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Program overview

Program length: 12 months
Class size: One student
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Affiliated school(s): University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Students enrolled in a medical dosimetry program with an affiliated school will be eligible to complete clinical rotation hours at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Graduation and certification

Upon graduation at the affiliated school and completion of clinical requirements, applicants can apply to take the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board exam and become nationally CMD certified.

Application process

The affiliated school handles the admissions and application process .


Eligible students must be enrolled in the medical dosimetry program at the affiliated institution, and must meet the prerequisites required by the affiliated school:

The school requires a B.S./B.A., preferably in physical or health sciences. Examples include, but are not limited to, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, radiation therapy, or radiologic science.

Qualified candidates typically possess these general characteristics:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Health care experience
  • Effective communication and professional work standards and behaviors

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below. Therefore, visa sponsorship is not available.

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions. Learn more about the exam and register online at the Educational Testing Service.

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences code for the TOEFL iBT is 5784.

Educational transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be translated (if they are not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential-evaluation services.

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Gain admittance to the affiliated medical dosimetry program
  2. Acquire from the school preference for clinical rotation to be completed at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Our affiliate school processes the applications for this program. Complete the application at the affiliate school — University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Interview process

Interviews will be conducted upon request and will be determined by affiliate school and program director.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition is paid through the school that you are attending. Mayo Clinic charges no additional fees. Mayo employees can apply for the Career Investment Program (CIP) to fund training for new skills and advance their career.

You are responsible for providing your living accommodations and transportation.


As a trainee in the Medical Dosimetry Clinical Rotation you will receive hands-on learning centered around patient care. Students will apply knowledge to clinical skills and performance.

During the rotation students will complete competencies in treatment planning, participate in the development of optimal treatment strategies, communicate effectively with healthcare professionals, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will learn a wide variety of treatment modalities including, but not limited to, 3D (three dimensional planning techniques), IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy, SBRT (stereotactic body radiosurgery), and basic 2D planning.

By the end of the rotation, students will:

  • Produce clinically acceptable plans
  • Demonstrate clinical competence
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in clinic and the profession


Students are in the clinic four days per week each semester. Students must adhere to policies and requirements of the assigned clinical internship site.  Important note is that students are not allowed to be paid by the clinical site during their clinical hours. There is no cost to the clinical affiliates and compensation is not provided by affiliated school.

Accreditation information

Affiliated schools are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Upon successful completion of either program, students will become eligible to take the national certification exam given by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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