A career in medical imaging is meaningful and rewarding. Daily interactions combine technical skills, application of knowledge, and direct patient care. UF Health Jacksonville is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. You will be part of team caring for people in their most desperate time of need. At the end of each day, you will know you made an impact in our patient’s lives and are learning to take the high-quality diagnostic images which aid in diagnosis and prognosis of injury and disease.
Becoming a Radiographer is the first step into a diverse Medical Imaging career. A lifetime of advancements are possible keeping your career fresh, challenging and continually evolving. Paths exist into CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, Sonography and Mammography. At each step, UF Health Jacksonville is there to support your career growth with our Advanced Certificate Programs.
Our program is largely funded by the UF Health Jacksonville Radiology Department. Therefore, savings is passed on to you with an affordable tuition. Our team is invested in your growth and development as an exceptional radiographer. We want to “home grow” our future professional radiographers to ensure they have the skills, knowledge, and attributes to establish great long-lasting careers here at UF Health Jacksonville and ensure our patients receive the highest level of care.
The School of Radiologic Technology at UF Health Jacksonville is invested in and committed to the success of our students. We provide these benefits at no cost to all of our students because we believe they will promote their success and well-being.
A group hospitalization insurance policy is provided for each student upon admission to the program. UF Health Jacksonville provides the insurance and pays the student premiums for the duration of their training. A copy of the policy will be provided to each student after the appropriate forms have been completed.
A $10,000 life insurance policy is also provided to each student at no cost. The cost of these policies is absorbed by the hospital as a benefit to the student.
Meal tickets are provided for each student for use in the hospital cafeteria and must be used only by the person to whom the ticket has been issued. The meal ticket is to be used only during scheduled hours in the hospital. The ticket will permit each student lunch. In the event the meal ticket is lost or stolen, the cost of replacement must be borne by the student. Students are allowed one half hour for lunch during a scheduled shift. Lunch schedules will be arranged by the faculty or immediate supervisor in the clinical area assigned. The current meal ticket value is $35/week.
Free lot parking is available to the student when scheduled for clinical shifts. The south parking garage is available for student parking on the 1:00–9:30 p.m. shift.
UF Health Jacksonville’s culture is rooted in patient care, research and education. The program has highly-qualified and passionate instructors who are dedicated to your growth and development.
Shaun B. Harrell, M.Ed., R.T. (R), is the Program Director of the School of Radiologic Technology. Mr. Harrell has six years of experience as a Program Director in hospital-based Radiologic Technology Programs. Prior to that, he worked as a professional radiographer in both the hospital and clinical settings. Mr. Harrell is a passionate, innovative, and committed radiography educator and a proficient professional radiographer. He has facilitated learning with radiography students in the classroom, online, in simulation laboratories, and during clinical rotations.
Mr. Harrell received his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and is an alum of the radiography program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. His courses of instruction include Exposure, Physics, and Patient Care.
Gina Phelps, BSBAHC, R.T. (R)(MR) is the Clinical Coordinator of the School of Radiologic Technology. Mrs. Phelps has a decade of experience as a professional radiographer and approximately two years of experience as an MRI Technologist. She has been working with students in a clinical setting for four years and is dedicated to the success of her students. As the daughter of two parents who both worked in education, Mrs. Phelps has always had a penchant for teaching and a deep respect for those who are passionate about helping others.
Mrs. Phelps received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Western Governors University and is a graduate of the radiography program at Marion County School of Radiologic Technology. Her courses of instruction include Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy.
Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. There are currently 158 Lambda Nu Chapters in 43 states. Lambda Nu’s name is derived from the lower case Greek characters in the physics formula that represents the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency, an essential parameter across the diversity of modalities comprising the professions. Similarly, Lambda Nu uses the upper case Greek characters to represent the inverse relationship and delicate balance required between the art and the science inherent in the radiologic and imaging sciences.
UF Health Jacksonville’s Chapter
Exceptional students at the UF Health Jacksonville School of Radiologic Technology are recognized for their honor, integrity, and academic achievement when they qualify to Lambda Nu. UF Health Jacksonville’s chapter is Florida Gamma Pi. Florida Gamma Pi identifies and fosters the academic achievement of radiology students and offers opportunities for individual growth and advancement.
It shall be the sole purpose of the Florida Gamma Pi to encourage student learning, professional development, social awareness, leadership skills and provide hospital enrichment to all members of Florida Gamma Pi.
The Florida Gamma Pi chapter offers members the opportunity and privileges to:
- Build a sense of community
- Qualify for scholarship and grant opportunities
- Collaborate with other radiologic professionals through research and investigation
- Cite both chapter and society as a professional achievement
- Foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
- Graduate with honors
- Completion of the first 4 quarters of the UF Health School of Radiologic Technology
- Completion of at least one quarter with a 3.75 GPA or higher
- Overall cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher