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You are responsible for paying any amount due in full at the time you come in for healthcare services. We accept most private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation, please check with your provider. We will bill your insurance company for all covered services you receive. You will receive a bill for services not covered by your insurance company and you will be responsible for paying for these services.


Grady Health System accepts cash, check, traveler’s check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. A valid, government issued form of identification must accompany your check, traveler’s check, money order or credit card.


Payment plans can be arranged for patients who need additional time to make all necessary payments based on Grady’s financial assistance and payment guidelines. If you want to arrange a payment plan, contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm


We are committed to providing accessible, comprehensive health care in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. In keeping with this goal, Grady has developed a variety of financial options aimed at addressing the needs of patients without insurance coverage.

If you do not live in Fulton or DeKalb County, and you come to a Grady facility for non-emergency or non-specialty outpatient medical care, you will be required to pay in full for your medical services before you will be seen by a healthcare provider. We encourage all uninsured patients to complete the financial assistance process so that you can receive the appropriate discount for services. Those who do not go through financial assistance will be asked to pay the full cost of their care.


Insurance plans Grady accepts:

COMMERCIAL PLANS

  • Aetna – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access, EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access
  • Cigna – all products –  HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access 
  • Coventry – all – products – HMO, PPO
  • Humana – HMO, POS, PPO
  • PHCS – PPO
  • Veteran’s Choice Program

MARKETPLACE PLANS

  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Humana

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

  • Aetna – HMO, PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO, PPO
  • Eon Health
  • Healthspring (Cigna)
  • Humana – PPO (not HMO)
  • Peach State Advantage
  • WellCare – HMO, PPO

MEDICAID/GEORGIA FAMILY PLANS 

Amerigroup Community Care
Peach State Health Plan
WellCare of Georgia
CareSource – coming July 1, 2017


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Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions (37)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Standardized test scores
    • SAT I: minimum math and critical reading score of 850, or
    • ACT: minimum composite score of 18
  • Satisfactory graduation from a nationally or regionally accredited Radiologic Technology program
  • Completion of postsecondary education at a regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.  A 2.0 or higher college course average will be considered for:  
    • Algebra or a higher level mathematics
    • English or Speech
    • Information Technology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Imaging and Processing
    • Radiation Physics
    • General Physics
    • Research Methodology
  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree is required.
  • Official college transcript of courses completed in all colleges or other postsecondary programs of study
  • Certification in good standing by the ARRT or eligible to write, and subsequently pass, the ARRT certification examination by the end of the first semester if provisionally accepted
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A degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
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Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant must go to www.gradyhealth.org/imaging to apply online.

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For the School of Radiation Therapy, online applications are accepted year round.  To be considered for Fall admission, application and portfolio documents must be postmarked by April 1.

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Classes for the School of Radiation Therapy begin in the Fall of each year.

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Radiation Therapy – 13 maximum

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  Students not admitted must reapply.

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The application fee check or money order should be made payable to Grady Health System. (Personal checks must include driver’s license number, date of birth and identification expiration date)

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder for you.
  • Go online at gradyhealth.org/imaging to reapply.
  • Send in the $35.00 application fee to the School office.
  • Since your SAT/ACT score, official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a criminal background check and drug screen performed through www.advantagestudents.com.

Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a criminal background check and drug screen performed through www.advantagestudents.com.

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If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before application to the program.  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

 

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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I/ACT score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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  • Physical examination
    • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B and titer
    • Varicella (2 doses) and/or titers
  • PPD 
    • If PPD is positive or applicant has received BCG vaccine, further testing and/or documentation of treatment will be required.
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No.  Applicants from other Radiation Therapy programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start the program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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Yes.  The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org.

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Upon graduation from Grady’s hospital-based programs, graduates receive a certificate from Grady Health System.   Radiation Therapy graduates take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Only colleges are accredited to award a degree.

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The program’s 5-year average can be found on the JRCERT website www.jrcert.org.

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Entry-level salary ranges in metro Atlanta hospitals are approximately:                                     

Radiation Therapy                $27 – 31 per hour             $56,160 – 64,480 annually

National salary information may be obtained in the following source:

Radiation Therapists                           http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291124.htm#st

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No.  The school does not have job placement, however the program’s 5-year average for finding employment 12 months post-graduation is 75-95%.  Job placement rates vary with the current job market.

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3610

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions (37)

Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 15 credit hours from GPC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 26 out of the required 31 credit hours of general education courses at Georgia Perimeter College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from GPC.

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The web address for GPC is www.gpc.edu/healthscience.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Office of Health Science at 678-891-3195.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 18 credit hours from AMSC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 20 out of the required 36 credit hours of general education courses at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from AMSC.

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The web address for AMSC is http://www.atlm.edu/academics/radiologyprogram.aspx.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions at 404-756-4025.

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The AS degree is awarded by the college (Georgia State University Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College) upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology component (70 credit hours) at Grady Health System.   

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A certificate in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon graduation to those who already had a degree prior to enrollment.

 

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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Classes for the School of Radiologic Technology begin in August. 

