Dr. Kuhta initially envisioned a Rad Lab a few years ago. However, the idea was set in motion when the administration at Sherman requested suggestions from faculty to improve teaching and provide better service to students during a faculty in-service meeting. They presented the Rad Lab as a solution, and momentum built from there. Dr. Kuhta, renowned as a "superstar faculty," led the creation of a lab plan and budget with the support of an exceptional core team who shared her vision: Drs. Dan Becker, Matthew Devlin, William Fehl, Allie Hamstead and Christine Theodossis. “This would have never happened without them and the support from our administration,” Dr. Kuhta states.
She adds, “X-ray analysis is an art that requires practice, and the Rad Lab provides the space to enhance that practice.” The opening of the Rad Lab is a huge step in realizing the faculty's vision to improve student preparation for clinical practice. Sessions are scheduled in 20-minute time slots, allowing for organized analysis of X-rays and fine-tuning of student work.