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Program overview

Program length: 45 weeks
Class size: 2 students
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Students enrolled in the Radiation Therapy Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville may complete the Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Graduation and certification

Graduates are eligible to take the national boards to become a Registered Radiation Therapist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Application process

The Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation admits two trainees per semester on a competitive basis at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. There are three 15-week long semester in each year.

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Sept. 15.


To be eligible for this clinical rotation, you must be a student enrolled in the Radiation Therapy Program at Florida State College.

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.

How to apply

1. Gain admittance to Florida State College at Jacksonville.

2. Apply to the Radiation Therapy Specialist Certificate program. Complete the Florida State College of Jacksonville admission application for the Radiation Therapy Specialist Certificate program. The program code is 6153.


As a trainee in the Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation you will receive hands-on learning centered on patient care. Our curriculum design has an emphasis on hands-on learning, clinical experiences, and direct application. You will put the strong educational foundation you learn in the classroom into practice.

In the rotation, you will receive experience and familiarity with a wide variety of treatment procedures, such as, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volume modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT), and conventional non-IMRT treatments; using cone beam CT/KV/MV image guidance and six degrees of freedom robotic couch.

By the end of the rotation, you will:

  • Provide clinically competent care to patients
  • Increase your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn effective communication and professional work standards and behaviors


For the majority of the rotation, the clinical schedule includes eight-hour days, four days a week. Any changes must be approved by the Department of Radiation Oncology and Florida State College at Jacksonville’s program manager.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition rates are determined by and paid to Florida State College at Jacksonville. 

Mayo Clinic does not charge any additional fees. 

You are responsible for providing your own living accommodations. Living expenses such as transportation, housing, and meals are not paid to the school.

Accreditation information

Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-679-4500

This regional accreditation meets the American Society of Radiologic Technologists requirement for an accredited program and graduates will be eligible to sit for the national registry examination upon program completion.

For further details, see the accreditation information for Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

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