With our partnership institutions, the Health Care Sciences and Services Department of Immaculata University offers a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Medical Dosimetry. You will receive a strong science and liberal arts background from IU and clinical instruction and didactic coursework from affiliate institutions, which will prepare you for positions within the health care industry.
The medical dosimetrist plays a vital role on the radiation oncology team. When a cancer patient is prescribed radiation therapy, a medical dosimetrist determines exactly how to deliver the prescribed radiation dose.
The job outlook for medical dosimetrists is excellent for three reasons: 1) America is aging, and cancer is more common in older people; 2) radiation therapy technology is advancing rapidly and proving effective for many types of cancer; and 3) many current medical dosimetrists are nearing retirement age.
Learn more about the career outlook for medical dosimetrists at ExploreHealthCareers.org.
You can also learn more about the field from the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists.
To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the Medical Dosimetrist program at Thomas Jefferson University. Upon successful completion of the program and upon passing the appropriate national and state certifying examinations, you will be prepared to enter the health care field as an entry-level medical dosimetrist.