Radiation Therapy Major
Radiation therapy is the careful administration of highly focused forms of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases. Through observation and hands-on experience, you'll become part of a team of radiation therapists as you complete more than 1,300 hours of clinical rotations.
You'll learn from leaders in the field while gaining clinical experience at some of the finest oncology facilities in the country. Our JRCERT-accredited program is a collaboration between the Suffolk University Biology Department and our world-class clinical sites:
- Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
- Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston)
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)
- Emerson Hospital (Concord, Massachusetts)
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, Massachusetts)
- North Shore Cancer Center (Danvers, Massachusetts)
At these hospitals, you'll observe the daily responsibilities of radiation therapists, as well as patient care and the operation of treatment machines.
Note: You must be at least a sophomore to apply to this program. The Radiation Therapy Committee will review your application and decide whether you can enroll. If accepted into this program, you'll be eligible to apply to take the ARRT certification exam upon graduation.