Clinical education

The clinical component of the radiation therapy technology program at Wayne State University prepares you to become the radiation therapist you are aspiring to become. Your clinical experiences will allow you to graduate, and “fit into” a broad spectrum of clinical environments, ready to practice. 

Faculty give careful consideration of the site selection process to assure that all students have equitable clinical experience.   Students rotate through five JRCERT approved clinical sites located in the Detroit metropolitan area. Affiliated clinical sites provide a range of experiences from major cancer treatment centers to community hospitals. The resulting clinical experience provides students a strong foundation with which to enter the profession. 

Clinical experiences are offered throughout the entire curriculum, integrating didactic course work and clinical practice.  There are 6 clinical education courses in the two year professional program over six semesters.  Each semester students have three clinical rotation segments in each clinical education course.  Each rotation is evaluated providing students feedback so they may improve their clinical skills.

Course Number and Name

Professional Year

Term

Credits

RT 3310 - Clinical Practicum 1

Professional Year 1

Fall

3

RT 3320 - Clinical Practicum 2

Professional Year 1

Winter

4

RT 3330 - Clinical Practicum 3

Professional Year 1

Spring/Summer

4

RT 4350 - Clinical Practicum 4

Professional Year 2

Fall

4

RT 4360 - Clinical Practicum 5

Professional Year 2

Winter

4

RT 4370 - Clinical Practicum 6

Professional Year 2

Spring/Summer

4

All clinical education courses are integrated with other academic courses. The week is divided into two segments. Two and one half days each are spent in classes and Clinical Practicum. These clinical experiences allow the student to become socialized into the clinical environment and to observe and practice clinical skills as theoretical aspects are being learned in the classroom.