School of Radiation Therapy - Program Description
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview’s School of Radiation Therapy is a 12-month certificate program for students with an associate degree or higher and who are certified or due to become certified in radiology.
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 with a variety of activities in music, the arts, professional sports, shopping and the outdoors.
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 through multiple clinical sites in the Minneapolis area and in all radiation oncology patient-care areas including nursing and dosimetry. This provides hands-on experience with a variety of treatment & imaging techniques utilizing state of the art technology including Linear Accelerators, Tomotherapy , Gamma Knife,™ Simulators, Treatment Planning and Electronic Medical Record systems. 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