The first step is to change your major to Radiologic Technology, if you have not already done so. The second step is to see a Radiologic Technology academic adviser. If you don’t have one already, please see Advising & Student Transitions and ask them to assign you an academic adviser. The academic adviser will help you decide what classes to take. Then, continue taking classes at St. Cloud State and complete the requirements for the program. Being in the program does not guarantee admission to a clinical internship (which is required for the major).
In Radiologic Technology, job shadowing is the process of observing Radiologic Technologists during their working day as they do their work and image patients. For the St. Cloud State Radiologic Technology program we require job shadowing (done as a college student), which should be completed as soon as possible. Since you must be a college student to start the job shadowing, the earliest that you can start the job shadowing is the first day of class of your college freshman year. You may do the shadowing at any hospital or imaging center (not a clinic) that does x-ray imaging. Record your job shadowing hours using the Radiologic Technology job shadowing report form. Turn in the completed paper form to the SCSU Radiologic Technology Program Director as soon as the job shadowing is completed. If you need a new copy of the form, always obtain the latest version here using the link provided.
Number of Job Shadowing Hours Required: 12 hours.
You can do the job shadowing at any hospital or imaging center (not a clinic) that does x-ray imaging. If you are interested in doing this at St. Cloud Hospital, please contact:
CentraCare Health Education and Professional Development Department firstname.lastname@example.org (320) 255-5642 (It is best to use email to contact them).
Another local option is RAYUS Radiology, 251 County Rd 120, Suite D, St. Cloud, MN 56303. Website: https://rayusradiology.com/locations/st-cloud-northwest/ (at the website: scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Contact").
You can do the job shadowing at any hospital or imaging center (not a clinic) that does x-ray imaging. The traditional way to do this is to contact the diagnostic imaging departments of hospitals close to where you live and ask them if you can do the job shadowing there.
This is not an exhaustive list, but in the past students have done job shadowing at many hospitals outside St. Cloud, including Lakewood Health System (Staples), St. Gabriel's Hospital (Little Falls), and Meeker Memorial Hospital (Litchfield). In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area students have done job shadowing at Children's Hospital (Minneapolis), Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park), Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park), North Memorial Hospital (Robbinsdale), Fairview Ridges Hospital and Clinic (Burnsville), Woodwinds Health Campus (Woodbury), Regions Hospital (St. Paul), Suburban Imaging Center (Coon Rapids and other sites clustered around Minneapolis/St. Paul), and Ridgeview Medical Center (Waconia).
This is a high priority. Spend some time trying to learn about Radiologic Technology by looking at websites and by talking to people who are in the field. You might have friends or relatives in the field, or you might have a friend who has a friend that works as a Radiologic Technologist, etc. If you get any medical imaging done definitely talk to the Radiologic Technologist and tell them that you are interested and ask them if they have any extra time during a break to talk to you.
Try to be creative and think about different ways to learn about the Radiologic Technology profession while you are waiting. Learn about the "good" aspects of the job and also the challenging aspects.
Keep a complete log of what you have learned, where you learned it, and your thoughts and impressions.
PHIL212 is used to satisfy a medical ethics requirement at one of the hospitals. Yes, it is required as part of the courses you need to take at St. Cloud State. It is best to take PHIL212 at St. Cloud State.
If you cannot take it here, then acceptable substitutes are: PHIL1440 at Alexandria Technical and Community College; PHIL1110 or PHIL1200 at Anoka-Ramsey Community College; PHIL1112 at Inver Hills Community College; PHIL1130 at Lake Superior College; PHIL1020 at North Hennepin Community College; PHIL 1135 at Rochester Community and Technical College; PHIL1320 at St. Cloud Technical and Community College; and PHIL252 at the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, ND). Always ask before substituting a course not listed here. Send questions about this to email@example.com.