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A Look Back at 2022: Peoria MET Visit
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 […]

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A Look Back at 2022: New San Marcos Campus
A Look Back at 2022: New San Marcos Campus

It’s official, San Marcos — the newest location for Smith Chason’s WCUI School of Medical Imaging is open and ready for business, now as new members of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. Last month, the school held a public Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that started with a welcome by Smith Chason College founder and CEO, […]

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Giving Back to Our Communities
Giving Back to Our Communities

Happy Thanksgiving from Smith Chason College! As a friendly reminder, all Smith Chason College and WCUI School of Medical Imaging campuses are closed Friday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2022, to allow our faculty, staff, and students to spend the holiday with their loved ones. We hope all of you take the time this […]

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WCUI + Smith Chason 2022 Graduation Ceremonies
WCUI + Smith Chason 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Smith Chason College’s WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Smith Chason School of Nursing campuses were proud to hold graduation ceremonies for the latest medical imaging and nursing graduates this past fall. After a couple of years of virtual graduation ceremonies, we were proud to hold in-person commencements for our 2022 ultrasound, MRI, and nursing […]

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San Marcos Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
San Marcos Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Smith Chason College, formerly Triad Education and West Coast Ultrasound Institute, celebrated the opening of a new location in San Marcos, California of our specialized ultrasound and MRI school, known as WCUI School of Medical Imaging. The campus opened with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, celebrating its entrance into the San Marcos […]

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In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard
In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard

It is with a heavy heart to share with the WCUI + Smith Chason community of the sudden and unexpected passing of Sterling Lombard. Sterling was a proud member of the WCUI + Smith Chason family and Financial Aid team at our Phoenix campus. He was a kind, enthusiastic member of our community, always ready […]

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Remembering WCUI Co-Founder Dr. Neville Smith
Remembering WCUI Co-Founder Dr. Neville Smith

Dr. Neville C. W. Smith was a Board Certified Radiologist, Co-Founder of WCUI, and Medical Director of Ultrasound Institute Medical Group (UIMG). His contributions and dedication to the healthcare field, have shaped and guided WCUI into the school and community we are today. Although today we mourn the loss of such an influential figure 12 […]

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11 Things to Know Before Becoming a Cardiac Sonographer
11 Things to Know Before Becoming a Cardiac Sonographer

Cardiac sonographers play an important role in health care. They are an important part of care teams that work to save the lives of patients every single day. A career in cardiac sonography can be rewarding and a way to make an impact on patients and their families. Here are 11 facts about working as […]

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In Memoriam of Vinny Cosac
In Memoriam of Vinny Cosac

Remembering Vinicius (Vinny) CosacIt is with a heavy heart to share with the WCUI + Smith Chason community of the sudden and unexpected passing of Vinny Cosac. Vinny was a proud sonographer, a fellow sonography faculty member at WCUI, and beloved mentor, teacher, student, and alumni. Our faculty, staff, and community will miss him and […]

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What is a Travel Sonographer?
What is a Travel Sonographer?

WHAT IS TRAVEL SONOGRAPHY?Travel sonography is a dynamic field that allows for great growth. With the ability to specialize in various areas such as cardiac, musculoskeletal, vascular, and breast sonography, travel sonography provides more on-the-job learning opportunities, compared to the average sonographer in a permanent position. The job of a traveling sonographer is to assist […]

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