Student Success – Q&A with Graduate, Eliza

Eliza Uidl is the first graduate from one of our newest programs, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography. Eliza is also the first MCC graduate to sit and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. As a result, Eliza is now a certified Radiologic Technologist. We asked Eliza some questions about her MCC journey including this incredible academic achievement. Read Eliza’s Q&A below.

Eliza, can you introduce yourself and tell us what program you studied at MCC?
I am Eliza, a Radiologic Technologist, and I studied in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography Program. I got my Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography at MCC.

You are the first MCC graduate to complete this program and sit for the ARRT exam. Congratulations on passing the ARRT! How does it feel to have completed the program and to have passed the ARRT exam?
Shortly after I graduated, I sat for the ARRT Board Exam and passed on the first try. It was really rewarding to know that all the hard work I put in had paid off.

How did the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography program help prepare you for the next step in your career as an X-Ray Tech?
The program helped prepare me for the next steps in my career by giving me the tools and preparation I needed to sit and pass the ARRT. The Clinical sites that MCC provided gave me the opportunity to work with great technologists and learn how to work in a demanding field.

What words of wisdom would you share with a future MCC student studying radiography?
Words of wisdom for future students studying radiography, no matter how stressful balancing life and higher education may be, never give up because, if it was easy, everyone would do it.  

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

As a new Radiologic Technologist entering the field, I am grateful for choosing MCC because the radiology field is very demanding right now with so many opportunities for career growth and cross-training in other modalities, as well as the options to work in outpatient centers or even large hospitals. 

Learn more about Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography training program here.

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Pictured: Students and Instructor from MCC’s Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography Program

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Pictured: Students and Instructor from MCC’s Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography Program

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