Created on Friday, 26 October 2012 08:26
Abington Memorial Hospital is closing its radiology school after the last class graduates in August of 2014.
The school director says it’s closing because it’s losing about $250,000 dollars a year and enrollment keeps declining.
At one time it enrolled about 30 students per year, but the current class has only ten. That’s partly because it only certifies x-ray technicians, and they still have to get a college degree to pursue careers in radiology.
Abington will continue offering clinical training through accredited radiology programs at area colleges.