An assessment of the clinical competency in ultrasonography of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute radiologic technology interns

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Clinical Competence, Diagnostic Ultrasonic Imaging


This study utilized the descriptive research design with a purposive sampling technique involving 79 respondents: 58 radiologic interns and 21 sonographers. The demographic variables included in this study were gender and type of hospital assignment. Self-made research instrument was used and adapted the content from Olavidez (2005) proposed set of standard core competencies in ultrasound. It was divided into two parts: the radiologic technology intern’s profile and the clinical competency evaluation. Responses were subjected to statistical measures, namely: frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test for independent means. Results showed that most of the interns assessed in the study were female and assigned in private hospitals. Senior interns, from their point of view, have advanced competency in ultrasonography in general and in the three 93) domains, namely: affective, cognitive and psychomotor. As assessed by the sonographers, senior interns have thorough competency in ultrasonography in all domains. Clinical competency in ultrasonography did not differ with gender and the type of hospital assignment, as per the interns' point of view. There was a significant difference in the perception of the sonographers and the interns regarding the latter's clinical competency in ultrasonography. Interns see themselves as having advanced competency. For sonographers, however, the interns only have thorough competency. Hence, interns still need to improve and master all the competencies in order to be considered to have a competency level that is beyond what is expected of them.

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