MEDICAL DOSIMETRY PROGRAM
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MEDICAL DOSIMETRY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Medical Dosimetrists play a crucial role in planning radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients. Medical Dosimetrists work closely with radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the proper dose of radiation is administered to cancer patients according to the prescription while minimizing the dose received by healthy tissues. The medical dosimetrist creates the patient’s treatment plan using sophisticated computer software programs and medical imaging datasets.
A medical dosimetrist must be proficient in using computers and must be well-versed in their understanding of math, physics, anatomy & physiology, radiation biology, and radiation therapy equipment to be successful.
MEDICAL DOSIMETRY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
CAHE’s Medical Dosimetry Program is a 19-month program that includes 4 quarters of clinical education. Individuals who are already educated and licensed as radiation therapists may qualify for transfer credit and begin in the 2nd quarter of the program, completing the program in 16 months.
The program’s curriculum prepares students to sit for the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) exam upon completion of all program requirements. Graduates are encouraged to apply to take their licensing exam as soon as possible after graduating. The course of instruction follows the latest Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Medical Dosimetry.
Upon successful completion of all didactic, lab and clinical requirements, students become eligible to be reviewed for graduation from the medical dosimetry program.