In addition to a basic knowledge of science and mathematics, radiation therapy requires emotionally mature individuals who wish to take an active part in the management of patients with malignant disease.
At The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, the Program in Radiation Therapy is designed to prepare students for the technical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of this career.
During their education students acquire the professional skills necessary to plan, deliver and record a prescribed course of radiation and proton therapy. They learn the optimal use of complex therapy equipment and treatment accessories.
Students also gain the theoretical knowledge and skills to monitor patients undergoing treatment, as well as an understanding of the compassionate and skilled care cancer patients require.