Program Goals and Outcomes for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The goals and learning outcomes for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program are divided into the following categories:

  • Patient Care (Affective)
  • Professional Development (Behavioral)
  • Clinical Proficiency (Cognitive)


At a minimum, students will be evaluated in the ABCs – affective, behavioral and cognitive skills – on a quarterly basis. In addition, these domains will be evaluated in a comprehensive professional growth evaluation. The analysis, performed by the clinical staff, will be cumulative and representative of all cohorts. A benchmark of 90 (A-) will be expected in each of the categories.

DMS Program Outcome Chart

Below are the program outcomes for students who enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at AIMS Education. These outcomes are based on our 2016 Annual Report submitted to JRC-DMS in December 2017. The 2016 Annual Report covers the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. For further clarification regarding the numbers below, please contact the Admissions Department at 908-222-0002.

Attrition Rate

Number of Students Admitted 49
Number of Students Graduating 46
Attrition Rate 6%


Credential Success Rate

Examination Students Taking
Students Earning
ARDMS Credential
Credential Success Rate for AIMS graduates
Abdomen 13 12 92%
OB/GYN 35 28 80%


Job Placement Rate

Number of Graduates 46
Number of Graduates with Verified Employment at the Reporting Deadline 39
Job Placement Rate 85%


*The program outcomes listed above have been provided for the purpose of meeting certain accreditation requirements. These placement rates are not being used as a marketing tool or for recruitment purposes. Past results are no guarantee of future results.

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