Shadow Program

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Shadow Program provides individuals with an opportunity to shadow ultrasound technologists and observe ultrasound procedures firsthand in Reading Hospital’s Radiology Department. Opportunities are also available at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences where individuals can observe within Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses in the classroom and/or lab environment. Download the Shadow Program Brochure [PDF]

About the Program

Shadowing experiences at Reading Hospital’s Radiology Department are scheduled on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. Observations in classes at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences are scheduled as availability permits.

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Program Requirements

The requirements to shadow are:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • If under age 18, parent/guardian consent form
  • Photo identification and proof of age
  • Appropriate attire – regulations will be provided

COVID Vaccination Requirement for Shadowing Experiences

Effective August 1, 2021 individuals who request a shadowing experience are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the experience. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after a second dose of a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences operates without distinction to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or economic means.

For More Information

For more information, or to schedule a shadowing experience, please contact the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at 484-628-0200.

Participation in a shadowing experience does not guarantee admission to Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. If applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, shadowing is highly encouraged.