The radiography program sponsored by SUNY Broome Community College has revised its 2016 policy, effective March 15, 2022, regarding the placement of students in clinical mammography rotations to observe and/or perform breast imaging.
Under the revised policy students may request the opportunity to participate in clinical mammography rotations. The program will make every effort to place students in a clinical mammography rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to students. Students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of a clinical setting.
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 clinical mammography rotations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 and October 2021 meetings. The JRCERT position statement is included in the program’s clinical education policy manual and is also available on the JRCERT Web site, www.jrcert.org, Programs & Faculty, Program Resources.