Medical Dosimetry Concentration

Medical Dosimetry

Admission Requirements Curriculum Technical Standards Program Effectiveness Data
Student Handbook Brochure (pdf)    

The Mount Sinai Center for Radiation Sciences Education at Stony Brook University is a partnership between Mount Sinai Health System's Department of Radiation Oncology and the School of Health Professions. 

The Medical Dosimetry clinical concentration was developed to educate and prepare students to meet the daily challenges of a dosimetrist in the dynamic field of Radiation Oncology and meet the growing demand for dosimetrists nationwide. A medical dosimetrist is a key members of the radiation oncology team. Medical dosimetrists have the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations for cancer patients in collaboration with the medical physicist and the radiation oncologist. After completion of the didactic lessons in this clinical concentration, students continue on to the clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program. The 12-months of clinical rotations in the medical dosimetry clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program are conducted at the Mount Sinai Health System. Successful completion of both the concentration and the clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program are required in order to be eligible to take the national registry examination. Since this is a program within the Health Science major, applications for the clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program are only accepted from students who have been advanced to the major's senior year curriculum.

  • The medical dosimetry didactic senior year curriculum (year 1 of the program) is delivered in person on-site at Stony Brook University with the exception of 8 credit hour courses, which are a combination of synchronous online and in-person class time. These courses are taught by the Mount Sinai Radiation Oncology faculty, who also have faculty appointments in the School of Health Professions.
  • The medical dosimetry 12-month non-credit clinical certificate program (year 2 of the program) requires students to be in person, on-site for all rotations with the exception of a 1-week specialty remote rotation and 15 hours of didactic lecture, which is delivered synchronously online from experts across the health system.
  • Total length of study is 5 years: Health Science major (4 years) + 12 months (clinical non-credit, non-degree certificate program).

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Medical Dosimetry Program is to optimize the knowledge, attitudes and skills of our students by maximizing their potential and introspection while enabling them to heighten their critical thinking in an effort to meet the daily challenges of a Medical Dosimetrist in the dynamic field of Radiation Oncology. Through clinical work and didactic lessons students will hone their skills that are required to serve our patients in the community while maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic. They will become an integral part of the health care team in the battle against cancer.

Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will produce treatable plans.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of basic science concepts required for site specific treatment planning.

Program Goals: Students will practice critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will adequately respond to challenges about the optimal nature of their treatment plans.
  • Students will show the ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.

Program Goals: Students will practice with professional values.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professional conduct.
  • Students will demonstrate lifelong learning.

Program Goals: Students will display effective communications skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.


In 2015, our program was re-accredited by the JRCERT for a total of 8 years. The program received permission from JRCERT to have the re-accreditation site visit conducted in April 2024, to facilitate a joint visit with Radiation Therapy.   

In compliance with the requirements of the United States Department of Education, if an institution or program elects to make public disclosure of its accreditation status, program publications must state that the program is accredited by the: 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology        
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850             
Chicago, IL 60606-3182          
(312) 704-5300            

Tuition for the first year of the program:

Tuition for the second year of the program, the non-credit clinical certificate:

Other Non-credit Certificate Program and Professional Estimated Required Expenses*

Health Insurance (required): Students can purchase the university plan or show proof of private insurance





Castle Branch screening and compliance platform - general access**


Professional liability insurance


National Professional Society Student Membership (AAMD)


Registration fee for national exam


Note: * There will be transportation expenses (vehicle, parking fees, fuel, etc.); **this price have been negotiated and discounted with Castlebranch