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Radiation Therapy at Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!


From the Gwynedd Mercy website, 2023: “Earn Your Degree from a Leader in Radiation Therapy: Gwynedd Mercy University’s BS in Radiation Therapy program has been a regional leader since its inception 40 years ago. Among radiation therapy schools in the Philadelphia area, GMercyU was the first to offer JRCERT-accredited BS degree in Radiation Therapy.



“The program is proudly offered through the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions, an innovator and leader in nursing and healthcare for more than 60 years.


“A Four-Year Degree in Radiation Therapy: This degree is for high school graduates or college transfer students who meet the admission criteria of the University and the Radiation Therapy Program. Applicants must be proficient in math and science in order to succeed in the radiation therapy degree.


“Our Radiation Therapy programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)


“At GMercyU, one of the top radiation therapy schools in PA, you will be prepared to deliver competent and compassionate patient-centered care. In keeping with our Mercy tradition, our curriculum is career-oriented but also helps you build a strong foundation in liberal arts and ethics, so you are prepared to treat the whole person with respect and dignity. You can build on your educational foundation in radiation therapy and take your career in different directions including administration, dosimetry, research, education, and direct patient care.


“Program highlights include:

*A minimum of three clinical placements through affiliation agreements with 30+ cancer management centers in the area.

*Our state-of-the-art teaching tool, the VERT (Virtual Environment of a Radiotherapy Treatment room), offers a safe, simulated radiotherapy treatment room complete with 3D views and life-size visualizations.

*Individualized attention through our low 13:1 classroom student-to-faculty and 1:1 student-to-clinical instructor ratios

*All radiation therapy major courses taught by experienced faculty, no teaching assistants


“The five-year average job employment rate for our radiation therapy school graduates was 97% within 12 months of graduation.”


Gwynedd Mercy University is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):



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