Radiography Students Earn 100% Passage Rate on National Certification Exam

Jun 12, 2014

Graduates of Eastern Maine Community College’s May 2014 medical radiography program had a 100% passage rate of the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This is compared to a 5 year average national pass rate of 91.8%.

ARRT is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality patient care in medical imaging. Passing the exam gains students an industry-recognized certification that is necessary for employment in the radiography field.

“I am very proud of the tremendous amount of hard work put in by this year’s class,” says Heather Merrill, chair of the medical radiography program. “Their success shows the dedication amongst the students to learn, and the faculty’s commitment to that learning.”

15 students in total graduated from the program and passed the ARRT exam. Out of this group, 7 were male and 8 were female.

“The 100% passage rate is a reflection of the quality of the medical radiography program here at Eastern Maine Community College,” President Lawrence Barrett, Ed.D, adds. “The work of the faculty and students is of the highest caliber, which is exactly why they are ahead of the curve on their certification exam.”

Over half of the graduating class has already secured employment in local healthcare organizations such as Eastern Maine Medical Center, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, and Mayo Regional Hospital, among others.

Eastern Maine Community College is a two-year college that provides the highest quality post-secondary technical, career and transfer education and serves as a dynamic community and economic development resource. In addition to its Bangor campus, the college has three off-campus higher education centers in Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, and East Millinocket.

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