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Medical Dosimetry
The University Graduate School and The School of Medicine

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(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)

Medical Dosimetry Program

Medical dosimetry is a branch of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics that primarily deals with the design of radiation treatment planning for the delivery of patient treatments.  The medical dosimetrist has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology machines and equipment, is cognizant of Procedures commonly use in brachytherapy and has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist.

Graduate Certificate in Medical Dosimetry

The University Graduate School is offering a twelve-month graduate certificate in medical dosimetry.  The curriculum includes 23-24 graduate credit hours of which 14 credit hours are clinical practicum as well as nine didactic graduate credit hours.  Rotations at clinical sites are required.  Students will not only gain a wide range of experience in the planning of traditional and newer methods for treatment delivery of photons and electrons but will also learn porton beam planning that will be unique to Indiana University.  Upon graduation and following six months of full-time employment in medical dosimetry, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the medical dosimetry certification board examination.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be accepted for admission to the University Graduate School.
  • All applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; a Bachelor's degree in radiation therapy is preferred, but others will be considered if all other requirements are met.  A G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher must have been maintained for the radiation therapy courses.
  • Certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy, R.T.(T).
  • Three professional letter of recommendation, with at least one from a qualified medical dosimetrist or qualified medical physicist.
  • Official (sealed) copies of all transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Completion of undergraduate prerequisite courses (or equivalent):

       a.  College Algebra and Trigonometry and/or Pre-calculus

       b.  Cross-Sectional Anatomy

       c.  Radiation and Cancer Biology (RAON-J406)

       d.  While not necessarily a requirement, preference will be given to students

            who have taken General Physics with a lab.

       e.  Basic knowledge of computer technology

  • Acceptance by the University Graduate School and the School of Medicine

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