Welcome and thank you for allowing us to lead you in the study of diagnostic medical sonography. I have an exciting time of learning planned for you. As you begin your study I encourage you to make the most out of each day.

Through partnerships with many outstanding clinical affiliates, you have the opportunity to obtain an excellent sonography education. At these clinical affiliates you will find dedicated professionals that will be giving of their time to teach you.

Sonography is unique in the sense that because it is a very technically dependent skill students often get discouraged early on in the learning process. It is important that you trust me and let me lead. Listen to my guidance and believe me when I tell you that you’re on track and doing a good job even when you feel discouraged. Do not get discouraged when constructive criticism is given. If you really think about it, you will welcome constructive evaluations on how to improve throughout the year. This is one of the reasons you come to school.

Sonography is an exciting and challenging profession. Only you set the limits on how far you can go. Our profession has a lot of growing to do. It’s exciting for me to think that one of you or all of you may play a role in the shaping of our profession in the future. The door is wide open, I welcome you in.

Joseph Rothgeb, BS, RDMS, RVT