Mayo, 'U' plan radiation-therapists program
From staff reports
The Mayo School of Health Sciences and University of Minnesota plan a joint program to educate radiation therapists.
The Rochester-based 20-month program leads to a bachelor of applied science in radiation therapy. The degree is from the U of M, with a certification of completion from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine's School of Health Sciences.
Radiation therapists record, interpret and administer treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists, the clinic says.
Mayo has taught radiation therapists since 1980, said Dr. Ivy Petersen, medical radiation therapy program director at Mayo.
Students can seek the degree while in Rochester. Course work is taught online and by faculty from the Mayo School of Health Sciences and the University of Minnesota. Clinical experience will be fulfilled at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, with clinical rotation opportunities at Mayo Health System sites.