The JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology) is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. To learn more you may contact the JRCERT at:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
JRCERT Position Statement on Mammography Clinical Rotations
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiography are designed to promote academic excellence, patient safety, and quality healthcare. The JRCERT accreditation process offers a means of providing assurance to the public that a program meets specific quality standards. The process helps to maintain program quality and stimulates program improvement through program assessment.
Standard One- Objective 1.2 of the JRCERT Standards requires a program to document that it “provides equitable learning opportunities for all students.”
The JRCERT notes that equitable means dealing fairly with all concerned. It does not necessarily mean equal.
NEMCC will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program will not be expected to attempt to override clinical site policies that restrict mammography rotations to female students. Male students should be advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and, in fact, would be very unlikely.