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Federal regulations require certain information be disclosed to current students, prospective students and/or their families, current employees, prospective employees, and/or the community.

Adult Graduation

CURE Retention

2021-2022: 85%


CURE Placement

2020-2021: 89%

2021-2022: 76%
Student Success
(Retention, Graduation, Placement)

CURE annually calculates the retention and graduation rates for new students. The graduation rate is calculated based on the federal standard of 150 percent, and 200 percent of the normal completion time. Also, self-reported information from alumni is collected annually to determine the types of employment placement that graduates obtain.

Higher Education Act Student Consumer Information


Federal regulations require certain information be disclosed to current students, prospective students (and/or their families), current employees, prospective employees, and/or the community. Some items require specific methods of disclosure but all are listed here for informational continuity. The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.

THE CURE CENTER for Ultrasound Research and Education is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators make informed decisions about postsecondary education. This Web portal provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures.


Contact: Marlin Fokusorgbor, Campus President | | 1 914-448-2873

It is the individual's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and university levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office.

CURE Founder, Staff & Faculty

Faculty Contacts Contact: Administration | |914-448-2873

Faculty Contacts Contact: Administration | |914-448-2873

·      Karen Nusbaumer, BS, RDMS, RVT - Co-Owner / Founder

·      Lisa Kempa, BA - Co-Owner, CFO/CAO

·      Marlin, Fokusorgbor, BS - Campus President

·      Siham Wadiri, M.H.A, RDMS, RVT- Ultrasound Program Director

·      Sajid Chaudhry, M.D., RMA - Medical Assistant Program Director

·      Kamlla Ramanand, BA - Director of Admissions

·      Amanda Murasso – Director of Career Placement

CURE Campus

CURE is located at 333 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, NY  10604.


CURE offers spacious and comfortable classrooms and clinical laboratories with state of the art ultrasound equipment, computers and other media devices to enhance student learning.


CURE has three large classrooms. Computers are accessible to all students in all classrooms. CURE has scanning laboratories equipped with state of the art ultrasound equipment along with a Mock ICU room to prepare students for a hospital setting.


CURE has a library inventory including specialized ultrasound books and videos, including computers for students to use in the library. The library also houses journals and other learning materials including electronic study tools such as e-readers and palm devices. 


Contact: Administration | |1 (855) 843-2873

Program Summary
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology & Echocardiography 

This program is directed towards developing the principles, techniques, knowledge and skills of each student necessary to function as a qualified Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography and/or Vascular Technology with experience in the everyday practice and application of ultrasound.


It introduces the diagnostic foundations of general, vascular & cardiac ultrasound including terminology, abbreviations, scan plane orientations, directional nomenclature, physical principles, anatomical relationships, normal sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal coronal and oblique planes with correlated sonographic images and physiology.


Emphasis will be placed on the clinical applications of general, vascular and cardiac sonography, including basic patient care principles, professionalism, related clinical signs and symptoms, interpretation of normal and abnormal sonographic patterns, pathology, normal variants, clinical laboratory tests and values and sessions on basic scanning techniques and protocols.


The academic, laboratory and clinical courses are integrated into the program for students to practice and perfect scanning skills pertaining to Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography and Vascular Technology.

CURE License & Accreditation


CURE is licensed by the New York State Department of Education, NYSED, governed by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision, BPSS. CURE was licensed by NYSED on January 26th, 2009, which was renewed on 1/26/11. BPSS NYC Office is located at 116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10001 Phone: 1 (212) 643-4760. CURE is institutionally accredited by ABHES, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools as of August, 2013. The ABHES offices are located at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. Falls Church, VA 22043 Phone: 1 (703) 917-9503.

Entrance Requirements

CURE admits students without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disabilities that would preclude meeting the requirements, or any other factor prohibited by law.

