School of Radiation Therapy - Program Description
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview’s School of Radiation Therapy offers two educational tracks:
- Track I is a12-month full-time certificate program for currently registered radiologic technologists with an associate degree or higher; and for radiologic technology students who will graduate from their radiology program with an associate degree or higher prior to September of the year for which they are applying. The degree does not need to be in a radiologic science.
- Track II is a 16-month certificate program for applicants with an associate degree who are not radiographers.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview balances the latest in technology and treatments with patient-centered care. As the core teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School, our hospital is among the most respected in the nation, providing superior health care results. Radiation therapy students have the opportunity to advance their career in a thriving metropolitan area.
We provide an educational environment that promotes student success. Students have the opportunity to learn, understand and apply concepts related to the art and science of radiation therapy and multidisciplinary cancer care.
Students rotate clinical sites approximately every 4-8 weeks in all radiation oncology patient-care areas including nursing, dosimetry and specialized procedures. Hands-on training is provided in a variety of treatment and imaging techniques using state of the art technology including Linear Accelerators, Tomotherapy , Gamma Knife,™ Simulators, HDR, Treatment Planning and Electronic Medical Record systems. This maximizes the educational experience and improves future employment opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the radiation therapy program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.
ARRT Certification Rates & Program Placement Rate:
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This program is accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606