For more information, please join us for the Healthcare Training & Development Programs Open House on Saturday, October 10th. Discounted parking vouchers for Northwestern Memorial Hospital Lot A will be distributed at the Open House.
The Northwestern Medicine School of Radiation Therapy prepares students for the clinical, theoretical, technical and psychological aspects of a career in Radiation Therapy.
The 14-month training begins in July and is limited to five to eight students per year. This is a full-time program; regular program hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. although students may need to arrive early or leave later on certain occasions. Students will be off six regular holidays per year:
There will be a 2-week holiday break from the end of December through early January each year.
The program begins in early July and ends in late August of the following year.
Learning how to deliver compassionate and quality patient care is emphasized. In Northwestern Medicine's state-of-the-art facility, students are taught with the most advanced technological and diagnostic equipment available, including:
Our experienced instructional staff includes:
Hospital Mission Statement
Northwestern Medicine, our sponsor institution, has a guiding philosophy of being a regional hospital of choice that is recognized as having the most satisfied patients, best possible clinical quality and outcomes, and the best physicians and staff. We constantly strive to improve the quality of the care in our community. Core values that are allowing us to achieve these goals, and support the mission of the NMSRT are:
The mission of the School of Radiation Therapy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is to graduate health care professionals who are competent entry-level radiation therapists, through quality academic and clinical experiences.
In order to fulfill our mission, the following goals have been developed:
Outcome Data – Student Graduation Rate
Class Students Accepted Students Graduated Graduation Rate
2008 5 4 80%
2009 7 5 71.4%
2010 5 4 80%
2011 5 4 80%
2012 5 4 80%
2013 7 7 100%
5-year graduation rate (2009-2013): 83%
Outcome Data – ARRT Certification Pass Rates
Class Students Took Students Passed % Pass Rate
2008 4 4 100
2009 6 6 100
2010 4 4 100
2011 4 4 100
2012 4 4 100
2013 7 7 100
5-year pass rate (2009-2013): 100%
In-field Employment Rate (within 12 months of program completion for those actively seeking):
Class Number Seeking Number Employed % Employed
2009 4 4 100
2010 4 4 100
2011 4 4 100
2012 4 3 75
2013 6 6 100
5-year average (2009-2013): 95.5%
School of Radiation Therapy
541 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, Illinois 60611
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology.
They are located at:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606