CT Internship

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Course Description

Our continuing education programs offered to ARRT registered technologists in Computed Tomography began in March 2007. This competency-based program is a full-time internship that combines clinical experience with didactic information and is intended for technologists who are serious about pursuing a career in Computed Tomography.

Course Curricula and clinical competency follow the guidelines established by the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Registry of Radiologic Tedchnologists. The objective of the six-month internship is to provide the technologist with a firm understanding of the principles of CT (the didactic) as well as clinical experience (the clinical practicum). Upon completion of this program the technologist will be prepared to pass the CT boards and gain employment in Computed Tomography.

The didactic portion will include courses in cross-sectional anatomy, advanced clinical imaging, introduction to and intermediate physics, along with an intensive examination preparation class.

The clinical practicum will consist of various rotations for a total of 667 hours of clinical imaging experience. Clinical rotations are completed at:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP):

    • One Siemens Sensation 16
    • One Siemens Sensation 64
    • Two Siemens Definitions
    • One Siemens Definition AS
    • One Siemens Definition Flash
    • One Cereton Portable CT Scanner
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):

    • Siemens Sensation 64
  • Pennsylvania Hospital:

    • Siemens Sensation 16
    • Siemens Somatom Definition Flash

Course Dates

  • Fall Semester: September through February

  • Spring Semester: March through August

Requirements for Acceptance

The minimum requirement for acceptance into the CT internship program is that the applicant be registered by the ARRT in either Radiography (R.T. (R)), Nuclear Medicine (R.T. (N)), or in Radiation Therapy (R.T. (RT)). Subsequently, upon completion of the internship, the Technologist will be required to take the advanced level examination in CT offered by the ARRT.

Admissions Process

We have implemented an online application system. As of November 2013, we are no longer accepting paper applications.

Visit https://huprt.fluidreview.com and follow the steps below to apply now.

If you have already mailed in your application, it will be processed and manually entered into the online system.

  1. Select "Sign Up" to create an account or sign in using your Facebook account
  2. Check your email to activate your account if you created one
  3. Login and select "CT Internship Program"
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete and submit your application

Notes:

  • You must meet program prerequisites to be eligible to apply.
  • You will not be able to submit your application until all required tasks have been completed.
  • Transcript and application fee cannot be submitted online. They must be mailed to the RT Education Office.

You can check the status of your application at any time by logging in and viewing your application.

Please view the FAQ page for more information: https://huprt.fluidreview.com/res/p/faq/.

To apply to the CT Internship Program, please submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Application fee – $75 nonrefundable. Check or money order made payable to HUP – RT Education.
  • Official transcript from radiography school (in a sealed envelope sent directly from the institution)
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (completed online)
  • ARRT board examination test scores*.
  • HealthcareSource Survey (a link for the survey will be emailed to applicant after submission of completed online application)

* Test scores for new graduates are not necessary for the application. New graduates should submit scores as soon as they pass the exam.

Mailing address to send application fee and transcripts to:

Victoria Seidner
HUP – RT Education
3400 Spruce Street
Basement Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Online applications will be updated once transcripts and application fees are received by the RT Education Office.

Upon receipt of the items listed above, you will then be scheduled for an interview with the program director.

General Internship Information

  • Application Fee:
    $75.00 check or money order payable at time of submission to "HUP – RT Education". Fee is non-refundable.

  • Tuition:
    $4,500 ($500 deposit upon acceptance. The remainder is to be paid in monthly installments during the course of the program). Tuition assistance is the responsibility of the Student Applicant. Tuition is subject to change.

  • Books:
    Books are the responsibility of the student and will be listed during the orientation.

  • Temporary Housing:
    Housing can be found through the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Off-Campus Services, 215-898-8500 or visit www.upenn.edu/offcampusservices.

Contact Information

Radiologic Technologist Education
Victoria Seidner
Coordinator, RT Education
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7825
Fax: 215-614-0330
Email: Victoria.Seidner@uphs.upenn.edu

Technologist Continuing Education
Sharlene Snowdon, M.S.Ed., RT(R)(CT)(M)
Director, Technologist Continuing Medical Education
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-615-1703
Fax: 215-614-0330
Email: Sharlene.Snowdon@uphs.upenn.edu