Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements before being considered for admission to the the Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute Adult Echocardiography program.

1. The applicant must have successfully completed one of the following education requirements:

  • A single two-year allied health education program that is patient-care related. Allied health occupations include, but are not limited to, diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and registered nurse. Graduate of a two year program in Allied Health

  • OR

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (any major and/or concentration) program from a regionally accredited college or university.

2. The applicant must complete and submit the Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute Application packet and a $50 application fee. This is a non-refundable fee that is required before an application is eligible for review. Applicants can attach a check or cashier’s check in an envelope to the front of the Application for Enrollment, labeled “Application Fee.”

3. The applicant must submit an official copy of all Transcripts from any Universities or Colleges attended in the past.

4. The applicant must submit at least two (2) Reference Letters in a sealed envelope from former employers, professors, or other credible source.

5. The applicant must complete and submit all Immunization Records including:

  • 2 MMR’s
  • Varicella
  • TB Test (must be completed within the last 12 months)
  • Current TDAP Vaccine (must have been completed within the last 10 years)
  • Flu Shot during current flu season (school will determine due date according to current flu season)

6. The applicant must complete a successful Background Check. Background checks must be current for the full year of attendance. This Background check must be completed within thirty (30) days of completing the application. Background checks exceeding thirty (30) days will disqualify application.

7. The applicant must complete and submit evidence of having passed a 10-panel urine Drug Screening. (Drug screenings must be done within two (2) weeks of application)

In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the majority of the major healthcare facilities and agencies utilized by the Institute for clinical training require that each student undergo a background check and a urine drug screening. Students seeking enrollment in this program must provide evidence of a passing score on a background check and a urine drug screen. Either the failure to provide the required results by the due date established or the receipt of anything other than a passing score will make a student ineligible for enrollment in this program. The background checks and urine drug screens are performed at the student’s expense.

8. The applicant should submit a resume in the application packet, along with all other required documents.

9. The applicant is required to have CPR Certification (MUST be certified in BLS for Healthcare Providers) and provide a current copy of the CPR Certification Card. (If the certification expires before the end of the 13 month Program, the student must attend a class to renew the certification)

10. The applicant must complete a Screening Interview with the Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute selection committee. Interviews will take place after a student completes and turns in all required documentation in the MTCVI Application Packet. Interviews will be scheduled to take place up to 45 days prior to the first scheduled day of the Program. MTCVI will contact students to schedule interviews following the completed submission and receival of the Application Packet.

Please send all required application documents and materials listed above by mail, fax, or email to:

Middle Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute
ATTN: MTCVI Admissions
397 Wallace Road Building C Suite 214
Fax: (615) 499-4102
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