Medical Dosimetry

Medical dosimetrists are health care professionals who are part of the radiation oncology team. They work with radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and oncology nurses to ensure that treatments provide the most lethal radiation dosage to cancer cells with the fewest side effects to healthy organs and tissues. After helping radiation oncologists develop appropriate treatment plans, the medical dosimetrist communicates with radiation therapists to implement the treatments accordingly. They may also assist with quality assurance for improving patient outcomes. They typically work in hospitals or cancer treatment facilities.

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Student Resources

Professional Associations and Accreditation

    Entrance Exam

    Professional programs in medical dosimetry typically require the GRE as an entrance exam. If interested in a specific program, inquire with that program about entrance exam requirements. Learn more about the GRE here.

    Selected Regional Programs

    Important Note:

    Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements