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Track 1 is designed for individuals seeking a career in Medical Dosimetry. The Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the Allied Health and Radiation Oncology Team.

Eligible for the Master of Science Program in Medical Dosimetry Track 1- Preferred candidates are individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and have been trained as a radiation therapist. Consideration is given to applicants with a bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences without radiation therapy experience.

Program Mission

The mission of the Medical Dosimetry Program offered by Southern Illinois University is to provide a quality program integrating education, research and service in order to meet the needs of the profession and improve health care of the people and communities we serve.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: Prepare the student to practice as a competent entry level professional Medical Dosimetrist by offering a comprehensive curriculum and quality didactic/clinical instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Graduates indicate overall satisfaction with education from the program.
  • Employer indicates graduate was adequately prepared to perform as an entry-level dosimetrist.
  • Graduates will pass MDCB certification exam on first attempt.
  • Employers indicate graduate demonstrates essential skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively with other health care practitioners.
  • Students will be clinically competent upon graduation.

Goal: Provide didactic and clinical experiences that lead to research in educational, professional, or health care issues relating to medical dosimetry.

Student Learning Outcome: 

  • Students demonstrate essential skills to plan and execute a research project.

Goal: Provide avenues to students for professional development and growth within the profession.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Graduates will become members of professional organizations.
  • Students participate in CE activities.
  • Graduates will maintain their CE activities to grow with the profession.

Goal: Provide avenues for students to develop and apply skills in effective communication necessary for successful medical dosimetry practice.        

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.

Goal: Provide avenues for students to develop and apply skills in critical thinking and problem-solving necessary for successful medical dosimetry practice.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Graduates demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Goal: Provide a clinical and didactic environment which leads to the development of clinical skills and competence appropriate to an entry level medical dosimetrist.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will be clinically competent upon graduation.
  • Students demonstrate continual improvement of skills as they progress through the program.
  • Students demonstrate professional development and growth as a result of didactic and clinical experiences.
  • Employer indicates graduate was adequately prepared to perform as an entry-level dosimetrist.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For more information about admission policies, tuition and fees, refund policies, academic calendars, clinical obligations, grading system, graduation requirements, and the criteria for transfer credit please consult the following: Graduate Catalag 2017-2018, Academic Calendar, Dosimetry Handbook.

Accreditation

The Medical Dosimetry Program is fully accredited through The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program at SIU was the third accredited program in the United States. Click here to see the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Program.

The program meets the formal education eligibility criteria for the national certification exam following graduation set by The Medical Dosimetry Certification Board

Applications must be received by Feb. 1 of the year one plans to attend the program. Class selection will occur in February/March. To apply, please complete the online application which can be accessed here: https://gradschool.siu.edu/apply/

When Applying:

  1. Apply to GRAD School
  2. In the system you will supply emails for 3 refferences
  3. Send Official Transcripts to:

Admissions Coordinator - Medical Dosimetry
1365 Douglas Drive - Mailcode 6615
Carbondale, IL  62901

If you log back into the GRAD School website, the system will tell you that no transcripts have been received.  You will need to contact Robert A. Broomfield, Allied Health Specialist/Advisor broomr@siu.edu to see if you transcripts have been received.  The GRAD School will not receive your transcripts unless you get accepted to the program.  No GRE or GMAT is required. 

For more information about admission policies, transfer credit, tuition and fees, refund policies, academic calendars, academic policies, graduation requirements, and student services please review "Degree Requirements" found in Chapter 1 of the Graduate Catalog.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org 
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