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Radiologic Technology – 25

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  For the Radiologic Technology program, interviews will be conducted from January through April.  The Admissions Committees will select the approved number of students and alternates for each program by the end of May for the class that starts in August.

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The application fee check or money order should be made payable to Grady Health System.  Driver’s license or ID number and telephone number must be on the check.

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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder for you.
  • Go online at gradyhealth.org/imaging to reapply between September 1 and March 1.
  • Send in the $35.00 application fee to the School office.
  • Since your critical score (SAT, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score), official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a background check and drug screen performed through.

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If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before applicant is interviewed by the program.  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire program, the same as any new student.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire 24 month program, the same as any new student.

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  • Physical examination
  • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B and titer
    • Varicella (2 doses) and titers
  • PPD 
    • If PPD is positive or applicant has received BCG vaccine, further testing and/or documentation of treatment will be required.
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No.  Applicants from other Radiologic Technology programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start a program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3610
jcmcfry@GMH.EDU

 

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions (23)

Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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Currently, up to 12 students may be accepted.   

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  The Admissions Committee will select students and alternates.

 

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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder.
  • Go online
  • Since your SAT/ACT score, official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.  Shadowing opportunities in ultrasound are preferred.

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Applicants from other Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs will not be accepted as transfer or advanced placement students.  Course credit will be accepted for prerequisite courses into our program if completed with a grade of “C” or better and the previous institution is properly accredited.  You must start the Grady Health System program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Upon graduation from Grady’s hospital-based program, graduates receive a certificate from Grady Health System. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students/graduates take the certification examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), as do students and graduates of other CAAHEP accredited programs. Only colleges are accredited to award a degree.

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Entry-level salary ranges in metro Atlanta hospitals are approximately:                                     

 $23 – 29 per hour             $47,840 – 60,320 annually

National salary information may be obtained in the following source:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm

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No.  The school does not have job placement, however the program’s 6-year average (5 graduating classes) for finding employment 12 months post-graduation is 86.4%.  Job placement rates vary with the current job market.  Some graduates do not seek employment within the first year. Example: take time off to start a family.

 

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the 18-month program, the same as any new student.

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Billing And Insurance (11)

You are responsible for paying any amount due in full at the time you come in for healthcare services. We accept most private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation, please check with your provider. We will bill your insurance company for all covered services you receive. You will receive a bill for services not covered by your insurance company and you will be responsible for paying for these services.


Grady Health System accepts cash, check, traveler’s check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. A valid, government issued form of identification must accompany your check, traveler’s check, money order or credit card.


Payment plans can be arranged for patients who need additional time to make all necessary payments based on Grady’s financial assistance and payment guidelines. If you want to arrange a payment plan, contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm


We are committed to providing accessible, comprehensive health care in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. In keeping with this goal, Grady has developed a variety of financial options aimed at addressing the needs of patients without insurance coverage.

If you do not live in Fulton or DeKalb County, and you come to a Grady facility for non-emergency or non-specialty outpatient medical care, you will be required to pay in full for your medical services before you will be seen by a healthcare provider. We encourage all uninsured patients to complete the financial assistance process so that you can receive the appropriate discount for services. Those who do not go through financial assistance will be asked to pay the full cost of their care.


A Grady Patient Financial Service team member can assist in addressing any questions you may have about your bill. If you want to discuss your bill, you may contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm We appreciate your commitment to resolving your bills.

As you anticipate clinic visits, tests, procedures or hospitalization, we want you to be aware of our various financial assistance programs in case you have concerns about paying for your medical care. All of our financial assistance programs have eligibility requirements. Grady Health System may discount some or your entire bill and/or help you make payment arrangements.


A Financial Counselor will evaluate your financial status to determine if you are eligible for a reduction on the amount you owe. In order to determine if you qualify for Financial Assistance, please bring the following documents:

Personal Identification (driver’s license, State of Georgia identification card, etc.)

  • Medicare Card (if applicable)
  • Visa or Resident Alien Card (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency (lease contract, utility bills, rent receipt, food stamps, voter registration card, etc.)
  • Proof of Income (current pay check stub, Social Security Administration letter, unemployment claim, etc.)
  • Proof of Number of Dependents (most recent tax return, dependents’ birth certificates, etc.)

A Financial Counselor can help address any questions you have about eligibility requirements and required documentation. For an appointment with a Financial Counselor to determine if you are eligible, please call (404) 616-6920. Your information will be evaluated for financial assistance.


We will bill your insurance company first; your insurance company will pay according to your benefits. You may have a patient responsibility that includes non-covered charges, co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance. Therefore, you will receive bills based on your benefits as determined by your insurance company.


Yes, you may. Grady Health System has many providers that participate in your care. Therefore, a provider from Emory University School of Medicine or Morehouse School of Medicine may send separate bills for your care.


Charges for hospital services incurred as a result of a verified work-related injury will be treated as a workers’ compensation. However, as the patient you complete the information with your employer and assure your workers’ compensation claim is approved. In case your worker’s compensation claim is denied, we will also request you provide us with your medical insurance information.


