For information about our application process, as well as additional information for prospective applicants and current students, please click on the links below.
The next application deadline is December 1, 2010, for a start date of September 1, 2011. Individuals interested in applying to our program may download our student handbook, which includes the application form, by clicking here.
Graduates of the School of Medical Dosimetry are eligible for national certification by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board after six months of clinical experience. This is open to change at any time by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB), which is independent of our organization. The applicant, student or graduate are urged to contact the MDCB with questions of eligibility at any time.
Our admission policy is designed to find the best match of student interest, achievement and ability, with our own program's objectives, goals and plan of assessment and development. We do not favor one group of applicants' race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, age, gender or sex. Similarly, we do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, age, gender or sex, or economic status. We only favor the applicants that are best suited to enter the program based on their academic excellence, interest in our program and professional commitment and achievement. Such metrics are evaluated from the applications submitted, the recommendation letters and the applicants' performance during an onsite interview.
The value of the program for each student is $32,792.00. As part of the program value, the accepted student will receive an educational stipend of $12,792.00. In consideration of the value of the program, including the educational stipend, the student agrees to full time employment with UMMC as a dosimetrist for a period of eighteen (18) months following graduation from the program, if a position is available.
Students who are employed after graduation by UMMC are paid a competitive salary during their eighteen-month obligation to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Notably, if a position is not available upon completion of the program, the student does not have to pay back any part of the $32,792.00 value of the program. If an applicant is accepted into the program and wishes not to enter the commitment to work for 18 months, a one time fee will be due of $32,792.00 to cover the value of the program.
In such instance, the student will receive the stipend portion of that fee back in the amount of $12,792.00 as a salary during their one-year employment at UMMC. If a student should need or wish to breach the agreement to commit to employment after graduation or at any time during the 18 months employment after graduation, a one time fee of $32,792.00 shall be due. It should be noted that both the tuition and the contractual obligations are reviewed on an annual basis and are subject to change.
Outside of the one-time tuition fee, students may enroll for on-site parking at a rate set by the hospital for employees. The payment for parking is taken as a deduction from their paycheck.
UMMC does not pay for travel to or from an interview, and does not cover room and board expenses incurred during the interview process.
The University of Maryland Medical Center School of Medical Dosimetry is not a degree granting higher education organization. Hence, we do accept transfer of credits or provide credits that can be transferred to higher education organizations for degrees granted by those institutions.
The University of Maryland Medical Center is actively committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity in all of its programs. It is the goal of the University to assure that women and minorities are equitably represented among the faculty, staff and administration of the University, so that its work force reflects the diversity of Maryland's population.
All employment policies and activities of the University of Maryland Medical Center shall be consistent with federal and state laws, regulations and executive orders on nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, marital status and veteran status. Sexual harassment, as a form of sex discrimination, is prohibited among the work force of the University.
Students are expected to be in good standing in the program to continue employment and complete the one-year program. Good standing includes non-complaint of behavioral or professional misconduct. Complaints are resolved through an appeal process. The appeal process is only available to full-time employees of UMMC, after an initial six week probationary period, which starts on the first day of employment. The guidelines and regulations of the appeal process are set by the policies governing employees of the University of Maryland Medical Center. The appeal process is part of a due-process procedure. Due-process procedures provide students with an unbiased avenue to pursue complaints or grievances and the opportunity to be heard in a timely manner. The appeal process is available to students after their initial probationary period as hospital employees.
Student visas, working visas or work permits are not sponsored by our program on behalf of applicants who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States.