March 19, 2013

Maggie Bailey

Radiation Therapy Reports Success in Credentialing Exam

Students of the Class of 2012 met the highest national average pass rate to date.

Radiation Therapy Class of 2012
Pictured are:back row, left to right,Ryan Mueller, Molly Carlson, Stacy Schario, Mikayla Bays, Lynsey Fann and Jessica Noble; and front row, left to right,Jessica Kowalis, Roxann Pendleton, Kurt Hammann, Tracey Skala and Almira Salihovic.

The radiation therapy class of 2012's credentialing exam pass rate has met the national average pass rate to date — 90 percent for first-time examinees. Students take the national exam after successfully completing the bachelor of science degree program.

"I congratulate the radiation therapy program graduates who took the credentialing exam in 2012," said Kathy Kienstra, program director of radiation therapy. "The student's efforts combined with outstanding faculty, staff and clinical sites made this possible. The radiation therapy program will continue to strive for such outstanding success in the future."

The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics offers undergraduate programs in nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging. In 2012, the department initiated the first graduate program in molecular imaging and therapy in the United States.

Long a leader in educating health professionals, Saint Louis University offered its first degree in an allied health profession in 1929. Today, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers 11 diverse undergraduate programs and eight post-baccalaureate degrees. The college's unique curriculum prepares students to work with health professionals from all disciplines to ensure the best possible patient care.

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