Medical Dosimetry Clinical Obligations
Clinical practice rotations begin the second semester of the program. Meeting times for Spring and Summer semesters are Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the final semester (2nd fall) students meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Students may not complete clinical practice rotations as paid employees.
The program has established a safety screening protocol for students having potential access to the magnetic resonance environment. All students are required to watch a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) safety video as part of their clinical orientation requirements. Students requesting a rotation through MRI must also complete a MRI Safety Screening Sheet to assure they are appropriately screened for magnetic waves or radiofrequency hazards. If a student has had an injury to the eye involving a metallic object or fragment, they will be responsible for the cost of MRI orbits images prior to the rotation.
The following sites are approved by the JRCERT. However, not all sites host students every year. Please contact the program director for individual clinical placement.
Carolina Medical Center-Carolinas Healthcare System
Centra Health-Alan B Pearson Regional Cancer Center
Duke Cancer Center Cary Radiation Oncology
Duke University Health System-Duke Raleigh Hospital
Duke University Hospital
Riverside Healthcare System Virginia-Radiation Oncology
UNC Rex Healthcare-Rex Cancer Center
University Radiation Therapy-Carolinas Healthcare System
Vidant Radiation Oncology-Moye Blvd
Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, and/or proof of US citizenship prior to or during participation in the clinical portion of a program. Any expenses associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student. Pending the outcome, clinical facilities may deny a student the opportunity to complete the clinical portion of a program. A student who is unable to complete the clinical portion of a program will not be able to graduate.
Criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, and/or proof of US citizenship may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.