Medical Dosimetry Certificate
Note: This program is no longer enrolling students. Applications are being accepted for the new Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry.
Suffolk University and its prestigious clinical affiliates offer a post-bachelor's certificate in medical dosimetry. If you hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and want to be an integral member of a radiation oncology team, you could be just the right fit for this program. Medical dosimetrists create computerized treatment plans and perform dose calculations for patients undergoing radiation therapy. These treatment plans are designed to deliver a curative dose as prescribed by the radiation oncologist, while limiting exposure to nearby healthy organs.
Suffolk's 21-month program combines classroom work and hands-on experience through clinical rotation at our affiliates, which include Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MGH Newton Wellesley, and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center (Milford, Massachusetts). You'll complete all of your clinical rotations under the supervision of board-certified medical dosimetrists and medical physicists, and learn advanced treatment techniques like proton therapy and RapidArc.
Program Effectiveness Data
Medical Dosimetry Certificate
|Program Effectiveness Measure||Result|
|Current 5-Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (1st Attempt Within 1 year of Matriculation, Class of 2015-2019) (%)||89.5% (of 19 students) 17 students passed the exam out of 18 students who took the exam within 1 year of matriculation|
|Current 5-Year Average Job Placement Rate (Within 1 Year of Matriculation, Class of 2015-2019)(%)||100% (of 19 students)|
|Current Program Completion Rate (2019) (%)||100.0% (of 3 students)|
Data provided through Class of 2019. Data updated one year after graduation for prior graduating class, once data is available.
This data can also be found on the JRCERT website.
The Suffolk University Medical Dosimetry Program is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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The mission of the Medical Dosimetry program is to provide students with a rigorous and comprehensive education. Students will receive instruction from a multifaceted faculty in diverse clinical settings while using the most advanced technologies to develop exceptional clinical skills that will prepare them for entry level positions. Graduates of our program will think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate the importance of continued education in maintaining their competence.
Goals & Student Learning Outcomes
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Courses & Requirements
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