The Heart and Vascular Institute at WVU Medicine is accepting applications for a new echocardiography program, which will begin in July 2018.

The format is a one-year, post-secondary, formal educational offering, which will provide comprehensive didactic and clinical education in cardiac sonography.

The program will accept up to five students each academic year and will consist of 1,680 educational hours with a 40 percent classroom and 60 percent clinical allocation.

Graduates will be qualified to apply for the credentialing exams in Adult Echocardiography offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and/or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

To be eligible for admission consideration, a candidate must:

  • Be a graduate or a pending graduate from a two-year, post-secondary, allied health education program that is patient care related
  • Possess, at a minimum, an associate’s degree
  • Have completed specific college-level course work.

Grace Casaclang-Versosa  MD, is serving as the education coordinator and the program will fall under the governance of the Imaging Science Education programs in Radiology. 

Additional information and application materials are at the program’s website or by contacting Dr. Casaclang-Versosa at