In October, the healthcare community unites to recognize the vital role of diagnostic medical sonographers during Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM). For UMI, this month is an opportunity to showcase the excellence and dedication of its Diagnostic Medical Sonography students through the vibrant event known as Sonographia.
Sonographia, an annual event pioneered by the United Medical Institute (UMI), stands as a shining testament to the prowess and potential of Diagnostic Medical Sonography students. This competition not only offers students a platform to showcase their talents but also invites them to engage with their community while receiving valuable feedback from industry experts.
A Platform for Skills and Professionalism
Sonographia is more than a competition; it's a celebration of skill and professionalism. The Sonogram Category of the competition challenges participants to submit high-quality ultrasound images. These submissions are meticulously evaluated based on criteria such as image clarity, proper annotation, absence of artifacts, and adherence to AIUM standardized optimization. For the Skill Demo category of the competition, students have the opportunity to record themselves performing their skills in patient positioning, knobology, and scanning.
Rewards and Recognition
The winners of both the Sonogram Competition and the Skill Demo category earn more than accolades. They receive a scholarship equivalent to a one-year Student Membership with Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and the honor of being recognized and promoted on UMI's social media platforms. Regardless of the outcome, all participants are awarded a Certificate of Participation, honoring their dedication and commitment.
What's New in 2023?
In 2023, Sonographia takes a leap forward in fostering community engagement.
Community Involvement: The LinkedIn and Facebook communities have the opportunity to participate as judges.
Professional Profile Enhancement: Participants and winners alike can proudly display their Sonographia materials on their professional and personal profiles.
Benefits of Participating in Sonographia
Feedback from Experts: Receive constructive feedback from seasoned sonographers and the broader community, honing your skills and knowledge.
Showcase Your Talents: Present your talents and abilities to a panel of experts and your peers, gaining recognition and confidence in your abilities.
Competitive Edge: Elevate your resume and become a more competitive applicant for jobs and internships by showcasing your participation in this esteemed competition.
Promote the Profession: Contribute to the promotion of the sonography profession, inspiring others to explore careers in this field and raising awareness about its significance in healthcare.
Professional Profile Enhancement: Strengthen your professional and personal profiles by adding your Sonographia materials, showcasing your dedication and achievements to potential employers and colleagues.
Sonographia is more than just a competition; it's a transformative experience for UMI's Diagnostic Medical Sonography students. It provides an opportunity to grow, learn, and showcase your talents while promoting the vital profession of sonography. If you're a student at UMI, don't miss out on the chance to participate in Sonographia – it's your gateway to a brighter future in the field of diagnostic medical sonography.