Radiation Sciences Programs

  • Radiologic Technology Tracks

    2013 - 2014 Application Process, Forms & Dates

    You are NOT required to have the prerequisites completed prior to application or acceptance. All transfer coursework must be submitted to the UI Admissions office before January 15 to be considered in the application process.

    Transfer Course Note: If you are completing courses outside of The University of Iowa, please include a printout of your Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 registration with your application. As soon as final grades are posted for these courses, be sure to have the official transcript(s) sent to the UI Admissions Office.

    The following application requirements must be submitted BY THE APPLICANT as a single packet. Packets will be accepted from October 1 to January 15 for the class that begins the following Fall semester. Packets missing requirements or postmarked after January 15 will NOT be considered.

    1. Completed Application Form
    2. Signed Technical Standards Form
    3. Completed Self-Disclosure Form
    4. Essays based on required questions
    5. Completed Job Shadowing & Health Care Experience Form

    Choice of second professional program: Rank order the programs on the application after careful consideration as each program has limited positions: CT (6), CVI (2), and MRI (6). The rank order is considered to be the applicant's final decision and candidates may not receive their first choice.

    Job-shadowing in RT diagnostic (general) radiology, CT, CVI, and MRI is strongly recommended prior to application. Having a clear understanding of the tasks a technologist performs in these areas is very important for understanding the career path. Job-shadows in these areas may be arranged at UI Healthcare.

    Health care experience
    is strongly recommended prior to application. Previous health care experience is regarded as one measure of the applicant’s interest in health care. In addition, such experiences offer a means by which the applicant can better understand the patient care role of the Radiologic Technologist and appreciate the relationship between health care providers. Health care experience can be gained through part-time and full-time employment or voluntary service. Hospitals, nursing homes, disability camps, and assisted living homes are just a few of the service areas that may offer such health care related opportunities. Below are links to UIHC web sites that offer volunteer and work opportunities. http://www.uihealthcare.com/infofor/volunteers/index.html http://www.uihealthcare.com/infofor/jobs/index.html

    Interviews will be granted to approximately 30 candidates that are selected from the applicant pool. All invited interviewees will receive an interview invitation via e-mail before January 22. Interviews will be held on Friday, February 7 and February 14.

    Acceptance decisions will be determined by March 1. Fourteen (14) candidates will be accepted for Fall semester admittance.

    Admittance of accepted candidates is contingent on (1) proof of all prerequisite course completion through transcript submission to the UI Admissions office prior to June 1, (If you cannot meet this deadline, please wait an addition year to apply.), (2) minimum of a 2.5 college GPA, and (3) passing of in- and out-of-state background checks.

    Mail Application Packets to:

    Radiologic Technology Education
    Department of Radiology - C723 GH
    The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1077

    Direct any questions to Mary Huinker:
    E-mail: mary-huinker@uiowa.edu
    Phone: 319-356-3861

    Applicant Profile & Admission Factors

    Class Starting Year
    2013
    2012
    2011
    # of Candidates Selected
    14
    21
    21
    Average High School GPA
    3.57
    3.63
    3.54
    Average College GPA
    3.17
    3.30
    3.24
    Median High School GPA
    3.53
    3.86
    3.60
    Median College GPA
    3.17
    3.39
    3.57
    Average Job-Shadowing Hours
    32
    29
    13
    Job Shadowing Class Range
    8 - 124
    4 - 84
    4 -126
    Average Health Care Experience Hours
    218
    328
    160
    Health Care Experience Class Range
    20 - 720
    20 - 2316
    25 - 500

     The Radiologic Technology Education’s Admission Committee takes considerable time evaluating each applicant. The pie chart below provides a graphic representation of the approximate values placed on different aspects of each applicant’s application in selecting students to become technologists.

    Academic points are given for high school and post-secondary GPA.