Clinical Obligations

As part of clinical education in the Radiography Program, the student may be required to travel to Tampa General Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospitals (Main, North & South), J.A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital, Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Parking at these facilities may or may not require an additional fee which is to be paid by the student.

Students will also be required to “shadow” at one of the area hospitals. The “shadow” schedule will be determined at the Program orientation.

The clinical day is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., three days per week (except for the initial first semester of school).

Clinical Rotations in Mammography

The radiography program sponsored by Hillsborough Community College has revised its policy, effective 08/22/16, regarding the placement of students in mammography clinical rotations to observe and/or perform breast imaging. (Additionally, the policy may be applied to any imaging procedures performed by professionals who are of the opposite gender of the patient.) Under the revised policy, all students, male and female, will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical rotations. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to female students. Male students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to participate in mammographic imaging procedures. The program will not deny female students the opportunityto participate in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the same opportunity to male students.

The change in the program’s policy regarding student clinical rotations in mammography is based on the sound rationale presented in a position statement on student mammography clinical rotations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 meeting. The JRCERT position statement is included as Addendum A to the program’s policy and is also available on the JRCERT Web site, https://www.jrcert.org/programs-faculty/program-resources/