Mission and Goals

Program Mission

The Radiation Therapy Program's mission is to provide a means for each student to gain and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent and ethical practitioner in the art and science of radiation therapy. Build on the three components of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) "equation for excellent" (education, ethics, examination), the program provides the preparatory education through didactic and clinical requirements to qualify graduates to tale the ARRT national certifying exam. Promoting a culture of ethical behavior, the program promotes compliance with the ARRT rules of ethics required for initial and continuing certification. The mission and goals of this program are consistent with those of the university and school.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the Radiation Therapy program:   

Students will be clinically competent:

  • Identify and correctly use all patient set-up aids
  • Verify physician prescription prior to initiating treatments

Students will demonstrate effective communication skills:

  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills

Students will model professionalism:

  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development

Students will develop critical thinking skills:

  • Assess a treatment plan and select appropriate treatment
  • Recognize discrepancies in a treatment prescription 

Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Clinical judgment, accomplishment and quality of work: demonstration of professional responsibility
  • Interpersonal relationships with other members of the health team;self-improvement and adaptability
  • Ability to obtain, organize and analyze information
  • Neatness in appearance and personal hygiene

At the end of the successful completion of all requirements, you will receive your degree from OHSU. Also, at that time, you will be eligible to apply to take the certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, (ARRT). If you intend to seek employment in Oregon, you will be required to be licensed by the Oregon Board of Radiologic Technologists, (OBRT).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radiation Therapy program:

1. Students will be able to be clinically competent:

  • Identify and correctly use all patient set-up aids
  • Verify physician prescription prior to initiating treatments

2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills:

  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills

3. Students will model professionalism:

  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development

4. Students will develop critical thinking skills:

  • Assess a treatment plan and select appropriate treatment
  • Recognize discrepancies in a treatment prescription