GCC Radiography Students Take First Place in CSRT Kahoot College Bowl Competition
The Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT) hosted the Radiologic Science Registry Review competition, known as the Kahoot College Bowl, in which Radiography students from Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford, Middlesex Community College, Gateway Community College (GCC), Manchester Community College and Naugatuck Valley Community College compete to answer questions in multiple categories like patient care, safety, image production and procedures.
“I want to congratulate all the students who participated, and I am incredibly proud of Gateway’s Radiography students on their excellent showing at the CSRT Kahoot College Bowl,” said Dr. William (Terry) Brown, GCC Chief Executive Officer. “Their success is reflective of their hard work and perseverance and the excellent instruction and practicum experience that their professors provide. They make us all #GCCProud!”
The competition, which took place on April 14 and 22 with a total of five main events that made up the Kahoot College Bowl, resulted in Gateway Community College students taking first place in four of the five categories.
“I congratulate all of our Radiography students on their outstanding performance,” said Dr. Sheila Solernou, GCC Division Director for Allied Health and Nursing. “Our students placed in all five top slots for both the Patient Care and Safety categories, in the top five slots in the Procedures category, and 2nd to 5th slots in the Image Production category. The final session was a combination of both categories, and the GCC Radiography students took all five top spots again. So, overall, the GCC students came in 1st place in four of five events. This is an amazing accomplishment! Special thanks to their coaches, Rich Thayer and Jaye Viola, for leading the team to victory.”
The mission of the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the science of radiologic technology. CSRT represents Connecticut’s Radiologic Technology professionals, and provides state-of-the-art education, communication, and legislative representation while creating public awareness.
The GCC Radiography associate degree program prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers in hospitals, outpatient centers, medical offices, and community health agencies. Students engage in clinical practicum at various medical facilities throughout the state and are prepared to sit for the certifying board exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Participation in the CSRT Kahoot College Bowl is also productive as a review exercise for sitting for the certification exam.