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How would you describe your overall academic performance?
When an interviewer asks about your education, speak confidently about the work you have accomplished! Becoming a radiation therapist is no easy task, as you know. Talk about what you learned, and share some of the highlights of your training and experience from your clinical rotations. What experiences did you gain that have influenced your approach to healthcare? Explaining how hard you worked and some of the challenges you encountered shows your strengths. How did you overcome the challenge of finding balance and managing stress? Talk about how your education influenced your decision to focus on radiation therapy and technology.

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How would you describe your overall academic performance?
The Mohawk-Mcmaster program taught be a broard range of subjects through my courses in radiobiology, medical physics, anatomy, patient care, treatment planning, and skills. Classroom formats were very interactive which promoted a team atmosphere.
I think that I already prepare for this career. I did learn the prerequisite before apply.I think with knowledge about science, I can study well.
Yes I have been volunteering in a radiation oncology office weekly and I have also been taking science classes to help me have a better understanding of the human body and its background.
Yes, I was trained through an excellent curriculum which provided a broad understanding of most cancers and their treatments, then my clinical work assisted in providing solid practice to utilize that theoretical work.
I was very fortunate to be trained at the best facilities in my home town. It prepared me to be aware of what it is out there.
I feel like I am a blank canvas. As a student you do a lot of watching along with hands on education on how to set a patient up. but every clinic or hospital has their own technique. I feel prepared but im more excited and eager to start my career.
Yes I redo feel very weel prepared for this career.
I learned a lot during my later high school years, especially in the Science area, doing Physics, Biology and Chemistry, all of which I found interesting and challenging in most cases. I think tha.
I feel very prepared from a technical standpoint, I do realize there is a lot to learn that can only be attained though experience.
Yes, I have had much education throughout my years and I feel ready to advance.
Yes I feel I am well prepared for this career. I applied last year straight out of school but did not get accepted, so I took the pathway of doing health science to get in. I feel this course has helped me grow immensely in both knowledge of the body but also the clinical setting.
While my academic career is more focused on kinesiology, I have several practicum experiences that have allowed me to be around different health care systems and seen different things. The fact that I have grown up around oncology and worked in an oncology office for the past several years has prepared me very well for this career because I am no stranger to the different parts of cancer treatment.
I have a B.S degree in radiological sciences and actually did radiography for 6 years before learning about the online Washburn program. I feel after 11 years in this field that I am prepared for a lot and also ready to learn new things as I go.
I have done 4 alevels and 1 as level, also studied at university with extensive hospital placement experience and I believe I am well prepared for this career.
Yes, I have a major GPA of 3.8 and I have been preparing for this program all of my college years.
The didactic part of the program definitely gave me a very good knowledge base which prepared me for clinic. But I think what really prepared me for this career is what I have learned from my placement here in Ottawa. The therapists here have been great with showing the students different ways of doing things, and I learned that you develop your own "radiation therapist persona" depending on how you do things - like your own checklist per se on what you do as a therapist. And being able to incorporate different ideas and suggestions that I have encountered during the 8 months that I was here as a student has helped me develop my own checklist and my own style as a radiation therapist. I think the staff here has done a great job with the students based from my experience. To be perfectly honest, I think it is going to be an interesting transition, but I am excited because I know that I have been taught very well by the people here and by the teachers I had in Michener and given the experience that the staff here has, I know I will keep learning more.
It took me a while to get started on my education but I feel that my training has definitely prepared me to deal with every aspect of this field. I view radiation therapy as a lifelong learning career as techniques and technologies are constantly changing.
I am finishing xray and looking to get into rad therapy. I feel my education thus far has given me the knowledge to work as an xray tech and a foundation for rad therapy school.
I graduated at the top of my class in the Radiation Therapy program at the University of Michigan.
The degree was classified as 50/50/. I learnt the theory and had a chance to do practical placement. I believe I had the necessary knowledge to do the job but would not heistate to enhance my knowldege in this career.
I have had many different placements during college that introduced me to the elderly, people with learning difficulties and children. 3 years of training mostly spent within practice has made me feel prepared to make the transition from student to qualified Radiotherapist.
I have a bachelors in science, graduating at the top of my class. My training has made me clinically competent, excellent at communication both orally and written, excellent at problem solving, sensitive to cultural diversity.
I have a degree in radiotherapy and have clinical experience.
I have a bachelor in cell biology and radiation therapy. I am prepared for this career.
Having a bachelor degree as opposed to an associates degree, I feel very well prepared for this career. My four years of classes and hands on experience lead me to a full time internship where I left feeling like one of the team.
