SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
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The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
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The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
Yosefa Pessin, DHSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, program chair and director of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, is the 2022 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Distinguished Educator, SDMS President Catherine E. Rienzo, EdD, RT(R)(ARRT), RDMS, FSDMS, has announced.
Pessin, a sonographer for over 25 years with registry certifications in abdomen, OB/GYN, adult echocardiography and vascular technology, is also an associate professor at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. She brings extensive experience to students as a result of her clinical work at world renown hospitals and outpatient and private practice settings.
She is involved in all facets of the university’s diagnostic medical imaging program’s sonography curriculum and is also actively involved in university service committees. Her research areas of interest focus on infection control prevention, educational technology, and simulation.
Pessin is a SUNY Downstate graduate with a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical imaging. She has a doctorate in health sciences from A.T. Still University and a master’s degree in curriculum development and instructional technology from the University of Albany.
She joined the SDMS in 2015. In addition to being recognized as the 2022 SDMS Distinguished Educator, other awards received by Pessin include the following:
SDMS Distinguished Educator Award
This award honors exceptional educators in diagnostic medical sonography who are recognized for their dedication to teaching, innovation in education, and ongoing support for students through mentorship, research, and voluntarism. Pessin was honored as 2022 Distinguished Educator at the 2022 SDMS Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29-October 1, 2022.
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