Radiologic science students take 2nd place in competition

May 09, 2022

Students gather around a table

A team of six radiologic science students placed second in the 2022 Imaging College Bowl, a competition sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Five seniors and one junior represented Quinnipiac at the bowl, which was held in Waterbury, Conn., on April 8.

Preparation for the bowl coincides with studying for upcoming radiological technologist certification exams and university finals, said Bill Hennessy, clinical professor of diagnostic imaging and the program director of radiologic sciences.

Certification is necessary for a license and to practice radiology on patients.

“The competition is a good way to see what the certification exam may be like, as many questions are written by educators from the state, and the American Society of Radiological Technologists contributed questions,” said Hennessy. “It gives the students an eye-opener that more studying is needed, or reassurance that they're on the right track.”

The half-day event was comprised of five rounds with 20 multiple-choice questions each. After a question was read by the moderator and projected onto a screen, students had five seconds to submit their answers. The two teams with the best scores competed in the sixth round, a final death match of open-ended questions, explained Hennessy.

After two years of virtual competition, an in-person bowl was met with enthusiasm from students and supporting faculty.

“It was great to be back in person. Even though it is a student competition, we educators get a kick out of it. Interim Director of Radiologist Assistant Program
Tania Grgurich helped to keep score and coached our students,” said Hennessy. “It was nice to have the personal interaction again.” 

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