Dosimetrist Training Program

The medical dosimetry educational program based at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is an intensive one-year program offered to a maximum of six students in any year. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and over 60 students have graduated since the program was initiated in 2004.

Roswell Park is accepting applications for a 12-month JRCERT accredited Medical Dosimetry Program.

A Medical Dosimetrist is a professional that designs radiation treatment plans specific to each cancer patient’s prescription. This is done with the use of state-of-the-art 3-D graphics and patient imaging along with collaboration with other radiation oncology professionals. 

Students from Roswell Park's program will acquire the professional skills of dose calculation, treatment design, special procedures and quality assurance through a combination of classroom and clinical education.

The curriculum consists of detailed didactic sessions covering medical dosimetry, medical imaging, radiation physics, cross sectional anatomy, computer applications, radiation oncology, radiation biology and radiation safety. Clinical rotations with clinical staff and equipment will also educate students in the practical aspects of patient imaging, patient care, patient treatment, dosimetry planning and radiation measurements.

The curriculum meets or exceeds the standards for a medical dosimetry program as published by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD). Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate documenting their educational experience. Graduates are then eligible to take the certification examination administered by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB). The JRCERT will post five-year average MDCB examination pass rates, five-year average job placement rates, and annual program completion rates (see www.jrcert.org).

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

Mission Statement and Program Goals

Program Effectiveness Data

2016-2017 Program Handbook

2017 Medical Dosimetry Program Application Form

2017 Letter of Recommendation Form

Requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Radiation Therapy Technology

or

  • A Bachelor's Degree in the sciences with credits earned in the following courses: Pre-Calculus, Basic Physics, Biology, Human Anatomy and/or Physiology

Applications due February 1, 2017 for September 2017 admission.

For more information contact:
Lee Hales, BSc, CMD
Department of Radiation Medicine
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Sts.
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-1098
Email: lee.hales@roswellpark.org

Current Faculty

Steven de Boer, MSc, FAAPM - Physics Advisor
Jeremy Garvin, BS RT(T), CMD
Jorge Gomez, MD - Medical Advisor
Andrew Goraj, BS RT(T), CMD
Rachel Hackett, RTT, CMD
Lee Hales, BSc, CMD - Educational Coordinator
Richard Harvey, DrPH
Carin Jordan, RTT, CMD
Lalith Kumaraswamy, PhD
Virginia Lazarov, RTT, CMD
Eduardo Leon, MD
Harish Malhotra, PhD
Daryl Nazareth, PhD
Matthew Podgorsak, PhD, FAAPM - Program Director
Melissa Therrien, BS, MBA
Iris Wang, PhD
Jackie Zielan, RTT, CMD

Current Students

Matthew Greene
John Michael Keim
Kelly McKenna
Dylan Monaco
Mitchell Tulchinsky