Welcome to MedEdu Center
School for Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Sonographers

The mission of the Medical Educational Center (MEC) is to provide innovative sonographic career training based on current technology and best practices, within a supportive and collaborative environment.


School History

MEC began operations in 2007 as a program within International Educational Center. The school was founded by Lucy Lyubetska and Svetlana Dizik, eager professionals who aspired to transfer dreams into reality. In 2011, the school was officially separated from International Educational Center, and now stands alone as a single program dedicated to the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The school has proven to offer a highly effective and competitive program, with 1/3 of all course schedules dedicated to clinical practice.

Instructors

Our group of talented instructors goes through a rigorous evaluation and interview process before joining our educational family. Every instructor must possess a post-collegiate degree as well as at least 5 years of professional, clinical experience in ultrasound practice. Before students enroll, his or her ultimate professional goals are taken into consideration. Advisors, administrators, and instructors alike provide exceptional guidance and possibilities for attaining those goals. At the same time, our experienced instructors have already had years of experience and understand the challenges associated with the field and obtaining a position therein.



About us

Medical (MEC) was founded with the intent of filling the rising demand for Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Sonographers (DMS), to produce effective health care providers by training professional, competent sonographic technicians. This is based on the school's philosophy that potential health care providers of diagnostic medical sonography require thorough training from instructors who possess a comprehensive body of knowledge and provide extensive opportunities for advanced clinical experiences using modern equipment. MEC encourages students to strive for excellence in providing quality of care to patients.

Our staff is passionate and professional, and aspires to transfer its passion and enthusiasm to those training to become a DMS. Our classes are kept small to ensure that each student receives the individualized attention and instruction required of a competent DMS. With a location just north of the city of Chicago, we are easily accessible and an excellent resource for planning to join this quickly growing field.

Certificate of Approval to Operate (pending) by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377

Admissions

To be admitted to the Sonography program, applicants must:

  1. be at least 18 years of age
  2. have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED); applicants with diplomas from outside the US must provide a certified, translated version.
  3. display command of the English language

In addition, students must satisfy at least one of the following:

  • foreign graduates must have a minimum of an Associate Degree
  • an Associate Degree or equivalent from an accredited American college or university
  • interview and obtain a favorable recommendation from the program director, or director of education
  • be a graduate of a two year Allied Health education program that is patient care related (Allied Health occupations include, but are not limited to, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, Registered Nurse and Surgical Technologist)
  • foreign graduates with a minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent (all transcripts and documents must be in English and evaluated by a foreign education transcript evaluation organization)
  • an Associate Degree or equivalent from an accredited college
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Registration, Tuition & Fees

In order to be registered in the program applicants must:

  1. pay a registration fee of $25
  2. choose a payment plan option


Payment plan options:

  • Pay the annual tuition fee of $6,300.00 in full
  • Pay 12 installments of $525.00 each (per month). A late fee of $5 per day will be charged when payments are more than 5 days late. For example, if your payment day is on the first day of each month and you have not paid by the fifth day of that month, beginning on the sixth day you will be charged a late fee of $5 per day)
  • Pay 9 installments of $700.00 each (per month). Late fees, as described above, will apply.
  • Other monthly payment options may be arranged. Please see a student advisor.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without public notice, with prior approval from Illinois Board of Higher Education. Textbooks will be distributed to students before each class.

Program Description

An Ultrasound Technician is a skilled professional who uses equipment producing high frequency sound waves to create diagnostic images and data that help health care professionals to diagnose patients with disease, determine a lack thereof, or identify potential areas of concern.

Ultrasound imaging is used on many parts of the body. Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe procedure; there are no direct risks from exam. Ultrasound technicians are in high demand due to the expanding health care system and the subsequently growing need for ultrasound services. Employment of ultrasound technicians is expected to increase by 39% between 2012 and 2020 ( link ).

Students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology and pathology of scanned organ systems, recognize the sonographic patterns of organs, learn the protocols for logical and thorough survey of the organs, and provide accurate and technical impressions to the interpreting physician.

The core curriculum is structured to include both a lecture component and an imaging laboratory component.

Today’s ultrasound technician does more than just operate machinery; the goal of the program is to teach students the responsibility of providing thorough procedural information to patients, direct patients into physical position(s) that will achieve the best imaging results, accurately determine initial indications of healthy and/or unhealthy areas, and record the images for further diagnostic interpretation.

The objective of the school's program is to thoroughly prepare those who wish to become an ultrasound technician/sonographer – an integral member of the health care team. The program is designed to prepare students to obtain an entry-level position as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Each course works directly toward that objective to develop effective healthcare providers in the field of ultrasound/sonography, and to stimulate a lifelong pursuit of education in ultrasound.

At the conclusion of the program graduates who have diligently attended class, studied and practiced the clinical applications, will have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Medical Educational Center (MEC) is to provide innovative sonographic career training based on current technology and best practices, within a supportive and collaborative environment.

The goal of the school is to produce effective health care providers by training professional, competent sonographic technicians. This is based on the school's philosophy that potential health care providers of diagnostic medical sonography require thorough training from instructors who possess a comprehensive body of knowledge and provide extensive opportunities for advanced clinical experiences using modern equipment. MEC encourages students to strive for excellence in providing quality of care to patients.

Contact Us

MedEdu Center
1245 N. Milwaukee Suite 100
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 813-6088

Email us at: info@mededucenter.us or use the form:

**Complaints against this school may be registered with:

Board of Higher Education
www.ibhe.org
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551