I have an Associates in Science in Radiologic Technology. I feel that I was well prepared to enter the field as an entry level Radiation Therapist due to the intensive clinical training I received while in school.
Yes, although my education was a while ago now so I keep up to date by self-directed study, attending study days or courses where appropriate.
I have completed a wide range of subjects throughout high school and university and in turn feel that I am well prepared to enter in to this career.
I have had many placements both interstate and in Adelaide and I have always put in 100%. During my academic courses I have had good time management with constant employment and good grades. I have a good base knowledge which I have been able to advance during placement. I understand that in this profession I will always be learning and this is one of the things that excites me most about being a Radiation Therapist.
Very much. I must say we had a very intense four years between University and the Program, and it was a lot to fit in. We had comps on the majority of techniques right down to the smallest detail. The centre I work in now has told myself and another graduate of my school that they are very impressed with our skills and how we work. We came in ready to go, and very prepared, and that made me feel even more confident in myself and my abilities. My schooling covered everything we could possibly cover, and if there were no cases with this certain site, we would have to run labs until we knew what to do. It was tough, but worth it.
I have completed 6 years of my education I received my Masters degree at 22. I feel well prepared.
I am prepared in the sense that I have done my theory and finished uni, learning on the job each day is different to studying for an exam. I am prepared and excited to begin my career in the field.
My university education has well prepared me for my career as a radiation therapist. Not only was the academic portion very rigorous and time consuming, but the clinical aspect offered during my second and fourth year terms provided a clear hands-on approach to working with other therapists, and most importantly, with patients. Studying and classroom learning is an excellent foundation, but the real art to being an effective therapist comes with practice and being on the floor with the patients for each step of their treatment. My schooling provided an excellent window into this area and I feel confident in how it solidified my skills.
I have degrees in radiation therapy, radiologic technology, and my bachelors in nursing. I graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College, and I do feel feel prepared for this career. I believe all my training and experience in different medical fields adds to my career as a radiation therapist.
I am very confident I have gained a lot from my work experience and hope to increase the skills and knowledge at this university.
Yes! I have studied bio, chem and psychology which have taught me many skills,
Yes, Studying biology has taught me a lot about human anatomy.
I have done Bse in Physics, and I Have two year certificate programe in RT which is compulsury for this field ,
Greaduated with distinction Newcastle university 2013 SPP Tamworth 2014 Currently employed as a level 2 radiation therapist in Tamworth Experiences so far have allowed me to develop skills and knowledge required for a job as an RT.
I can say up to this point of my education that I have invested my money well in order to eventually achieve my career goals.
I do, my 3 years of theory and one year of practical has prepared me for all that this career has in store.
I have had good didactic training as well as many months of training and shadowing in a clinical environment. I believe I am well prepared because I had a chance to experience working with patients hands on as well as learning and working with several equipments and machines.
Yes I feel that I have a ticked all the educational boxes required to do this job. I also feel confident with my qualifiactions.
I have a 3.4 GPA and have finished all but three courses required to program entry. Those three that I am missing I am currently enrolled in those courses. I have a 3.2 GPA in my Math and Science, which meet the course requirements.
Yes I do I have had training for the past 3 years over which I believe I developed as a professional and will continue to do so.
Yes, I believe that the training both academic and clinical I received over the last 2 years has equipped me well for this profession. I have developed different skills and one of the important skills is reflective practice. I always think about how I could improve my skills and be a better professional. Having that mind set makes sure that I am not ashamed to admit my limitations and seek help and guidance and learn from the experience of others around me.
Having spent three years training in this hospital, I feel very well prepared for a career in this department. I have a full understanding as to how the department is run and the protocols used here. Also I always feel appreciated while on placement and I feel that I can be a valuable member of the team here.
I feel like the last three years have prepared me well for this career, having time bothin placement and in academic settings has allowed me to easily transfer the theroy into practice.
I am very well educated, I have a background in both relevant and broader topics which I believe both prepares me for and gives me exciting capacities to the career.
Yes I do feel prepared the structure of this course has allowed me to gain wealth of experience and the results I gained of a 2:1 further improved my confidence and commitment to this degree.
Yes, I am a graduate of 3 years course in radiotherapy.
I have recently completed an access to higher education which I feel has prepared me for the under graduate degree.
I do feel well prepared by both my business background and education along with my education radiologic technology.
My education was at University of Cincinnati and I have my associates in Radiation Therapy. I am going back to school to get my bachelors in Radiation Science. I do feel prepared for this career and especially since we were rotated through different hospitals and got experience in this field.
