Oregon Tech Radiologic Science junior Callie Brown has been selected to participate in the Student to Leadership Development Program (SLDP) by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), an organization that enhances patient care and safety through education, research, and advocacy.
The SLDP is a three-year program designed to identify student leaders in medical imaging and train them to be future leaders in their profession.
“I'm very honored to be chosen for the SLDP and to have the opportunity to represent Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists in Orlando, Florida, at the ASRT House of Delegates meeting this June,” Brown said. “I am excited to dive into the field of radiologic technology and be involved with ASRT and the decisions that affect our field. I also look forward to being able to share this knowledge with my peers in my program.”
Originally from Willits, Calif., Brown is on track to graduate in 2025 with a bachelor’s in Radiologic Science.
“Oregon Tech is one of the few schools that offers a bachelor's in radiography,” Brown said. “Oregon Tech’s programs and facilities are the best I found when researching colleges. Having grown up in a small town, I wanted to experience college life. I appreciate Klamath Falls’ small-town feel while offering an exceptional college experience.”
Coursework within Oregon Tech’s Radiologic Science program, combined with an 11-month, full-time externship at an affiliate healthcare facility, prepares students for the professional registry exam. Brown shared that the faculty in the Medical Imaging Technology program help students along the way, so they are ready to work right after graduation.
“They truly want each of us to succeed and push us to be the best technologists we can be,” she said. “The program also allows me to be eligible to sit for a post-primary modality registry and my radiography registry by the time I graduate.”
Oregon Tech Professor Don McDonnell shared that Brown is one of two students selected to represent Oregon in the SLDP, and fewer than 100 students are chosen nationally.
“Callie is a teaching assistant and Radiologic Science Club Officer, and with the leadership skills that she has demonstrated, I believe that she is a great fit for the Student Leadership Development Program,” McDonnell said. “The skills she learns will help her further develop leadership ability and advocate for the medical imaging profession.”
Oregon Tech congratulates Brown for being chosen to participate in the SLDP program and looks forward to her continued leadership within medical imaging.