City of Hope's School of Radiation Therapy , established in 1975, is a 12-month certificate program, accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, [email protected]
and approved by the State of California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch www.cdph.ca.gov/rhb
. The program is designed to offer a full curriculum that incorporates both didactic and clinical elements that are reflective of contemporary practice in radiation therapy today.
The program's mission is to educate and train radiation therapy professionals who are knowledgeable, technically competent and dedicated to the needs of their patients, the community and profession.
Successful preparation is through the program's ability to provide structural learning experiences that facilitate attitudes and skills that prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to patient care and continued personal and professional development.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
. Having successfully passed this exam, the certificate holder is classified as a registered radiation therapist, or R.T.