The Misericordia University Medical Imaging Club recently donated $500 to the Geisinger Foundation and the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital during a check presentation ceremony at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Club officers made the donation after medical imaging majors sold candy bars as a fundraiser. Geisinger and the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital were chosen as beneficiaries because students in the club wanted to represent the university's charisms of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality and pay them forward.
Misericordia University has the only Bachelor of Science-level medical imaging program in northeastern Pennsylvania and is one of only two in the state. Nationally, there are 33 programs accredited by JRCERT. The program features four full-time faculty members with more than 90 combined years of professional and academic experience who are also cross-trained in multiple disciplines.
The medical imaging program also has strong relationships with 29 clinical sites in the region, some of which have been with the program since its inception in 1973. This relationship affords MU students valuable clinical internships at prestigious facilities that provide real-world experience.
Medical imaging students at Misericordia concentrate on radiography until their senior year. During their senior year, students experience an internship that affords them clinical education experience in advanced imaging modalities. A career in medical imaging offers numerous opportunities due to the myriad of specialty fields. A medical imaging major, for example, can specialize in radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and computed tomography, to name a few. There also are opportunities in education, management and sales in the imaging sciences.
For more information about the medical imaging program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/mi. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 32 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2016 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
The Misericordia University Medical Imaging Club donated $500 to the Geisinger Foundation and the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital. Participating in the check presentation ceremony at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, from left, are
Lynn Blazaskie, B.S.R.T.(R), clinical instructor and co-adviser, Cheyenne Wulff, Wyalusing, Pa., club president; Kaitlin Fink, Catawissa, Pa., club secretary; Kristina Brunn, Geisinger, and Allison McIntyre, Ashland, Pa., vice president.