Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Mission & Philosophy


The VUMC DMS Program is dedicated to providing quality education for its students in order to promote excellence in the art and science of sonography. Guided by the Mission of the Medical Center, the Program strives to provide academic and clinical experiences that produce competent and compassionate sonographers with a commitment to the performance of quality imaging and the pursuit of lifelong learning.


It is the philosophy of the Program that all patients have the right to receive competent and compassionate care to promote overall health and wellness. Diagnostic medical sonographers must possess the skills and knowledge necessary to think critically during the delivery of such care while performing sonographic procedures. The Program is committed to providing the healthcare system with sonographers who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers with a goal of continuously learning throughout their career.

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