I have achieved a degree in diagnostic and therapeutic Radiography and have worked 6 months at two hospitals in Wales during which I gained a lot of experience. I feel prepared and I look forward to begin should you allow me on board.
Yes, I attended.... Where I have had 2 years of clinical experience and 2 years or clinical experience in radiologic technology prior to that. So clinically, I feel comfortable enough around patients to care for them.
Ive spent the last year studying diagnostic x-ray and I feel it has prepared me for the patient care side of this job.
Yes l have always want challenges and deal with them.
I was a Registered Radiology Technologist before I went back to school to become certified in Radiation Therapy. I do feel that I am well prepared for this career, but I also know that I will continue to learn more as I work in the field, and I look forward to that.
Providing the care to the patient yes, but will need to learn how to use the equipment used.
I feel extremely prepared for this career. Even though I had never planned on going into radiation therapy after my radiography schooling I am so glad that I did. I feel that having the radiography in my background only helps me. I feel like I understand more of what occurs behind just turning the key.
Yes I believe I am. I studied Chemistry, Biology and Psychology in my A levels, all of which contribute to a career in radiotherapy. Cell biology and chemistry have made me have a better understanding of cancer cells and how they may be treated - as well as biology being important in anatomy (which I also find fascinating). Psychology has made me have a better understanding of stress and empathy, making me better in caring for a potentially depressed or angry patient.
Yes, with a degree in radiotherapy.
I am currently studying my A levels in maths physics and IT. I feel that I am well prepared for this career as it greatly interests me and the medical side of physics really helped me to understand what goes on in different machines that are used throughout the career. I carried out work experience at a university and at two different radiotherapy units where I was able to see first hand how radiotherapists worked and I had all my questions answered.
With my health and social care study at as I learnt about a number of cancers for example breast cancer, bowel cancer, and learnt how a patients is life is affected about the different types of treatment they could receive and if its best to have radiotherapy my biology study I learnt about the body and different cells which gives me knowledge on how these diseases and tumours attack the body.
I feel I am prepared because I have done the relevant work experience in these placements and I love working with people and trying to help them.
I am currently during my Access to Higher Education which I believe prepare me well for the university programs.
My education prepared me the best way that I feel any radiation therapy program would prepare me. I feel like there is always going to be more to learn so it is dire to keep my brain in a learning stage.
I believe my education and clinical rotations have prepared me for this very position.
Half class work and half clincal.
I have always enjoyed science I believe I have the skills and determination to become a radiation therapist I believe that your university will make me prepared to join this career.
Ofcourse I have a 2:1 degree and feel that I have developed key skills to become a sound radiographer.
I have completed a biology A level which has given me a basic knowledge which I will need to be competent and able to complete and give high quality care to all patients. I have also completed team working excises in Geography which has improved my confidence in my self and team working through the development of my communication skills. All of these skills will be used to provide a high quality of care and prepare me for a career as a radiotherapist.
I have my bachelors in radiological sciences from the manhattan college radiation therapy program. I graduated in 2015. During my schooling I rotated through several different nationally acclaimed oncology facilities. I feel that my rotations has given me adequate experience in the field and I think if given the opportunity I will surpass all beliefs.
I feel very prepared. I have taken all the required classes plus many more science classes.
Yes, I have completed 3 years both academic and hospital placement in radiotherapy planning, LINAC, DXR, Setting up and operating imaging equipment.
I feel that I am more than capable for this career having dealt with people all my life in different situations and also having known the effects of radiation treatment on cancer patients.
I feel that I have sufficient knowledge, understand of patients care, cancer, ionising radiation and I understand how the theory learnt at university relates to the practical aspect at work, as well as good communicational skill, time management, caring and professional with experience of working with both Varian, elekta machines. I have seen both static and step and shoot IMRT treatment delivery, I have seen stereotactic body radiotherapy, Total boy irradiation, half body irradiation, I have worked with both paediatric and elderly patients as well as patients from all other age groups. I have seen stereotactic body radiotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy, I have seen Gamma knife and brachytherapy treatments, I have rotated throughout the department from pre-treatment, planning, sunulator as well as working with the medical physics to plan radiotherapy treatments. I have spent a day with a research radiographer and seen chemitherapy day unit and isotopes as part of my desirable experience. I have worked in both small and large radiotherapy centres and worked with many different therapy radiographers. I feel that both my academic achievements and clinical skills as well as my good personality am has all prepared me for this job at your hospital.
I went through 14 months of clinics and classroom learning, and while there is always something to learn, I feel well prepared.
