Medical Dosimetry

Pitt Community College is no longer accepting applications for the Medical Dosimetry Program. The program will terminate as of December 2024. For a list of Medical Dosimetry Programs, visit jrcert.org.

The Medical Dosimetry curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work in the care of cancer patients as medical dosimetrists. The curriculum provides instruction to enable the participant to become a member of the radiation oncology team.

The curriculum content includes specific coursework to provide classroom and direct clinical experience to train the student in the fundamentals of medical dosimetry practice using current technology, tools and techniques. Students will participate in studies related to the role of the medical dosimetrist and professional ethics, radiation oncology anatomy, treatment planning, dose calculations, clinical oncology, brachytherapy, dosimetry physics, radiation protection, quality assurance and computer applications.

Graduates of the program will be able to obtain employment as a medical dosimetrist and apply to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) to sit for a national certification.

Online Program

The Medical Dosimetry program is a four-semester diploma program. The program is offered totally online with the exception of four campus visits per year and the clinical practice rotations.

Freestanding Cancer Centers

Introduction to Dosimetry
Treatment Planning I & II
Dose Calculations
Dosimetry Physics
Dosimetry Special Procedures
Clinical Research Exper.
Clinical Education I, II, and III
Medical Dosimetry Capstone

Students will demonstrate problem solving skills.
Students will perform plan reviews.
Students will exhibit technical treatment planning skills.
Students will demonstrate conceptual understanding of treatment planning.
Students will effectively communicate with physicians.
Students will effectively communicate with faculty and staff.
Students will effectively demonstrate written communication.
Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the ethics in medical dosimetry.
Students will prepare for the MDCB examination.

Diploma in Medical Dosimetry