In the first year of implementing ScanLabMR, Casa Loma College, a prestigious Los Angeles-based healthcare education institution, witnessed a remarkable transformation in their MRI Technologist program. ScanLabMR not only empowered students to excel in clinical rotations but also delivered substantial financial benefits:
- 7% Increase in Graduation Rate
- 2x Increase in Class Size
- $280,000 Net Revenue
Casa Loma College’s Challenges:
Casa Loma College was challenged with providing a high-quality MRI Technologist education to prepare students for ARMRIT and ARRT exams as well as the demanding clinical landscape. However, bridging the gap between didactic learning and clinical practice was a persistent struggle using the traditional education model, especially exacerbated by the disruptions caused by the pandemic. This became a barrier to students getting hands-on training during their clinical rotations, impacting student confidence and success, ultimately resulting in high drop rates and low graduation rates.
The ScanLabMR Solution:
Leadership at Casa Loma College recognized the need for a solution that offers students a more holistic education and more scanning experience. Faculty had prior experience with MRI simulators, but found ScanLabMR to be a game-changer for comprehensive education and clinical training.
Students were introduced to ScanLabMR before classes began, then the platform became an integral part of the curriculum, with graded assessments and a required number of exams.
ScanLabMR transformed the student experience, accelerating their competency development. An impressive 75% of students mastered 10-25 competencies within their first 500 hours, with clinical scanning commencing 60% earlier than before.
Class size doubled, and the graduation rate increased by 7%, resulting in $280,000 in net revenue. This financial gain came with no significant added expenses, making ScanLabMR an invaluable asset to the institution.
Moreover, the improved preparedness of Casa Loma’s students caught the attention of clinical sites, leading to a 12% increase in job placement rates. This not only benefits the students but also enhances the college’s competitiveness and positions them to increase market share.