Radiation Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Our program is a collaboration between the Suffolk University Biology Department and our world-class clinical sites: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Emerson Hospital (Concord, Massachusetts), Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and North Shore Cancer Center (Danvers, Massachusetts).
Through observation and hands-on experience, you will become part of a team of radiation therapists as you complete more than 1,300 hours of clinical rotations. At the hospitals, you'll observe the daily responsibilities of radiation therapists, as well as patient care and the operation of treatment machines. When you complete this program, you'll be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exam and can look for jobs immediately after you graduate.
Our program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the national governing body for radiation education programs:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Data provided through Class of 2017. Data updated one year after graduation for prior graduating class, once data is available.
This data can also be found on the JRCERT website.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
|Program Effectiveness Measure||Result|
|Current 5-Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (1st Attempt Within 6 months of Matriculation, Class of 2013-2017) (%)||82.1% (of 28 students)
23 students passed the exam out of the 28 students who took the exam within 6 months of matriculation
|Current 5-Year Average Job Placement Rate (Within 1 Year of Matriculation, Class of 2013-2017) (%)||76.7% (of 30 Students)
1 student continued on to further schooling following matriculation, thus is not included in percentage
|Current Program Completion Rate (2017) (%)||80% (of 5 students)|
Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.
|Learning Goals||Learning Objectives|
||Students will be able to...|
|Know critical thinking and problem-solving skills.||
|Know principles that demonstrate clinical competence.||
|Understand how to communicate in a clinical setting.||
|Understand the importance of professionalism, growth, and development.||