A Look Back at 2022: Peoria MET Visit

Earlier this year, Smith Chason College’s Phoenix campus visited our longtime partner, Peoria MET Professional Academy. During the visit, our Phoenix Smith Chason WCUI School of Medical Imaging Bachelor’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography students and Program Director spoke to Peoria MET students about a career in medical imaging and the importance medical imaging plays in the healthcare field to heal our communities.

After an introduction, our bachelor’s degree students gathered with Peoria’s students to show them how to perform and read ultrasound scans on machines Smith Chason College and WCUI School of Medical Imaging recently donated to the academy. 

Our students had so much fun working alongside the Peoria students and sharing their knowledge and passion for sonography. We can’t wait to see them again in the new year and maybe one day as the future sonographers of Arizona.

Our Partnership with Peoria MET

Six years ago, Peoria MET brought its first class of medical students to Smith Chason’s Phoenix campus to take a tour of our medical imaging labs. Since then, Smith Chason College has hosted field trips for Peoria MET’s medical students to visit our campus. During the visits, students tour our labs and get a first-hand experience of what it takes to become a sonographer, MRI technologist, and nurse.

Throughout the years, Smith Chason College has donated ultrasound machines to Peoria MET. The ultrasound machines allow their class of medical students a chance to learn the basics of ultrasound while completing their high school education. By receiving this hands-on experience, Peoria students are able to discover all aspects of the medical field including the exciting field of medical imaging!

During our six-year partnership, Smith Chason has provided student volunteers to help train Peoria’s students and sometimes their other faculty members on the donated ultrasound machines, sharing the amazing feat of seeing with sound.

We are thrilled to continue this partnership with Peoria MET. Together we help their students gain knowledge and skills to pursue their goals of becoming our future healthcare professionals.

About Peoria MET Professional Academy

Peoria MET is a local Arizona Profesional Academy whose programs allow students to realize their strengths and passions by exploring potential science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) professions. The MET Professional Academy is designed to motivate students by treating them as working professionals. The programs prepare them for post-secondary education and careers in high-demand STEM fields. You can learn more about Peoria MET by visiting their website (www.peoriaunified.org/MET) and following them on Facebook (@PeoriaMET)and Instagram (@peoriaunifiedmet).

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