Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Radiation Therapy Program (BS)


Admission Requirements


Acceptance to the University of Michigan-Flint.  The application for general admission may be completed online at http://www.umflint.edu.

Completion of a minimum of sixteen hours of observation at Michigan Medicine Radiation Therapy Department. All clinic observation hours will be arranged through the Program Director.

Completion of the supplemental Radiation Therapy program application, available at http://www.umflint.edu/pubhealth/radiationtherapy.  Three references are required: one academic, one professional and one character reference.

Prerequisites


The following courses may be taken at UM-Flint, or equivalent courses may be transferred from another accredited institution.

Minimum grades of B- (2.7) are required for the biology and physics courses. Minimum grades of C (2.0) are required for all other courses.

Requirements


A minimum of 124 credits, as follows:

B. Clinical Requirements


After being admitted to the professional program and prior to beginning the clinical component of the program, the student is required to have a complete physical exam. Immunizations must be up-to-date and documented on the physical form by a physician. The physical form can be downloaded from the program website http://www.umflint.edu/pubhealth/radiationtherapy.

Students must document current CPR certification and maintain AHA CPR certification for health providers while in the program.

The student must also satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have sufficient strength to assist patients in transferring from a wheelchair or stretcher to the treatment couch. This will involve lifting at times.
  • Have sufficient strength, coordination and dexterity to lift and position cerrobend blocks, electron cones and wedges up to 45 pounds to a height of 5’5”.
  • Have sufficient visual acuity to set machine field size, set monitor units on the machines, align treatment fields in dimly lit room, place blocks, review radiographs, view port films and monitor patients on a close-circuit television during treatment.
  • Have sufficient auditory capability to hear warning bells in the treatment rooms and hospital fire alarms, as well as to monitor patients during treatment.
  • Be capable of effective and concise verbal communication with patients, their families and other health care workers.
  • Be physically, intellectually and emotionally able to respond to emergency situations, providing first aid, CPR and patient care until a physician or nurse arrives.
  • Be capable of handling stressful situations, making informed decisions and giving emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Be capable of understanding and applying clinical instructions given from departmental personnel.

C. Additional Requirements


All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements  including General Education  requirements.

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits