Medical Imaging Club, Honor Society, and Awards
Medical Imaging students have many opportunities to get involved in the community through service projects and fundraising; qualify for induction into the Lambda Nu Honor Society; and earn awards to recognize their achievements.
The purposes of the Medical Imaging Club are to:
- advance the science of Medical Imaging,
- establish high standards of education and training, and
- unify the Medical Imaging Majors.
Main functions of the Club include; raising the standards of education and morale of the students, providing a means of discussion for better patient care, and initiating and maintaining rules and regulations for the students. It also serves as a means whereby student and faculty issues may be discussed and evaluated by means of "Liaison", and it encourages participation in educational pursuits in professional organizations. There may be guest lecturers to keep us current in our field.
The Club is a University Student Government recognized organization. It exists as a means of promoting cohesiveness among Medical Imaging majors. Fundraisers are held for the purpose of earning money so that students can attend professional seminars and participate in related activities. Students may earn money through these fundraisers to be credited to their own account, which is encouraged to be used for seminars, class pins, etc. In the event there is a balance at graduation a check will be issued to the student.
All students may hold an office in the Club. President must be a member of the Junior or Senior class, while the Vice-President, Communications Coordinator and Secretary may be from any of the four levels. Elections are held each April.
Medical Imaging Department Award for Academic Excellence
This award is presented to the graduating seniors (both December and May) with the highest cumulative grade point average in the major (minimum 3.30). In the event there is a tie in the overall GPA between two students in the same category, the highest number of credits taken at Misericordia University will be used as first tie breaker. If this is the same, the second tie breaker will be highest GPA in the major. If this is the same, two awards will be given. They are presented in May at the Awards Ceremony.
Jane DeMaio Clinical Excellence Award
An award of excellence is presented to the senior who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the clinical education center as determined by the Department Clinical Faculty and affiliate Clinical Instructors, utilizing quantitative summative evaluation forms. There must be a minimum score of 89% on these evaluations to be considered for this award. It is presented in May at the Awards ceremony.
The award is sponsored through a fund set up by the friends and relatives in memory of Jane DeMaio, a registered radiologic technologist at Mercy Hospital (now Regional Hospital of Scranton), from 1973-2001. It is presented to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of cooperation, dedication and patient care while achieving the highest standards of clinical excellence.
Student Standout (as determined by peers)
Created in 2010 by the senior class, this award is presented annually to a graduating senior, as determined by the senior class. It is presented at the Senior Recognition Luncheon held in May.
Student Standout (as determined by faculty)
This award is presented to a graduating senior who the faculty determines is worthy. This may not be a yearly award. If awarded, it is presented at the Senior Recognition Luncheon held in May.
Note: December graduates are considered for the aforementioned awards the following May in the class with whom they experienced the clinical portion of their education.
The Misericordia University Alpha Chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, was established in 2001. Membership in this honor society is based on an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and enrollment as a full-time Medical Imaging major for a minimum of four semesters. In addition, students must demonstrate evidence of professional commitment beyond the minimum program requirements, including, but not limited to:
- Active pursuit (or completion of) a research project
- Active membership in the Medical Imaging Club
- Involvement in university-wide student committees
- Involvement in medical-imaging-related activities