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Admissions Requirements

Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program (DMI)

  1. A minimum of 60 semester credits from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. A minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Your recommenders must be a professional colleague who can comment on your potential for success in this program, or a current/former college/university professor or an employer/supervisor. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letter of recommendation requirements.
  4. A minimum of 20 hours of patient related clinical healthcare experience in a medical setting is required. This may be paid or volunteer work hours, but must involve patient contact. In addition, this experience must have been completed within the last five (5) years and placed on official letter head and signed by the supervisor in the medical setting where you volunteered.
  5. The DMI program accepts online courses for prerequisites, but prefer a college laboratory setting (wet lab) for science courses that require labs. All physical science courses must be designated for science majors.
  6. A minimum grade of “C” or better in the following prerequisite courses:
Subject Credits

Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab** and
Anatomy & Physiology 2 with lab**

(Must be designated for Science Majors)

General Chemistry 1 with lab* (Must be designated for Science Majors) 4
General Physics 1 with lab** (Must be designated for Science Majors) 4
Mathematics or Statistics (Not Remedial Math) 3
Psychology 3
English 6

* All science courses must have labs

** Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2 with lab and General Physics 1 with lab must be less than 6 years old for all applicants; we will no longer consider any required sciences that are greater than 6 years old.

Note: Applicants may use Statistics to fulfill the Math requirement.

Note: If accepted, CPR certification is required by August 15 of your planned year of matriculation . The DMI Program accepts the following course: American Heart Association: BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED).  Must be valid for 2 years. (Heartsaver will NOT be accepted). Online CPR certifications will not be accepted.