Radiation Therapy Program Reports Success in 2016 Credentialing Exam Pass Rate
The class of 2016 of Saint Louis University’s Radiation Therapy program, housed in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics, recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) National Registry Board Exam for radiation therapists. The pass rate is reported for first-time examinees, and the program’s pass rate of 100 percent is higher than the national average of 86.9 percent for radiation therapy programs.
Radiation therapy students take the ARRT national registry exam after successfully completing the Bachelor of Science degree program. The average exam score for SLU radiation therapy students individually was above the national average for radiation therapy students.
“I congratulate the radiation therapy program graduates who took the credentialing exam in 2016,” said Radiation Therapy program director Kathy Kienstra, MAT, RT(R)(T). “The students’ 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 Radiation Therapy program is housed in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics along with the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program and Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
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