Update International Candidacy

Update on International Candidacy

Although the MDCB previously announced elimination of International Candidacy, upon further investigation and feedback from the Dosimetry community, the MDCB has determined to continue to provide eligibility for international candidates, those practicing medical dosimetry outside the United States.

Eligibility Requirements for International candidates are as follows:

International candidates (including Canada), practicing outside the U.S., not graduates of a JRCERT accredited program, will be required to meet the qualifications detailed below. It is recommended that International candidates read and understand the handbook well in advance of application deadlines to ensure submission of required documents as outlined. Although candidates may possess excellent qualifications, only candidates who are determined to meet eligibility requirements as outlined can be approved to sit for the exam:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Therapy, Radiation Science, Radiography, Physics or Medical Physics. Foreign equivalency evaluation from EITHER the Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS), OR the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) is required. Foreign equivalency documentation from any other organization will not be considered. Canadian applicants will not be required to submit foreign equivalency evaluation.
  • Have achieved a minimum grade of C or 70-79% in Anatomy and/or Physiology, Brachytherapy, Clinical Lab, Computer Technology, Cross-sectional Anatomy, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Physics, Radiobiology and Treatment Planning.
  • Completed 1,000 clinical curriculum hours in medical dosimetry treatment planning during Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) course of study.