The department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics is pleased to announce that the radiation therapy class of 2010 received a 100 percent pass rate on the Radiation Therapy Certification Board Exam.
|Students in the radiation therapy class of 2010 received a 100 percent pass rate on the Radiation Therapy Certification Board Exam. Submitted photo|
Students take the national exam after successfully completing the Bachelor of Science degree program. The national pass rate for the radiation therapy exam is 87.6
"I congratulate the class of 2010 on their success," says program director, Kathy Kienstra. "Their combined average score was higher than any other graduating class at Saint Louis University. 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."
Six of the seven graduates from the class of 2010 have found work in the field around the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, while one student is looking to relocate.
The department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics houses the radiation therapy program, nuclear medicine technology program and beginning fall 2011 the magnetic resonance imaging program.
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 degrees in athletic training, clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, health information management, health sciences, investigative and medical science, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy and radiation therapy. The college's unique curriculum prepares students to work with health professionals from all disciplines to ensure the best possible patient care.