By: Adrianna Broussard, Diagnostic Ultrasound Student
Adrianna has just completed her first year of the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program and is the new student advisor to Sonography Canada’s board of directors. During the PLANS African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp (July 8-13, 2018), Adrianna was one of 18 current postsecondary and recent graduates that participated in a facilitated mentor session with the campers. Adrianna shared her experiences and helped Malyana Gero (from Amherst, NS) develop goals for her own journey.
In May 2018 Adrianna attended the Sonography Canada Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland; here are her thoughts.
I had not envisioned the vast amount of experience I would gain when I set out to attend the Sonography Canada Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This conference is the 36th annual conference held by Sonography Canada, the credentialing organization for sonographers. For those of you that don’t know, a Sonographer is a health professional specialized in the use of ultrasound technology to perform diagnostic exams. The conference is a major event in the Canadian sonography community for professional development and networking. At the Conference I met with potential employers, learnt about scanning techniques, met ultrasound technology companies, networked with sonographers and attended informative lectures on pathologies.
At the event, I received the amazing news that I am the new student advisor for the Sonography Canada’s board of directors. At the conference I was able to meet all the board members as well as the previous student advisor. The previous student advisor was amazing at informing me of my new role on the board of directors. I was able to network and gain knowledge to prepare for my major role as the representative of all student sonographers across Canada. As student advisor I look forward to bringing diversity to the board and profession.
Not only was this conference a major asset to advance my career, but I was able to enjoy the wonderful city of St. John’s. The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Bursary made it possible for me to attend this amazing conference.