Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology’s Delray Beach, Florida campus’s radiation therapy program is flourishing in 2015 and we are welcoming many top students in 2016.
The Radiation Therapy profession, which gives therapists a chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of the patients they meet. It is both a responsibility and a privilege to work with people who have cancer. It is our goal at Cambridge Institute to prepare students to interact with this special population of patients as well as prepare students to handle the technical facets of radiation therapy in order to excel in the field as they embark on their career.
It is Cambridge’s mission within the Radiation Therapy program to train excellent students with a superior quality of academic and clinical experience. Cambridge’s ABHES approved program offers students the clinical skills necessary to thrive in any radiation therapy environment. Cambridge’s radiation therapy clinical sites are some of the largest and most notable in South Florida, offering the most modern technological advances. Students are given an opportunity to train in large free standing clinics such as 21st Century Oncology and South Florida Radiation Oncology, which have over 50 clinical sites in the state of Florida alone. The students are exposed to the hospital settings, in rotations at Martin Memorial Hospital and Indian River Medical Center, and modern, privately owned centers, such as Innovative Cancer Institute.
Classroom settings are catered to the individual, and small class sizes focus on student-centered learning. The instructors have a combined experience of over 50 years in the field of radiation therapy, and enhance learning with experience in the field. The therapy department ranks higher than the national average in ARRT board passing rates, and maintains a higher than average job placement rate for new graduates of the program; with over 80% of graduates finding job in the field within three months.
Cambridge’s Radiation Therapy students learn that treating cancer patients goes beyond technical skills. Cambridge’s Radiation Therapy program participates in many community projects such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Breast Cancer Awareness clothing drives. It is in helping others that students gain a perspective in helping patients.