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Radiation Therapy Program (BS)

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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.


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

Minimum grade of C (2.0) required on all prerequisite courses. 


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. 

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.

C. Additional Requirements

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

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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