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The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences of Johns Hopkins University is part of the Maryland Regional Radiation Therapy Education Association. The department provides clinical experience for students pursuing a career in radiation therapy in conjunction with the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.
Students enrolled at CCBC-Essex may apply to the Radiation Therapy Program and receive their Associates of Applied Science degree upon completion. Course work includes classes in radiation therapy physics, mathematics, anatomy and physiology, radiobiology, patient care management, and several semesters of clinical practice. The program is highly competitive and prepares students to eventually take their certification boards administered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The department hosts four to six students per semester and students rotate through all of our clinical treatment areas. During the course students work with state of the art radiation therapy systems and interact with patients. They learn how to prepare patients for radiation treatment, operate treatment computer systems and the applied concepts and principles of radiation oncology. This hands-on aspect of their course work provides professional, clinical experience which reinforces their class room education. Students are supervised by staff therapists who train them on the systems, answer questions and provide support.
To learn more visit The Community College of Baltimore County-Essex Radiation Therapy course website.