If you receive treatment as a result of an automobile accident, we must confirm this information with the automobile insurance to bill your claim. We also will collect information about your commercial insurance at the same time in case the automobile insurance denies your claim.


Insurance plans Grady accepts:

COMMERCIAL PLANS

  • Aetna – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access, EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access
  • Cigna – all products –  HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access 
  • Coventry – all – products – HMO, PPO
  • Humana – HMO, POS, PPO
  • PHCS – PPO
  • Veteran’s Choice Program

MARKETPLACE PLANS

  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Humana

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

  • Aetna – HMO, PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO, PPO
  • Eon Health
  • Healthspring (Cigna)
  • Humana – PPO (not HMO)
  • Peach State Advantage
  • WellCare – HMO, PPO

MEDICAID/GEORGIA FAMILY PLANS 

Amerigroup Community Care
Peach State Health Plan
WellCare of Georgia
CareSource – coming July 1, 2017


Burns (10)

The Burn Center is staffed by a highly qualified team of Emory University School of Medicine surgeons and Grady nurses certified in critical burn and advanced wound care for adults and children. It is because of our exceptional team of doctors and staff that patients from all over the country choose to receive their treatment here, where qualified specialists can make the best decisions about your care and treatment.  


Stop the burning. Remove the source of heat or chemical.

Remove burned clothing. Clothing only traps in the heat. If clothing is stuck to the skin, carefully cut the clothing loose from the surrounding areas, but do not try to peel clothing from damaged skin.

If a burn victim has clothing stuck to their skin, immediate medical attention is necessary.

Cool the burn. Hold the burned area under cool running water for 10-15 minutes. This stops the burning process and relieves pain.

Never apply ointments, salves, ice or butter to a burn. This will trap the heat and promote infection.

Cover with a clean, dry, dressing sheet.

Immediately call for medical help.


There are three ways to become a patient at the Grady Burn Center.

  1. Call (404) 616-2876 or (888) 616-2876 to make an appointment at our outpatient center.
  2. Go to your local Emergency Department, and they can transfer you to the Grady Burn Center
  3. Go directly to the Grady Emergency Department, and you will be transferred to the Burn Center

Never apply ointments, salves, ice or butter to a burn. This will trap the heat and promote infection.

Sunburns are no different than other types of burns – large blistered areas should be seen in the emergency department.

Burns destroy skin and the loss of skin can lead to infection, dehydration and hypothermia (loss of body heat). Make sure that burn victims get emergency medical help if experiencing any of the following:

  •         dizziness or confusion
  •         weakness
  •         fever or chills
  •         shivering
  •         cold sweats

You are responsible for paying any amount due in full at the time you come in for healthcare services. We accept most private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation, please check with your provider. We will bill your insurance company for all covered services you receive. You will receive a bill for services not covered by your insurance company and you will be responsible for paying for these services.

Grady Health System accepts cash, check, traveler’s check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. A valid, government issued form of identification must accompany your check, traveler’s check, money order or credit card.

Payment plans can be arranged for patients who need additional time to make all necessary payments based on Grady’s financial assistance and payment guidelines. If you want to arrange a payment plan, contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm


Yes. We see patients of all ages, from infants to older adults.  


At the Grady Burn Center, we believe in family-centered care and visitors are allowed at all hours. Your loved ones may visit you in your room when appropriate and can also relax in the spacious Patient and Family Lounge.  


Grady’s Burn Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that provides optimal care. The Burn Center patient care team includes:

  •         Physician specialists and surgeons
  •         Physical therapists
  •         Social workers
  •         Psychologists
  •         Nurses
  •         Occupational therapists
  •         Dietitians
  •         Chaplains

We offer burn suites where family members can sit with their loved ones through the night. We also offer special lodging rates at select hotels.


To inquire about a patient’s condition, immediate family members may call the Burn Center using the patient information card provided by the admitting nurse 24 hours a day, and speak to the nurse caring for the patient. These family members should identify themselves and give the patient’s name and ID card number. Condition reports are given only to immediate family members. It is recommended that one or two family members be designated to inquire about a patient’s condition. These family members can then relay the information to others. Friends must contact the family for information about a patient’s condition.


Cancer (9)

The top ten most common types of cancer seen at the GCCE are:

  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Cervical
  • Colon
  • Blood and Bone Marrow
  • Endometrial
  • Skin
  • Lymph nodes

The Georgia Cancer Coalition awarded Grady’s Cancer Center the designation because the Center brings together a multitude of oncologists and other specialists from Grady, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia State University to build a statewide network of people and organizations dedicated to providing exceptional cancer treatment. 


Patient navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. Cancer patient navigation at Grady involves working with a patient from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.


You are responsible for paying any amount due in full at the time you come in for healthcare services. We accept most private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation, please check with your provider. We will bill your insurance company for all covered services you receive. You will receive a bill for services not covered by your insurance company and you will be responsible for paying for these services.

Grady Health System accepts cash, check, traveler’s check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. A valid, government issued form of identification must accompany your check, traveler’s check, money order or credit card.

Payment plans can be arranged for patients who need additional time to make all necessary payments based on Grady’s financial assistance and payment guidelines. If you want to arrange a payment plan, contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.


