Bachelor of Science in Medical Dosimetry

A Medical Dosimetrist is actively engaged in radiation therapy treatment planning, dose calculation, and physician consultation. A Medical Dosimetrist needs to be an excellent problem solver who can think critically about a multi-faceted plan that delivers maximum dose to the tumor while sparing healthy tissue from the potentially lethal effects of radiation. The Medical Dosimetrist works very closely with radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiation therapists while providing patients with the best treatment possible. JPU offers an AS to BS, AS to MS, and MS in Medical Dosimetry within the School of Physics and Radiological Sciences.

According to the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD), a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) can pursue a career in the following areas:

  • Clinical Service and Consultation
  • Research
  • Academic and/or Clinical Instruction
  • Locum Tenens
  • Vendor Applications/ Technical Support
  • Administration
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Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in the Medical Dosimetry program are designed to prepare confident, patient-focused, and clinically proficient medical dosimetrists who, as valuable members of the radiation oncology team, continue to connect conceptual theory to clinical application as lifelong learners in their chosen field.

Goal:   Students will demonstrate clinical competency consistent with program expectations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will create clinically valid treatment plans based on clinical assessment of student’s treatment planning aptitude.
  • Students will evaluate clinically valid treatment plans based on didactic assessment of student’s comprehension of clinical tasks.

Goal:   Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the classroom and in the clinical setting.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in the classroom.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting.

Goal:   Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills during the program.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will evaluate the relative quality of complex treatment plans.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize an unacceptable plan to create a clinically valid one.

Goal:   Students will demonstrate an understanding of professionalism consistent with the expectations of an entry-level dosimetrist.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism toward co-workers, patients, and themselves.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their professional obligations upon graduation.

The John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences’ MS in Medical Dosimetry and BS in Medical Dosimetry programs have been awarded accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). John Patrick University’s accreditation status is effective January 2018 for 8 years. All students are encouraged to review the JRCERT Standards for an accredited educational program in Medical Dosimetry, click here to visit JRCERT.

Any student who wishes to pursue allegations of non-compliance with JRCERT Standards may do so by following the JRCERT Reporting Process. Before submitting an allegation, the individual must first attempt to resolve the complaint directly with JPU by following JPU’s Grievance Policy and Procedure. The Grievance Policy and Procedure are provided in the Academic Catalog.

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Note: In order to obtain certification, all potential dosimetrists must sit for the MDCB examination. More information can be found at State licensure is not required to work as a Medical Dosimetrist.