South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — As part of our ongoing speaker’s series provided in conjunction with Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) alumna, Megan Houts, RDMS, RVT, addressed the first-, second-, and third-year DMS classes on the topics of her career choice and work experiences in sonography.
Megan is a 2016 graduate of the DMS program and is employed as a Staff Sonographer at UPMC Bedford and Altoona Hospitals. Although Megan was in the general sonography track while in school, she finds that a significant number of the cases she sees are vascular.
Megan presented several interesting ultrasound cases to the class, including a patient with invasive ductal carcinoma and an infant with pyloric stenosis. These conditions are uncommon; however, many of the students will encounter them at some point during their careers.
The students were very interested and attentive during Megan’s presentation and afterward asked many questions about her internship experiences, workplace responsibilities, job hunting, and patient interactions.