Applying to the Radiation Therapy Program
Step 1 – 40 Hours of Observation
All applicants are required to spend 40 hours of observation time in radiation therapy departments. Applicants must also have a Documented Observation Form with them at the time of each visit. Please provide the form to a therapist from each observation clinic for completion after observation. Please request that the completed form be sent (scanned/mailed) to the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program.
All observation hours must be documented on the Completed Observation Form, and submitted with the application to the Program.
HIPAA certification is required prior to observation at any program affiliated clinic. Contact information for program affiliated clinics in the Portland area are provided after HIPAA certification. Please contact Grant Rommel to obtain HIPAA information for certification.
Step 2 – Submit Completed Application between December 1st, 2017 and March 1st, 2018
Apply here: https://ohsu.liaisoncas.com/. Create an account to get started!Documents needed to complete the application process:
- Official transcripts
- Completed Observation Form
- Personal statement
- Name and email of three individuals for recommendation purposes
In addition to OFFICIAL transcripts, please upload UNOFFICIAL transcripts from all colleges attended to the application for the initial review. Please submit official transcripts to:
Note: application fee waivers for applicants who are
economically disadvantaged may be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting their application.
For further information or questions regarding our admission requirements, please contact the Radiation Therapy Program.
After submitting a complete application, the following steps occur:
1. Applicant Review
- The admissions committee reviews all application documentation.
- Based on the application review, a select group of applicants is invited to OHSU
for on-site interviews. Interview day consists of tours, demonstrations, and a
panel interview by the admissions committee.
3. Admissions Decisions
- All applicants are notified of admissions
decisions. The program accepts up to nine students per cohort, and creates an
alternate/waitlist. Admission decisions are based on a combination of application documentation and the interview.
Didn't get accepted this year? Apply the next year! The admissions committee looks favorably on applicants who apply again – particularly those who spend the year gaining experience in the field.