Cancer can cause a variety of symptoms. Possible signs of cancer include the following:

  • new thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body
  • new mole or an obvious change in the appearance of an existing wart or mole
  • a sore that does not heal
  • nagging cough or hoarseness
  • changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • persistent indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  • unexplained changes in weight
  • unusual bleeding or discharge

Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are the 3 main types of cancer treatment. A person with cancer may have any or all of these treatments.


So far, more than 100 different types of cancer have been identified. But all forms of cancer start because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells.


Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent cancer, people can reduce their risk (chance) of developing cancer by:

  • not using tobacco products
  • choosing foods with less fat and eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
  • exercising regularly and maintaining a lean weight
  • avoiding the harmful rays of the sun, using sunscreen, and wearing clothing that protects the skin
  • talking with a doctor about the possible benefits of drugs proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers

Today, about 11 million people alive in the United States have had some type of cancer. Some of these people are cancer-free; others still have the disease.


Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Frequently Asked Questions (0)

The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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Currently, up to 12 students may be accepted.   

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  The Admissions Committee will select students and alternates.

 

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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder.
  • Go online
  • Since your SAT/ACT score, official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.  Shadowing opportunities in ultrasound are preferred.

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Applicants from other Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs will not be accepted as transfer or advanced placement students.  Course credit will be accepted for prerequisite courses into our program if completed with a grade of “C” or better and the previous institution is properly accredited.  You must start the Grady Health System program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Upon graduation from Grady’s hospital-based program, graduates receive a certificate from Grady Health System. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students/graduates take the certification examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), as do students and graduates of other CAAHEP accredited programs. Only colleges are accredited to award a degree.

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Entry-level salary ranges in metro Atlanta hospitals are approximately:                                     

 $23 – 29 per hour             $47,840 – 60,320 annually

National salary information may be obtained in the following source:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm

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No.  The school does not have job placement, however the program’s 6-year average (5 graduating classes) for finding employment 12 months post-graduation is 86.4%.  Job placement rates vary with the current job market.  Some graduates do not seek employment within the first year. Example: take time off to start a family.

 

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the 18-month program, the same as any new student.

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EMS (5)

EMS ride alongs are basically a chance for EMT, medical and nursing students to ride along in an Ambulance and observe how paramedics treat and manage patients in their unique hospital-based care environment, which is very different from providing the same medical care in a hospital.

Because there are issues regarding patient confidentiality, observer safety and legitimacy of a “random” person being allowed into complete strangers homes during medical emergencies, Grady EMS will not allow you to participate in an Ambulance Ride Along unless it is part of your training or new employee orientation.


Please contact Event EMS at (404) 809-1253 or via email at events@grady-ems.org to request Grady EMS support.


Current team consists of 12-14 members. Each member has completed training based on International Police/EMS Mountain Bike Association and Georgia traffic laws as relates to Bicycles.


All EMS billing is handled by a third party. If you have questions about your bill, please call (404) 616-3336 or (888) 294-4289, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.


We do not accept reservations for non-emergency transportation. Any request for non-emergency transportation should be addressed with your Grady healthcare provider or social worker.


Financial Aid - Frequently Asked Questions (12)

The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Financial Aid - Frequently Asked Questions (12)

The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Financial Aid – Frequently Asked Questions (16)

Radiologic Technology – $1,570/semester or $9420 total for 2 years (6 semesters)

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  • ADVANTAGE STUDENT Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check – $78.50
  • symplr® CHOA Drug Screen & Background check – $49.00/year
  • HPSO Professional Liability Insurance – $37.00/year
  • Technology Fee – $50.00/semester
  • Trajecys – $150.00 total
  • CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers – Part 1) Online Training Module – $25.00
  • Uniform Scrub Top and Pants (5 sets recommended) – approx. $30.00/set
  • Uniform Shoes – approx. $60.00/pair
  • Books  – $700 – 900 (if purchased new)
  • Grady Parking – $10.80/month – MLK Lot (other clinical sites may require a parking fee, however most do not)   

Note: All costs are subject to change.

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Yes.  The program is eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.  The FAFSA must be processed by May 25 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

The Radiologic Technology program is also included on the Statewide Eligible Providers List (WIOA programs) through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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After reading the financial aid award letter, you may realize that the awards listed are not enough to cover all expenses. However, there are other loan options that may not be shown on the letter. Your parents (dependent students only) may be eligible for the Federal PLUS Program or you could consider getting a private student loan.

After receiving the financial aid award letter, you must let the school know whether or not you are accepting or declining the awards. A student DOES NOT have to accept all of the financial aid award funds that are offered.  Declining an award will not harm the award.

For more information about the financial aid award letter, contact the Financial Aid Administrator.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Medical Records (8)

The Health Information Management Department (Medical Records) is located on the first floor of Grady Memorial Hospital, Room – 1E056A.


Print and complete the Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) form and mail request along with a copy of a  government issued ID to:

Grady Health System
Medical Records Department, Box 26219
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

You may also choose to complete the consent form on-site in the Health Information Management Department at Grady during business hours Monday – Friday from 8a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


My Child

The parent or legal guardian must sign the consent release. Legal guardians will be asked to provide documentation of legal guardianship.

