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Radiation Therapy

The Radiation Therapy clinical concentration was developed to train and prepare students to meet the daily challenges of a Radiation Therapist in the dynamic field of Radiation Oncology and meet the growing demand for radiation therapists nationwide.  Radiation Therapists are key members of the radiation oncology team. They provide direct patient care to patients undergoing radiation treatment for cancerous and some non-cancerous conditions. The Radiation Therapy Program at Stony Brook University is through partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.  After completion of the didactic lessons in this clinical concentration, students continue on to the non-credit post-baccalaureate program in order to be eligible to take the national registry examination. The 12 month post-baccalaureate rotations are conducted at the Mount Sinai Health System. (Total lenght of program 5 years: Health Science major (4 years) + 12 months (non-credit continuation of study) = 5 years. Through this industry academic partnership, students will hone the 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 and leaders in providing the highest level of patient care. 

Program mission statement: The mission of the Mount Sinai Center for Radiation Therapy atStony Brook (also known as the Radiation Therapy Program) is to optimize the knowledge,attitudes and skills of our students by preparing them to meet the daily challenges of a RadiationTherapist in the dynamic field of Radiation Oncology. Through clinical work and didacticlessons students will hone their skills that are required to serve our patients in the communitywhile maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic. They willbecome an integral part of the health care team in the battle against cancer and leaders in theproviding the highest level of patient care.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence of an entry-level radiation therapist

            Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will deliver radiation therapy treatments as prescribed by a radiation oncologist
  • Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding relative to each site-specific setup

 

Goal 2: Students will possess critical thinking skills

            Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will adequately respond to challenges faced during treatment setup and delivery
  • Students will show the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner

 

Goal 3: Students will practice with professional values

            Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professional conduct
  • Students demonstrate life-long learning

 

Goal 4: Students will display effective communication skills

            Student Learning Outcomes:

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

 

Effectiveness Data for the First Graduating Class:

  • Average credentialing exam pass rate on first try - 5/5 (100%)
  • Average job placement rate within 1 month of graduation - 5/5 (100%)
  • Annual completion rate data 5/5 students (100%)

     

    Radiation Therapy

    Admission Requirements Curriculum Technical Standards Brochure (pdf)
    Student Handbooks