Medical Sonographer (3216)

Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular and other medical disorders. They are employed in clinics and hospitals. Medical sonographers who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group. (National Occupational Classification)

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer the specialized training required to become a Medical Sonographer.  However, students may complete pre-requisite courses at the U of M. Please view the links below for more information about training programs at Red River College and elsewhere.

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Information for foreign-trained Medical Sonographers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Date modified: August 16, 2019