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Medical Dosimetry Concentration

Medical Dosimetry

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Medical Dosimetry

A medical dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team. Medical dosimetrists have the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations for cancer patients in collaboration with the medical physicist and the radiation oncologist. After completion of this concentration, students continue on to the post-baccalaureate program at UH in order to be eligible to take the national registry examination. Job opportunities may be found in cancer treatment centers, community hospitals, free-standing clinics and medical schools. (total length of program 4 + 1 = 5 years)

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Medical Dosimetry Program is to optimize the knowledge, attitudes and skills of our students by maximizing their potential and introspection while enabling them to heighten their critical thinking in an effort to meet the daily challenges of a Medical Dosimetrist in the dynamic field of Radiation Oncology. Through clinical work and didactic lessons students will hone their skills that are required to serve our patients in the community while maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic. They will become an integral part of the health care team in the battle against cancer.

Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will produce treatable plans.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of basic science concepts require for site specific treatment planning.

Program Goals: Students will practice critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will adequately respond to challenges about the optimal nature of their treatment plans.
  • Students will show the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.

Program Goals: Students will practice with professional values.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professional conduct.
  • Students will demonstrate lifelong learning.

Program Goals: Students will display effective communications skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Current Effectiveness Data: (2013-2017)

5 year average credentialing exam pass rate on first try * 21/23 (91.3%)

5 year average job placement rate within 12 months of graduation- 23/23 (100%)

Annual completion rate data 5/5 students (100%)

*Please note that the national average exam pass rate for the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board is 56%

The Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300

http://www.jrcert.org/

Email: mail@jrcert.org