At school I always excelled in sciences and so felt a career path into medicine was right for me. I actually went to college with the intentions of becoming a theraputic radiographer as I have had experience of seeing them at a young age before and it sort of sparked an epiphany for me. This is why I continued on with science at college so I was able to get the required qualifications for a degree in radiotherapy.
After completing radiologic technology and radiation therapy school, I feel very prepared for this career. I know radiation therapy is where I belong. My life feels complete because I know I am making a difference in a cancer patient's life.
I trained at 5 different locations. Both hospitals and free standing clinic. That training has prepared me for different circumstances. Also during my course of trading and education I really applied myself to radiation therapy.
I feel the units I have studied and the things I have dealt with in my own family have geared my well for this career and university will give me the push I need.
Studying at UC and obtaining my certification I feel like I'm ready to start my career as a therapist.
Bachelors in radiation medicine.
I have completed two years of education including two years of clinical rotations. I feel that I am ready to be an entry level therapist. However, I have been told by several seasoned therapists that new grads don't really become full team members until they have been working for at least six months to a year. I feel confident in my abilities and open to learning from everyone.
This past year when I was taking classes at J. Sarg is where I officially decided my calling was for science and medicine. I've always wanted to do something in the medical field, I just wasn't sure if I would be good enough due to how demanding of a profession it is. My confidence levels have increased since then and I'm sure I am smart enough to do this profession. I've taken all the prerequisites for this program and many other classes that I've picked up a lot on throughout the years, and I feel prepared to take on this degree. There's always more to learn and I'm very eager to further my knowledge for this career.
I do. I thought last year when I applied for the program I was prepared, but I guess I was not as I am this year. I believe everything happens on its own time. At least I had the opportunity to find a job to gain more experience, and I also took Anatomy and Physiology II in order to improve my grade, and try to get myself back into studying. I thought I have gone through challenges before, but working as a full time and studying for A&P II to get a good grade, was hard ! so I can definitelly see myself going through the program.
I have been enrolled at two different colleges, National Park College and University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I did two years of basics originally at NPC. I transferred to U of A to work on getting my Bachelors in Biology as a pre-med student. I realized that I wasn't doing as well as I was wanting to pursue a career as a doctor and I didn't have the right personality to be one either. I have loved radiology before I went to U of A. I decided to move back home and go into the field of radiology as an radiology technologist. My mother has been in radiology since 2002 and I have worked for a group of radiologists for 4 years. I believe I am well prepared for this career.
I am ready for this career. I have been waiting years to have my dream job and with the help of my educators, I feel extremely prepared.
I studied 3 years of radiation therapy with 10 months of clinical practice. I have experienced a lot of things during these attachments which have made me grow and develop as a human being. I am well prepared.
I went to Radiography school in Florida and was able to rotate through a cancer center for 3 months of my last semester which is where I decided I needed to be a therapist. However, I was not accepted into the therapy program while in Florida. After a few years of working as a technologist I felt that I needed to better myself and decided to enroll in a CT program. I dedicated myself to achieving the best possible grades during the CT program and really excelled as a CT technologist. I feel that I have prepared myself to the best of my abilities to become a Radiation Therapist and know that I can exceed the goals I have set forth.
Yes I feel very well prepared to enter the program with the college education I have sustained thus far.
Yes. I completed bsc. Radiotherapy technology.
Yes, 3 years of this program and the additional science courses I have taken have really prepared me for this career. I also have many years of dealing with people as I have worked in customer services for over 8 years.
Master's in applied physics.
Absolutely. I logged thousands of clinical hours throughout my education. I had an internship while in X-ray school plus over a year of experience during therapy school. By the end of my clinical experience I was learning to do the billing, coding, and all computer work. I was told by multiple patients that they believed I've already been working in the field for years !
I have an associates in arts and an associates in applied science radiography. I feel like my clinical experience and education in radiation will be to my benefit.
I have studied a wide variety of subjects, obviously my recent Post graduate Diploma gave me the best preparation specifically for the job at hand, but I also feel that my Psychology degree will be of particular benefit, as I understand the psychological journey and emotional impact that treatment has on both patient and their family, and the people skills I possess and those gained from Psychology will be particularly useful when dealing with stressful and highly emotive situations. I chose to leave my job as a Librarian to pursue radiotherapy, a passion that saw me attend college again as a 26 year old in a class of 18 year olds to obtain my A level in Human Biology; that drive and determination is still there if not increased and strenghtened.
With the initial background of radiology and the additional education into radiation therapy, I do feel prepared for this careerl.
Yes, I feel that my experience in this field will help me excel in the future. I went to farmingdale state college and graduated with a bachelors and then followed into the radiation therapy program. I had excellent training from radiation therapists within my 2 years of the program.