faculty prior to commencement of clinical experience. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the clinical education centers. Misericordia University is currently affiliated with the following clinical education centers:

  • Advanced Imaging Specialists, Dunmore, PA
  • Commonwealth Health Diagnostic Imaging, Forty-Fort, PA
  • Geisinger Regional Ambulatory Campus,Wilkes-Barre, PA*
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, PA
  • Geisinger Orthopedics, Plains Twp., PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), Hazleton, PA
  • Hazleton Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton-LVHN-Hazleton, PA
  • Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA
  • RediCare Medical Center, Taylor, PA
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton, PA
  • Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA
  • Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Viewmont Medical Services, Scranton, PA
  • Vision Imaging, Kingston, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre Imaging Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA*
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital - General Campus, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital - Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville,PA

Additional clinical education centers available to the students during their senior year are:

  • Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA (limited basis)*
  • Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC), Dunmore, PA
  • Pocono Medical Center, E. Stroudsburg,PA
  • Radiation Medicine Specialists, Forty-Fort, PA
  • The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care, Scranton, PA
  • Wyoming Valley Imaging Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA*


*Inactive Sites


Clinical Education is experienced during the following semesters, and on the following days, during the day shift hours, unless otherwise noted:

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I: MI 140 (spring) – students will report to the clinical education center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, (including outpatient & evening rotations of 2 clinical weeks) less school breaks and holidays.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II: MI 160 (summer) – students will report to the clinical education center each day, Monday through Friday, less holidays during Term A. (including 1 weekend & 1 week each of evening & outpatient clinical education rotation).

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III: MI 225 (fall) – students will report to the clinical education center every Tuesday and Thursday, (including outpatient & evening rotations of 2 clinical weeks) less school breaks and holidays.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV: MI 245 (spring) – students will report to the clinical education center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, (including evening and alternate area rotations) less school breaks and holidays. (New Rotation) (No outpatient).

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE V: MI 260 (summer) – students will report to the clinical education center each day, Monday through Friday, (including outpatient & evening rotations of 1 clinical week) less holidays during Term B.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VI: MI 265 (fall) – students will report to the clinical education center on Mondays and Wednesdays only, less school breaks and holidays. (Internship option or minor rotation).

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VII: MI 275 (spring) – students will report to the clinical education center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, less school breaks and holidays. (Continuation of Internship option).

Internship

The internship option is an extensive experience in a particular specialty area of medical imaging in order to gain cross-training and/or experience under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner in that area. The student has the option of applying for an internship in one of the following areas (Availability of areas may vary depending upon commitments from clinical education centers.): CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Cardiac Catheterization, Special Procedures, Radiation Oncology, and Bone Densitometry.