Education for Medical Dosimetry

The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) sets the standards on eligibility for the certification board exam. Eligibility information can be found on the MDCB website: https://mdcb.org/certification-exam-information/eligibility.

Formal educational programs are listed on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at https://www.jrcert.org/find-a-program/. (Select medical dosimetry from the dropdown menu titled Type of Program; then click Search).


Formal Medical Dosimetry Educational Programs

To enroll in a formal educational program:

  • Some programs require the applicant to be a registered radiation therapist or an individual with a baccalaureate degree with physical science pre-requisites.
  • Courses such as biology, physics, calculus, trigonometry, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, computer science, medical terminology and general health care are examples of typical pre-requisites.
  • The applicant may be required to interview with an admissions committee and will be selected on a competitive basis.
  • Some programs require that a clinical observation be completed in medical dosimetry to ensure the applicant understands the profession and can determine if the profession is a good fit. Applicants should contact the director of the medical dosimetry program to which they are applying for information about this requirement.