Radiologic Technology Clinical Coordinator, Carla Kelley, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M) was selected to be a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Site visit teams are used as part of the accreditation process to validate an institution’s application and self-study report and evaluate the performance of their peers.
Kelley said, “Becoming a site visitor for JRCERT has always been an interest of mine. I believe this opportunity will give me a deeper commitment to the field of Radiologic Technology. I am looking forward to having a network of educators throughout the country that I will serve with as fellow site visitors, and will have an opportunity to review many of their programs for accreditation and reaccreditation.
In order to qualify, applicants much attend a JRCERT accreditation seminar and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional radiologic sciences education, knowledge and understanding of JRCERT accreditation standards, appropriate professional experience, appropriate professional certification, and involvement with a JRCERT accredited program or recognized clinical setting.
Kelley attended the JRCERT Site Visitor/Accreditation seminar in St. Louis this summer, which granted her “apprentice” status. Upon completion of three site visits, she will be designated as an “official” site visitor.
“I am certain being a site visitor is one of the best things an educator can do for a program. I look forward to implementing practices I will learn from this peer process. I am a firm believer that a peer review process is the standard by which programmatic quality should always be measured,” Kelley said.