Jefferson Radiologic Sciences Medical Dosimetry Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate
Jefferson celebrates 100% of its graduates passing the August 2013 Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) Examination. This 100% pass rate is especially remarkable compared to national pass rates: there was a 65% pass rate for all test takers who graduated from accredited dosimetry programs and a 48% pass rate for all August 2013 test takers.
“The continued success of Jefferson’s Medical Dosimetry Program is a combination of many reasons,” says program director Shirley Johnston, MS RT(R)(T)CMD. “It has a well-developed and ever-evolving curriculum so that the students are learning about new and emerging modalities. It’s an ideal situation – we have dedicated didactic and clinical faculty teaching very committed students who are eager to learn.”
The medical dosimetry program at Jefferson was founded by Andrew Wu, PhD, FAAPM, and graduated its first class in 2005. Prior to the establishment of formal dosimetry programs, dosimetrists were taught on the job by medical physicists. Accreditation of dosimetry programs is administered by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Currently, there are about twenty JRCERT-approved dosimetry programs in the United States.