Contact: Admissions | | 1 (855) 843-2873

  1. Education Requirements: Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Physical Requirements: The field of ultrasound requires various physical requirements in order to adequately perform the tasks required of ultrasound technologists. If you are a student with a disability and would like to consider the accommodations CURE has to offer, please contact CURE Administration at or call us at 1 (855) THE CURE.
  3. Medical Requirements: All CURE applicants are required to complete the medical requirements PRIOR to being accepted into CURE. Students who show documentation of historical MMR records will be allowed to attend CURE, pending receipt of TB Test, Meningococcal Form, Statement of Good Physical Health by Physician and other NYSDOH requirements within 30 days of enrollment start. Students who do not have historical MMR records, will be allowed to attend CURE, pending receipt of verification from physician in writing that MMR records will be available within 30 days of the start of enrollment at CURE. Students who have provided MMR, who do not provide additional required Immunizations within 30 days of the start of enrollment will be dismissed. If requirements are not met, CURE will have no choice but to dismiss the student. The student will be eligible for re-entry pending receipt of all immunizations and medical requirements.
Transfer of Clock Hours

Transfer of clock hours from other institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other allied health accreditors, are accepted as a factor in qualifying for enrollment, pending the official transcripts indicate a grade of C or better. Applicants will also be required to take and pass a written and scanning test demonstrating retention of the material in order to assess the transfer fully. It is the responsibility of the student to provide CURE with official transcripts and a catalog with course descriptions from their previous institution. CURE does not allow transfer of credits from a credit hours based institution.

Financial Aid Info

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

In compliance with federal law, CURE, Center for Ultrasound Research & Education, annually distributes to each enrolled student a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and for Consumer Information under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec.485(j) and as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).

The Financial Aid Disclosure Notice is distributed annually to all enrolled students and contains a brief description of the various disclosures and how to obtain the full disclosures. The notification method is via individual CURE student emails directing students to view the dedicated Consumer Information FAQ page. CURE will provide a paper copy for any of the Consumer Information listed on the above webpage and its links, upon request. To request additional information or a paper copy, email or mail a letter to Financial Aid CURE, Center for Ultrasound Research & Education, 333 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101W, White Plains, NY 10604.


Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information is available as a PDF.

Contact: Financial Aid | | 1 914-448-2873

Cost of Attendance

For more information contact CURE and determine your total cost to attend CURE with our

Net Price Calculator.

Contact: Financial Aid | | 914-448-2873

Federal regulations, as set forth in the Higher Education Opportunities Act, require that all institutions of higher education make publicly available a "Net Price Calculator" to assist with estimates of cost of attendance. The United States Department of Education provided the template for this Net Price Calculator (NPC). The NPC, and any information made available to you, are provided as self-help tools for independent use and are not intended to offer financial advice. CURE cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the Net Price Calculator or its results in regards to individual circumstances. The NPC does not account for some information that could significantly affect your cost estimate.


The table below indicates the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology and Echocardiology Certificate program at CURE that meets the Federal Government's Gainful Employment Program definition. Occupational profiles for this program can be found at: under CIP code 51-0910.

For more Gainful Employment information and updates, see:

Total Program Cost: $48,800.00

Books and Supplies: $375.00

Uniforms: $150.00

Duration of Program: 24 months/2400 hours

On-campus Room and Board: Not Offered

Required Materials
  • Textbook of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Latest Edition - Sandra Hagen-Ansert, Elsevier

  • Textbook of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Latest Edition Workbook - Sandra Hagen-Ansert, Elsevier 

Recommended Materials

  • Understanding Ultrasound Physics, Latest Edition Sidney K. Edelman

Career Services & Job Placement Assistance

Career services can help at every stage of your planning for life after CURE. Students and alumni have continued access to career advising, career management, job search resources and networking opportunities. In order to gain a competitive edge in an in demand career, students will also be able to participate in personal marketing and branding plans, resumes and cover letters, mock interviews and evaluations, job finding techniques, negotiation coaching, social medial profiles and web biographies as well as employment essays.

During the course of their program, students may seek employment assistance with the Career Services coordinating staff that can cultivate ongoing relationships with the medical community. The career services staff interviews students eligible for employment and assesses their work skills while determining their employability in specific arenas such as hospitals, outpatient facilities, doctor’s offices, mobile or travel. It is important for students to maintain adequate attendance and remain in good academic and behavioral standing for effective job placement assistance. In addition to CURE employment assistance, students are motivated to engage in self-directed job search, and are welcome to share employment opportunities with the CURE career services department. CURE was founded on the principle of assisting students in seeking meaningful employment upon program completion. CURE career services staff members are dedicated to constantly and effectively offering students, graduates and alumni career development services, including placement assistance. CURE does not guarantee employment. CURE will make every conceivable effort in assisting students with career placement, however, we cannot guarantee job placement.

Contact: Student Services| | 1 (855) 843-2873

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