Patients who are 18 or older but unable to sign consent due to physical/mental illness

Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney (or other court appointed documentation) must be provided.

Patients who are deceased

Legal representation documentation must be provided (copy of Death Certificate, and/or a notarized Next of Kin affidavit).


Requests for copies will be processed within 10 business days.


Faxed requests are not accepted. However, we do accept faxes from doctor’s offices and other hospitals.


If you have any questions, please call the Medical Records department at (404) 616-4280.


Fees for personal records are as follows:

  • $0.97 per page for pages 1-20
  • $0.83 per page for pages 21-100
  • $0.66 per page exceeding 100

Certification Fee:  $9.70 per record.

The Georgia Office of Planning and Budget has approved these fees for cost related to medical record retrieval, copying and certification effective July 1, 2013.


Certified copies of Birth and Death Certificates are available through the Georgia Office of Vital Records. You may complete an online request for a Birth Certificate or Death Certificate, or you may call the office at (404) 679-4702.


Most Commonly-Asked (5)

You are responsible for paying any amount due in full at the time you come in for healthcare services. We accept most private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation, please check with your provider. We will bill your insurance company for all covered services you receive. You will receive a bill for services not covered by your insurance company and you will be responsible for paying for these services.


Grady Health System accepts cash, check, traveler’s check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment. A valid, government issued form of identification must accompany your check, traveler’s check, money order or credit card.


Payment plans can be arranged for patients who need additional time to make all necessary payments based on Grady’s financial assistance and payment guidelines. If you want to arrange a payment plan, contact Patient Financial Services at (404) 616-2991, during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm


We are committed to providing accessible, comprehensive health care in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. In keeping with this goal, Grady has developed a variety of financial options aimed at addressing the needs of patients without insurance coverage.

If you do not live in Fulton or DeKalb County, and you come to a Grady facility for non-emergency or non-specialty outpatient medical care, you will be required to pay in full for your medical services before you will be seen by a healthcare provider. We encourage all uninsured patients to complete the financial assistance process so that you can receive the appropriate discount for services. Those who do not go through financial assistance will be asked to pay the full cost of their care.


Insurance plans Grady accepts:

COMMERCIAL PLANS

  • Aetna – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access, EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access
  • Cigna – all products –  HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access 
  • Coventry – all – products – HMO, PPO
  • Humana – HMO, POS, PPO
  • PHCS – PPO
  • Veteran’s Choice Program

MARKETPLACE PLANS

  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Humana

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

  • Aetna – HMO, PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO, PPO
  • Eon Health
  • Healthspring (Cigna)
  • Humana – PPO (not HMO)
  • Peach State Advantage
  • WellCare – HMO, PPO

MEDICAID/GEORGIA FAMILY PLANS 

Amerigroup Community Care
Peach State Health Plan
WellCare of Georgia
CareSource – coming July 1, 2017


Radiation Technology (0)

Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 15 credit hours from GPC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 26 out of the required 31 credit hours of general education courses at Georgia Perimeter College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from GPC.

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The web address for GPC is www.gpc.edu/healthscience.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Office of Health Science at 678-891-3195.

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The applicant must obtain a minimum of 18 credit hours from AMSC in the prerequisite core college courses prior to making application.

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The student must complete at least 20 out of the required 36 credit hours of general education courses at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in order to qualify for an Associate’s degree from AMSC.

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The web address for AMSC is http://www.atlm.edu/academics/radiologyprogram.aspx.  You may also talk to an academic advisor by calling the Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions at 404-756-4025.

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The AS degree is awarded by the college (Georgia State University Perimeter College or Atlanta Metropolitan State College) upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology component (70 credit hours) at Grady Health System.   

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A certificate in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon graduation to those who already had a degree prior to enrollment.

 

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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Classes for the School of Radiologic Technology begin in August. 

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  For the Radiologic Technology program, interviews will be conducted from January through April.  The Admissions Committees will select the approved number of students and alternates for each program by the end of May for the class that starts in August.

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The application fee check or money order should be made payable to Grady Health System.  Driver’s license or ID number and telephone number must be on the check.

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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder for you.
  • Go online at gradyhealth.org/imaging to reapply between September 1 and March 1.
  • Send in the $35.00 application fee to the School office.
  • Since your critical score (SAT, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score), official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a background check and drug screen performed through.

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If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before applicant is interviewed by the program.  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I, ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire program, the same as any new student.

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No.  You must meet and submit all admissions requirements and, if accepted, you must complete the entire 24 month program, the same as any new student.

