The BCIT musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography microcredential will prepare locally employed registered general sonographers (CRGS, RDMS) to work in this specialized area of sonography.
In partnership with the British Columbia Health Authorities, students will begin their training at BCIT by attending online classes and an in-person workshop in the BCIT sonography lab for some hands-on practice. Students will be supported in clinical at their worksite or through the Health Authority.
If you are a certified registered general sonographer (CRGS, RDMS), employed with Vancouver Coastal Health, and are interested in MSK sonography, then this course is for you.
Note: In alignment with public health orders, this program requires that students be vaccinated for a number of communicable diseases – including COVID-19.
Students are chosen by their employer through a selection process.
Students must be British Columbia (BC) residents, credentialed, employed and working for the BC Health Authority or local industry partner.
A student will need to have graduated from an accredited sonography training program and hold the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS – AB/OB/GYN) or Canadian Registered Generalist Sonographer (CRGS) credentials to qualify for the BCIT MSK sonography specialty training.
Proof of Sonography Canada or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography membership is required.
Please note, due to staffing shortages in the clinical environment, we are not able to offer the Clinical First Steps course at this time.
Ken Marken, MA, CRGS, RDMS,
Program Head / Faculty
Catherine (Cat) Lo
Regional Practice Lead US/Echo
Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
How do I receive my badge?
You will receive a notification in your myBCIT email once you complete a course and your final mark is posted to your myBCIT account. Please login to your myBCIT email account to retrieve your badge.
How do I receive my microcredential?
You are eligible for your microcredential once you complete the theory/lab combo and clinical courses in either breast or musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography, and all of your final marks are posted to your myBCIT account. Once you have met the requirements, please email the BCIT Sonography Program at BCIT_Sonography@bcit.ca with your BCIT Student ID (A#) and your full name. You will receive your microcredential by email within 2 weeks.
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