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Medical Dosimetry Student

A one-year medical dosimetry training position is available at the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Department of Radiation Oncology for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Prospective candidates must have at least 1 year of full-time work experience as a radiation therapist in a radiation oncology clinic.

A Bachelor's degree in radiation therapy or equivalent is required.

The UC Irvine Medical Dosimetry program offers comprehensive didactic training, which comprises radiation oncology physics, radiobiology, clinical radiation oncology lectures and periodic evaluations and examinations (e.g., RAPHEX and MDCB mock exams).

Practical training consists of hands-on treatment planning that include 3D conformal therapy (3DCRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric-modulated radiation therapy (VMAT) using RapidArc, high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy planning and plan verification of setup and quality assurance where applicable.

In addition to the didactic and practical training, the student will be assigned periodic projects and be required to report on them in an oral presentation and written report, if necessary. The student will be expected to document all training activities in the form of a portfolio. Software packages available include ECLIPSE treatment planning software for external and brachytherapy treatment planning and MIM software for image fusion.

The UC Irvine Medical Dosimetry Program is currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Successful completion of the program is contingent upon satisfactory accomplishment of all assigned academic activities, careful documentation of practical clinical experience and project presentation, and passage of required tests. Upon completion of the program, the candidate is expected to be ready to take and pass the board certification examination offered by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB).

Interested candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or hold legal status to work in the United States
  • Submit an applicant’s statement of interest
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae and/or resume
  • Submit three professional letters of recommendation 

Tuition fee for the Medical Dosimetry Program is $12,000, to be paid in full. The prospective student is responsible for his/her housing, living expenses, health insurance, textbooks, parking, and lab coat. No university housing and/or financial aid are offered for this program. No salary or stipend is offered during or after completion of training.

Interviews of selected candidates will take place on a rolling basis. The position is open until it is filled.

Michelle Leung — Education Analyst
Department of Radiation Oncology
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Email: michelkl@uci.edu

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