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  • Physical examination
  • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B and titer
    • Varicella (2 doses) and titers
  • PPD 
    • If PPD is positive or applicant has received BCG vaccine, further testing and/or documentation of treatment will be required.
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No.  Applicants from other Radiologic Technology programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start a program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3610
jcmcfry@GMH.EDU

 

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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Radiologic Technology – $1,570/semester or $9420 total for 2 years (6 semesters)

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  • ADVANTAGE STUDENT Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check – $78.50
  • symplr® CHOA Drug Screen & Background check – $49.00/year
  • HPSO Professional Liability Insurance – $37.00/year
  • Technology Fee – $50.00/semester
  • Trajecys – $150.00 total
  • CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers – Part 1) Online Training Module – $25.00
  • Uniform Scrub Top and Pants (5 sets recommended) – approx. $30.00/set
  • Uniform Shoes – approx. $60.00/pair
  • Books  – $700 – 900 (if purchased new)
  • Grady Parking – $10.80/month – MLK Lot (other clinical sites may require a parking fee, however most do not)   

Note: All costs are subject to change.

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Yes.  The program is eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.  The FAFSA must be processed by May 25 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

The Radiologic Technology program is also included on the Statewide Eligible Providers List (WIOA programs) through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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After reading the financial aid award letter, you may realize that the awards listed are not enough to cover all expenses. However, there are other loan options that may not be shown on the letter. Your parents (dependent students only) may be eligible for the Federal PLUS Program or you could consider getting a private student loan.

After receiving the financial aid award letter, you must let the school know whether or not you are accepting or declining the awards. A student DOES NOT have to accept all of the financial aid award funds that are offered.  Declining an award will not harm the award.

For more information about the financial aid award letter, contact the Financial Aid Administrator.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Radiation Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions (15)

Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a criminal background check and drug screen performed through www.advantagestudents.com.

Yes.  Students are provisionally accepted pending the passage of a criminal background check and drug screen performed through www.advantagestudents.com.

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If an applicant has a felony or misdemeanor conviction, the ARRT must determine eligibility for the Registry examination before application to the program.  The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will consider, for determination of eligibility, any felony or misdemeanor conviction of an applicant on a case-by-case basis. To obtain Ethics Review Pre-application information, contact the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf

 

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You can contact your local hospital, medical center, or nursing home and see if they have volunteer opportunities.

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Yes.  We use the SAT I/ACT score in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.  A degree is considered, but will not take the place of the SAT I/ACT score.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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  • Physical examination
    • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B and titer
    • Varicella (2 doses) and/or titers
  • PPD 
    • If PPD is positive or applicant has received BCG vaccine, further testing and/or documentation of treatment will be required.
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No.  Applicants from other Radiation Therapy programs will not be accepted as transfer students.  You must start the program from the first day and complete all courses and requirements to receive your certificate of completion.

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Yes.  The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org.

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Upon graduation from Grady’s hospital-based programs, graduates receive a certificate from Grady Health System.   Radiation Therapy graduates take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Only colleges are accredited to award a degree.

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The program’s 5-year average can be found on the JRCERT website www.jrcert.org.

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Entry-level salary ranges in metro Atlanta hospitals are approximately:                                     

Radiation Therapy                $27 – 31 per hour             $56,160 – 64,480 annually

National salary information may be obtained in the following source:

Radiation Therapists                           http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291124.htm#st

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No.  The school does not have job placement, however the program’s 5-year average for finding employment 12 months post-graduation is 75-95%.  Job placement rates vary with the current job market.

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The programs are 40 hours per week, and there is an ample amount of study and homework required.  The faculty recommends that students limit their employment to part time if possible.

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Grady Health System
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3610

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  • High school diploma or GED
  • Standardized test scores
    • SAT I: minimum math and critical reading score of 850, or
    • ACT: minimum composite score of 18
  • Satisfactory graduation from a nationally or regionally accredited Radiologic Technology program
  • Completion of postsecondary education at a regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.  A 2.0 or higher college course average will be considered for:  
    • Algebra or a higher level mathematics
    • English or Speech
    • Information Technology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Imaging and Processing
    • Radiation Physics
    • General Physics
    • Research Methodology
  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree is required.
  • Official college transcript of courses completed in all colleges or other postsecondary programs of study
  • Certification in good standing by the ARRT or eligible to write, and subsequently pass, the ARRT certification examination by the end of the first semester if provisionally accepted
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A degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
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Yes.  All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted directly to the schools’ admissions office in a sealed envelope from the institution.

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An applicant must go to www.gradyhealth.org/imaging to apply online.

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For the School of Radiation Therapy, online applications are accepted year round.  To be considered for Fall admission, application and portfolio documents must be postmarked by April 1.

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Classes for the School of Radiation Therapy begin in the Fall of each year.

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Radiation Therapy – 13 maximum

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No.  Selection of students is a competitive process.  Students not admitted must reapply.

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The application fee check or money order should be made payable to Grady Health System. (Personal checks must include driver’s license number, date of birth and identification expiration date)

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An applicant may send in the required information separately.  Once the online application and application fee have both been received, the program will start a file on the applicant.

