School of Radiation Therapy: Why Choose This Program?

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the largest privately operated non-profit cancer center in the world. For more than a century, Memorial Sloan Kettering has been dedicated to caring for patients with cancer, advancing biomedical knowledge through research, and training healthcare professionals in the specialties and subspecialties of cancer care. The Center's present and future course continues to be built on this foundation.

Memorial Hospital, the treatment unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering, is one of only a few hospitals in the country dedicated solely to cancer care. We have a large, diverse patient population and our students can be assured of comprehensive training in all aspects of radiation therapy delivery. Our students are exposed to the latest advances in 3D-IMRT, organ motion studies (gating, DIBH), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and research protocols. Our instructional staff is made up of highly qualified professionals from the departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics, Dosimetry, and Nursing.

Our department is equipped with ten Varian linear accelerators (Varian Clinac 600C/6EX/2100EX, Varian Trilogy and Varian TrueBeam accelerators); a Calypso® tracking and target localization system; IGRT technology; two Phillips Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanner, a GE Discovery ST PET/CT simulator; and a Brachytherapy suite. The departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics make extensive use of computers in the area of treatment planning and delivery, dose calculation and quality assurance.

Our classes are small enough to provide individual attention. Clinical and academic instruction is conducted right here in our department providing fully integrated training. Under the supervision of experienced therapists, students learn in the dynamic and innovative atmosphere found only in a major medical center.

Graduates receive a Memorial Hospital Certificate in Radiation Therapy, a prestigious professional accomplishment recognized throughout the medical community.

Learn about the School of Radiation Therapy's Program Effectiveness Data (PED)