Burwin's Authors & Instructors

   

Margaret Corbett, RT(R),RDMS,RDCS,RVT
Denis Gratton, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS
Stephanie Lanoix, BScR, RT(R), CRGS, RDMS
Chris Harrington, RT(NM), RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Merle McCann, BA, RT(R), ACR, RDMS, RDCS
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Margaret Corbett, RT(R),RDMS,RDCS,RVT
Hello. My name is Margaret Corbett and I am the author and course instructor for the Burwin Institute correspondence courses in cardiovascular principles and echocardiography. My courses are primarily intended to cover the material required to pass the American Registry Of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examinations in cardiovascular principles & instrumentation and adult and pediatric echocardiography.

I have worked in ultrasound since 1983 and hold ARDMS registration in Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography as well as Abdomen, Ob/Gyn, Ophthalmology and Vascular Technology. I am presently employed full time as Supervisor and Clinical Instructor in a busy private practice. My teaching experience began in 1979 in Radiography.

My introduction to teaching through correspondence was through a series of courses in Quality Control which I wrote for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. Throughout the year, I present registry preparation seminars in adult echocardiography in various cities in the United States and have also taught courses in echocardiography at a local community college. I have been with the Burwin Institute since 1992.

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Denis Gratton, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS
Welcome to all prospective Burwin Institute students. It would be a true honor and pleasure to be your instructor, counsellor, and mentor if you enrol in one of my Burwin courses.

Since the inception of The Burwin Institute in 1985 I have had the good fortune to teach hundreds of correspondence students in a variety of diagnostic ultrasound topics including physics & instrumentation, obstetric & gynecology, and Doppler. It has been very gratifying to see the majority of my students pass with distinction and pride registry examinations in these applications. It's a wonderful feeling to be told "Denis, I would never have done it without you". Hopefully, this will be true of your experience when you register in one of my Burwin courses.

I had the opportunity to learn diagnostic ultrasound imaging when the technology was in its neonatal stage and I am grateful to have experienced the tremendous growth and medical usefulness of this imaging modality. I have been involved in a teaching capacity since 1976 as a clinical and didactic instructor, conference and seminar lecturer, author, and program director. I have always been proud of being a sonographer and continue to enjoy scanning and patient interaction. I am currently performing general ultrasound studies at a busy community hospital in addition to my teaching and administrative duties with The Burwin Institute.

Professionally, I have participated on the Board and committees of different organizations including the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

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Stephanie Lanoix, BScR, RT(R), CRGS, RDMS
Welcome to the Burwin Institute! I am the course author for the breast course and pleased to be the newest member of the team.

After completing my Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography and working in the field, I decided to return to school and discovered the interesting and ever changing world of diagnostic medical ultrasound.

I work as a sonographer in a teaching hospital that provides both community and specialized services. Occasionally, I have had the opportunity to travel to the Canadian Northern Territories for locums.

The course offers the student updated and interesting information regarding breast ultrasound. It will expand your knowledge, improve your skills and prepare you for the Registry examination.

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Chris Harrington, RT(NM), RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Hello! It would be my pleasure to provide some help and instruction through these correspondence courses.

I have been teaching ultrasound both clinically and in the classroom since 1990.

Currently, I am the Program Coordinator for the sonographer training program at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I currently author the Physics and Instrumentation, Practical Vascular Doppler, and Cardiovascular Principles and Instrumentation courses.

I truly enjoy my job, especially the challenge of teaching Physics and Instrumentation. The mere mention of the word "physics" causes many students to panic. But I believe physics can be fun, understandable, and most importantly, relevant to daily clinical practice. If you can approach physics with an open mind, I know you will surprise yourself.

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Merle McCann, BA, RT(R), ACR, RDMS, RDCS
Hello. Welcome to the Burwin Institute! I am the course author and teacher for the Burwin Neurosonography courses.

My teaching career began in Radiography in 1973 and expanded into Ultrasound in 1984. I have taught my specialty areas to full-time college students, to graduate students preparing for their Registry examinations and to sonographers and physicians who wished to upgrade their knowledge in these areas.

I sincerely hope upon completion of these courses you will have a similar experience to Kathy T. from PA who wrote : "I wanted to thank you so much for the information given to me through your courses which made the examination so much easier. I learned so much more than I had ever hoped to, and, although some areas were difficult for me to comprehend, I am a much better sonographer today . . . I will be forever grateful that I found out about your courses . . . I felt so well prepared for the examination, and, my grade (87.5%) reflected my knowledge."

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