 

 

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The programs use a point system to rank applicants, which include the following criteria:

  • High school GPA or GED
  • SAT I or ACT score
  • College hours and/or degrees
  • Personal interview
  • Personal references
  • Direct and/or indirect healthcare experience, volunteer work, or shadowing
  • National certification score, if applicable
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An applicant’s folder is kept on file for one year.  The steps to reapply are:

  • Contact the School office at (404) 616-3610, state that you are a previous applicant from last year, and request that the contents of your old application folder be transferred to a new applicant folder for you.
  • Go online at gradyhealth.org/imaging to reapply.
  • Send in the $35.00 application fee to the School office.
  • Since your SAT/ACT score, official high school transcript (or GED), and official college transcript(s) are on file, you do not have to request new transcripts.
  • If you have taken additional college courses since you applied last year, you must request an updated transcript for your new application folder.
  • Reference forms will be sent to the personal references that you list on your new application.
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Yes.  International applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL test with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:

  • PBT:  55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • CBT:  21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
  • iBT:   20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

 The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.

Alternative to TOEFL is the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate

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The program is offered 40 hours per week.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F

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No.  Applicants may view our admission requirements and application procedure on our School web site at www.gradyhealth.org/imaging.

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An applicant must contact a translation service to have the transcripts from high school and/or college converted into its U.S. Equivalency to include U.S. GPA, classes listed, grades received, and type of degree obtained.

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Yes.  We use data from transcripts in our point system to derive the applicant’s score for selection purposes.

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If you are unable to get a high school transcript, you may choose to take the GED instead.  Upon passing the GED you may then submit a copy of your GED certificate to the School to meet that particular admission requirement.  A minimum of an associate degree and/or postsecondary education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following accrediting mechanisms:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Council on Occupational Training (COE)
  • Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)

 

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No.  A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting a copy of his/her alien registration card.

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The campus safety and security report is available on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website http://ope.ed.gov/security.

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All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The fastest way to get your application processed is to apply over the internet. To apply online, go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN allows you to electronically sign and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having to print, sign, and mail a signature page to the processing center. A PIN saves time and mistakes. School Code: 004117

To complete the FAFSA, you will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you are filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well. Be sure to follow the directions carefully because making corrections is a time consuming process.

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If you need to make a correction to your financial aid application information before you receive your award notice, you can do so using the Student Aid Report by mailing it to the processor or by doing it on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov. If you have already received your award letter, contact the financial aid office to determine if the correction is necessary.

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You can go online at www.fafsa.gov to add Grady Health System to your FAFSA, school code 004117.

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If you are selected for a process called verification or the Financial Aid Administrator needs additional documentation to complete your file, you may need to fill out additional forms to receive financial aid. The Financial Aid Administrator will inform you of any documentation you need to submit.

Some of the financial aid forms may be found here:

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Yes. If you want an estimate of financial aid prior to applying for either admission or financial aid, you may estimate your eligibility for federal student aid at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. You will need to provide information on your household size, number of household members attending college, and income and asset information for yourself, and if you’re filing as a dependent student, for your parents as well.

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Once Grady Health System receives your FAFSA results (if there are no corrections required and you aren’t selected for verification) and you have been admitted to the program, the Student Financial Aid Administrator will send you an award letter via U.S. Mail. The financial aid award letter outlines the type and amount of financial aid families can receive, such as scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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The Department of Education has set maximum levels for student borrowing which is driven by the total number of credits completed toward graduation in your program. Credits determine if you are a first-year or second-year student. Those limits are listed below. Each student’s eligibility is determined based on the results of the FAFSA if the student is dependent or independent, the unmet need and cost of attendance.

  Dependent Undergraduate Student
(except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
Independent Undergraduate Student
(and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS Loans)
  Subsidized Unsubsidized Subsidized Unsubsidized
1st year $3,500 $2,000 $3,500 $6,000
2nd year $4,500 $2,000 $4,500 $6,000
3rd year & beyond $5,500 $2,000 $5,500 $7,000

*** The Radiologic Technology program falls under the 1st year category.***

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First, you must provide all necessary requested documents to complete your file so your eligibility can be determined. Grants and loans will be awarded in that order based on eligibility. You will receive the award letter by mail. You must accept or deny awards by returning the letter to the Financial Aid Administrator.

If you accept the student loan and you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov. Once the paperwork is completed and you are enrolled for the minimum number of required credits, your financial aid will be applied to your student account as the funds are received. Once your tuition and fees are then paid any residual check will be mailed the address on file. Checks are mailed within two weeks at the start of each semester as long as the student remains enrolled and attending.

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If your financial aid exceeds the amount of your charges, a residual check will be prepared for you. It will be sent via mail to the address that you provided during registration (Direct Deposit IS NOT available). Checks will be mailed within two weeks of the beginning of each semester.

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Sabrina TwoLions
Grady Health System
Student Financial Aid/Registrar
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 616-3506
stwolions@gmh.edu

 

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Yes.  The programs are eligible and participate in Federal Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. The FAFSA must be processed by September 30 to determine eligibility for financial aid. 

Veteran benefits are approved for eligible veterans. Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits for eligible veterans are now approved for non-degree programs.

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Sickle Cell Center (4)

Patients must be 18 years old to be seen in the Sickle Cell Center. To schedule an appointment, call Maureen Njoku at (404) 616-5992. Pediatric patients (those under age 18) can be seen at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Children’s hospital located down the street from Grady.


