Dosimetry Training Program

The University of Maryland Medical Center School of Medical Dosimetry is a one-year certificate program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

UMMC's Department of Radiation Oncology started the School of Medical Dosimetry in 2001. Students of this program are University of Maryland Medical Center employees, not students of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Our one-year program combines an extensive curriculum with hands on training to prepare our students for a career in medical dosimetry.

Our program provides each graduate a Certificate of Completion after completing all competencies. We are not a degree-granting program.

Graduates of our medical dosimetry program are eligible for national certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board after six months of additional clinical experience. The latter six month clinical experience requirement, stipulated by the MDCB, is outside of the control of the School of Medical Dosimetry, and is subject to change at any time. Applicants and students should contact the MDCB with questions regarding this timeline.

Only two students are accepted into the program each year. This ensures that each student receives ample personal attention and can work closely with our dosimetrists and physicists.

Course credits from our School of Medical Dosimetry cannot be counted towards a higher education degree from a higher education organization, nor can credits from other programs be counted by our program. However, to demonstrate our commitment to educational excellence, the University of Maryland Medical Center's School of Medical Dosimetry was previously recognized by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board, and is presently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

For additional questions regarding the program, please contact:

Lisa M. Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Radiation Oncology Physics Department
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 S. Greene St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-2323
Fax: 410-328-2618
Email: [email protected]

Matthew Earl, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Medical Dosimetry Training Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Email: [email protected]

  • Background Information

    Medical dosimetry is the subspecialty of radiation oncology that focuses on treatment planning, dose measurement, dose calculations and quality assurance for radiotherapy treatments designed to treat cancer. 
  • Application Process

    Our admission policy is designed to find the best match of student interest, achievement and ability, with our own program's objectives, goals and plan of assessment and development. 
  • FAQs

    We answer frequently asked questions about UMMC's Dosimetry Training Program.

  • Additional Resources

    Additional Resources for the Dosimetry Training Program at UMGCC