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: http://mdcb.org/certification-exam-information/eligibility.
Formal educational programs are listed on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at http://www.jrcert.org. (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:
- Most 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 & physiology, computer science, medical terminology and general health care are examples of typical pre-requisites.
- The applicant will be required to interview with an admissions committee and is selected on a competitive basis.
- Most programs require that a previous observation be completed in medical dosimetry to ensure the applicant knows what the profession is and if they truly want to do this. The applicant is responsible for finding a radiation oncology observation site; however, the AAMD Formal Education Committee maintains an Observation Sites web page to list willing sites for student observation.