Primary Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team for Sickle Cell adult patients from 18 years and older in the same center. Our goal is to keep the patient healthy, to prevent complications and to help the patient take charge of their disease. Our team of doctors, social workers, physician assistants, Clinical nurse specialists, nurses, technicians and staff provide primary care services such as timely registration, immunizations, developmental screening, psychiatric evaluations, social services and referrals for women’s health and eye examinations.


Call JoAnn Beasley at (404) 616-5990 or Patricia Barber at (404) 616-4069 with questions regarding the Georgia Newborn Screening Program.


The 24-hour urgent/acute care center is available to all patients over age 18. The center is designed to fully evaluate sickle cell emergencies quickly and efficiently. The evaluation includes examination by doctors and physician assistants or nurse practitioners trained in sickle cell disease. Patients are seen quickly and the therapy includes I.V. hydration and the latest in pain therapy. Patients are allowed to rest in quiet and comfortable rooms with close observation by staff.


Smoke-Free Frequently Asked Questions (4)

Smoking and the use of tobacco products (includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff and pipe smoking) are not permitted by anyone on any property owned, rented, or leased by Grady Health System, or in hospital owned or leased vehicles.

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Tobacco use is prohibited on ALL areas of the campus and off site locations, inside and outside, including inside cars that are parked on hospital property.

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All persons, including staff, physicians, nurses, volunteers, students, patients, visitors, vendors, contractors and others who work in or visit hospital buildings, parking lots and grounds.

This policy was created because we care about the health of our patients and our staff and your voluntary cooperation is in the best interest of everyone. 

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Grady cares about the health and the well-being of our employees and our community.

As ambassadors for good health, this important change will help us do our part to promote a healthier lifestyle for our patients,visitors and our staff. As a health care institution, we are committed to not just healing illness, but also to promoting wellness. Allowing smoking on our campus is not consistent with this commitment.

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Volunteer (8)

The minimum requirement for volunteering is the availability to perform a three-hour shift per week for at least three months.


Grady requires all volunteers provide documentation of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine and recent TB test results (from within the past 30 days). You can generally find this information on your childhood vaccination records.

If you have not fulfilled these medical requirements, the Volunteer Services Department can schedule an appointment for you with Employee Health at your follow-up interview. There is no charge for an Employee Health appointment.

If you prefer, you may see your own primary care provider. However, it is important to note that costs for MMR vaccinations and TB testing will vary among medical providers and are expensive. Insurance plans often do not cover these tests. These charges will be the responsibility of the new volunteer and not the responsibility of the Volunteer Services Department or Grady Health System.


We do!

Grady’s Teen Volunteer Program is open to students ages 15-17, who are eager to make a difference in their community this summer!  Teen Volunteers are placed in various areas throughout the hospital and under continual supervision by Grady staff, help with tasks ranging from administrative work to customer service.  The 2017 program begins on Monday, June 5, 2017. Interested? The deadline to apply is Noon on Wednesday, March 15.

To begin your application.


Yes, volunteers are required to wear a volunteer jacket and badge at all times while working in the health system. Dress code prohibits the wearing of blue jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, shorts, hats, sunglasses, T-shirts and open-toed shoes.


On average, it takes six weeks to be completely processed and ready to volunteer.


No. We do not offer shadowing or clinical experiences through the volunteer office.


Volunteering at the hospital does not guarantee employment.


Applications are held for 90 days. If you do not complete the process within 90 days your application will be discarded (unless otherwise approved by the Volunteer Services Department).


Walk-In Center (7)

We treat acute, non-emergency illness and injuries such as coughs, colds, flu, ear aches, nausea and vomiting, rashes, and minor sprains to name a few. Lab and X-ray services are available.


Yes. You may use the Walk-In Center, especially if your doctor is not available on the day you are seeking treatment. You should ALWAYS go to your PCP for health maintenance and follow-up care for your chronic conditions soon after your visit to the Walk-In Center.


Since we do not make appointments, the schedule will depend on the number of patients and the severity of their injuries or illnesses. You will be seen as soon as possible. We will also keep you informed in the event of any delays during your visit.


Our Walk-in Center is equipped to treat minor illness or injury only. If your condition is serious, a visit to the Emergency Room may be the best choice in seeking treatment. In a medical emergency, dial 911 for immediate assistance.


We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance. This facility uses Midlevel Providers. Please check with your plan to make sure Midlevel Providers are covered. 

Insurance plans Grady accepts:

COMMERCIAL PLANS

  • Aetna – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access, EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access
  • Cigna – all products –  HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access 
  • Coventry – all – products – HMO, PPO
  • Humana – HMO, POS, PPO
  • United  – all products – HMO, POS, PPO, EPO

MARKETPLACE PLANS

  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harken Health Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare of Georgia

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

  • Aetna – HMO, PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO, PPO
  • Healthspring (Cigna)
  • Humana – PPO (not HMO)
  • Peach State Advantage
  • WellCare – HMO, PPO

Yes. We accept self-payment, which is required at the time of service. We accept cash, check or credit card.


Please bring identification, current insurance card – if you have one, and a current medication list.