in the School of Health Professions
In the School of Health Professions, the Program in Medical Dosimetry is designed to prepare students for the technical, theoretical and psychological aspects of this career.
The program offers a two-year track leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. See the prerequisites (pdf).
Medical Dosimetrists work closely with the radiation oncology team: radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and radiation therapists to create customized radiation treatment plans designed to target cancer while sparing normal tissue. Students acquire the professional skills of dose calculation, treatment design and quality assurance through intensive classroom and clinical education.
Dean: Shirley Richmond, Ed.D.
Program Director: Mahsa Dehghanpour, Ed.D.
Education Coordinator: Jamie Baker, Ph.D.
Medical Advisor: Ritsuko Komaki, M.D.
The Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by and has conformed its curriculum to the standards published and monitored by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Upon completion of the program, students will qualify for examination and certification from the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB.
The program has developed affiliations with medical institutions in Texas, so that students will develop expertise in a variety of settings and experience the breadth of opportunity available to a certified medical dosimetrist. During the clinical phase of instruction, training and supervision are provided in affiliated hospitals and clinical laboratories.
Five-year average credentialing examination (Medical Dosimetrists Certification Board exam) pass rate of not less than 85% at first attempt within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Pass Rate||Number of Students|
|2012||100%||11 of 11 passed|
|2013||58%||7 of 12 passed; 3 passed on 2nd attempt|
|2014||79%||11 of 14 passed; 1 passed on 2nd attempt|
|2015||64%||9 of 14 passed; 2 passed on 2nd attempt|
|2016||100%||13 of 13 passed|
5-Year Average 79%
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the clinical phase of the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program length for the clinical phase of the program is 20 months and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 20 months of beginning the clinical phase of the program.
|Year||Completion Rate||Number of Students|
|2012||75%||16 admitted; 12 graduated|
|2013||76%||21 admitted; 16 graduated|
|2014||90%||20 admitted; 18 graduated|
|2015||80%||20 admitted; 16 graduated|
|2016||84%||19 admitted; 16 graduated|
5-Year Average 81%
Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Placement Rate||Number of Students|
|2012||100%||10 of 10 employed|
|2013||100%||13 of 13 employed|
|2014||100%||16 of 16 employed|
|2015||100%||12 of 12 employed|
|2016||92%||12 of 13 employed|
5-Year Average 98%