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Radiation Therapy at BCHS
Get a Radiation Therapy Degree
The radiation therapy program prepares you for a challenging career at the forefront of cancer treatment. New radiation therapy techniques and technologies appear constantly, and BCHS ensures that its students receive the most up-to-date radiation therapy training. New to the radiation therapy program is Virtual Environment Radiation Therapy (VERT). This virtual environment of a radiation therapy treatment room is designed as a simulation platform for teaching and learning. Students have the ability to visualize internal anatomy and divergence of the beam in a simulated setting. Clinical errors and skill deficiencies in simulated setting can become learning opportunities with no harm to the patient.
BCHS recently became one of the first radiation therapy schools in the country to offer clinic experience with the Cyberknife, a state-of-the-art radiation therapy machine and Varian TrueBeam. This type of educational experience gives our graduates a major advantage in the job market—they possess the skills, knowledge, and first-hand experience necessary to succeed from day one.
Build a Radiation Therapy Career
Radiation therapists treat tumors with high-energy radiation beams. They require not only great technical and scientific expertise, but also the ability to treat cancer patients with great compassion and empathy.
All of these skills are addressed in BCHS’s well-rounded radiation therapy program. You’ll develop the scientific knowledge, habits, demeanor, and commitment that distinguish standout radiation therapists.
Build the Foundation for a Long-Term Radiation Therapy Career
The radiation therapy degree program at BCHS is distinctive because it offers:
- Small classes that ensure direct faculty interaction
- Virtual simulation that offers the experience of a radiation therapy treatment room
- Clinical experience that gives students extensive hands-on training, plus one-on-one interaction with working radiation therapists
- Integration between radiation therapy training and the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical aspects of health care
- A strong education component that emphasizes writing, communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills
Radiation therapy is a rapidly emerging field, with job growth projected for the coming years. With a BCHS radiation therapy degree, you’ll be ready to compete for the best jobs.
The Radiation Therapy program will graduate competent, entry-level radiation therapists to become members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, providing empathic care and therapeutic treatment to those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Graduates/students of the radiation therapy program will be clinically competent.
Graduates/students of the radiation therapy program will communicate effectively
Graduates/students of the radiation therapy program will be able to problem solve and critically think.
Graduates/students of the radiation therapy program will demonstrate professionalism
Graduates/students of the radiation therapy program will meet outcomes consistent with JRCERT Standards
Student Learning Outcomes
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Accreditation of the Radiation Therapy Program
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The contact information for the JRCERT is 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182, www.jrcert.org or call (312) 704-5300.