Center for Radiation Sciences Education
Mount Sinai’s Department of Radiation Oncology and Stony Brook University School of Health Professions are partnered to provide collaborative education. The Mount Sinai Center for Radiation Sciences Education offers education for both radiation therapy and medical dosimetry students. Through this industry-academic partnership, students will gain academic expertise through didactic coursework at Stony Brook University plus the clinical expertise of Mount Sinai, a national leader in radiation oncology and medical education. Students will hone the skills required to serve our patients in the community while maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic.
The application process, requirements and overall program structure of the Radiation Therapy Program and the Medical Dosimetry Program are identical. Each program offers a bachelor’s degree in health science through Stony Brook University (Four years), followed by a post-baccalaureate clinical year (12 months) through the Mount Sinai Health System. Each program only accepts applications from students in the senior year of the health science major at Stony Brook University.
The Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry Program curriculum requires prerequisites in courses such as physics and anatomy. Specialized program curriculum includes but is not limited to:
- Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy (Radiation Therapy only)
- Introduction to Treatment Planning (Medical Dosimetry only)
- Radiobiology and Health Physics
- Radiographic Anatomy
- Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics II
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree in health science, our students engage in clinical rotations throughout the Mount Sinai Health System where they are exposed to state-of-the-art technology and learn to plan or deliver a wide range of treatments including stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, proton therapy, and more.
Radiation Therapy Program
The role of a radiation therapist is deeply rewarding, as they are an integral member of the radiation oncology team providing individualized cancer care. Radiation therapists are responsible for patient positioning, operating a linear accelerator, delivering dose, and recording the process with fine attention to detail and a refined aptitude for patient care.
Medical Dosimetry Program
Medical dosimetrists ensure cancer patients receive optimal care through expert treatment planning utilizing modern techniques and cutting-edge technologies. They have the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations for cancer patients in collaboration with the medical physicist and the radiation oncologist.
Both the Radiation Therapy Program and the Medical Dosimetry Program are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In compliance with the requirements of the United States Department of Education, if an institution or program elects to make public disclosure of its accreditation status, program publications must state that the program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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