medical dosimetry

Suffolk University and its clinical affiliates offer a post-bachelor's certificate in Medical Dosimetry for candidates who hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. 

Medical dosimetrists are the "architects" of radiation therapy. As integral members of the radiation oncology team, dosimetrists create computerized treatment plans and perform dose calculations for patients undergoing radiation therapy. The treatment plans are designed to deliver a curative dose as prescribed by the radiation oncologist, while limiting exposure to nearby healthy organs.

The 21-month program consists of a combination of classroom work and clinical hands-on experience through clinical rotation at our affiliates. All clinical rotations are completed under the supervision of board certified medical dosimetrists and medical physicists and include such advanced treatment techniques as proton therapy and RapidArc. Our clinical affiliates include Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MGH North Shore, MGH Newton Wellesley and MGH Emerson.

The Suffolk Medical Dosimetry Program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be eligible to sit for the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) exam. For additional information about medical dosimetry in general and the certification exam, please see the following websites:

American Association of Medical Dosimetrists

Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board

Cost and Tuition information

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For more information on the application process and instructions on how to apply, please read our Medical Dosimetry Application Checklist (PDF).

Medical Dosimetry Application Form (PDF)

Online Application Portal

Applications are due Jan. 1, 2015.

Please contact Jessica Mak, Program Director, with any questions.