Welcome to Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting
My name is Brent Murphy, and I am the founder and president of ARC. Twelve years ago, I returned to the Midwest to find the region 5-7 years behind emerging technologies. It wasn’t anyone’s fault; there simply weren’t adequate training programs in place. From a corner bar here in downtown South Bend, 3 colleagues and I decided to change that.
Since that time, we have been working to improve the fundamental knowledge base that this field requires to stay on top of emerging technologies. We have trained over 2000 radiation therapy professionals, coaching physicists and dosimetrists through their preparation for board exams, facilitating patient management for Radiation Oncology Nurses, or giving hospital administrators the tools they need in order to ensure a culture of safety and efficiency.
This is a difficult time to be in the medical world. Competition between many health care providers is fraught with tension and secrecy. Naturally, this tension leads to a breakdown in communication, stifling conversation and creativity across the field. Our patients cannot afford such a breakdown.
Technology now offers us the opportunity to teach and learn from any location with an internet connection. In the spirit of open communication, we take full advantage of this opportunity. Many of our courses are entirely virtual, eliminating the need for expensive travel arrangements and extended absences from our patients, colleagues and families.
As you explore the site, take note of the range of products that we have to offer for professionals at every stage of their career path. Drop by our Arc Edge site and find out how you can hone your treatment planning skills. Browse through syllabi for our comprehensive ABR and MDCB Board Review courses. Find the program you need to stay ahead of our rapidly expanding field.
My devotion and my passion for this field has not changed. Twelve years ago, I invested in myself and dedicated my time, energy and resources to providing the highest quality training programs for the latest and greatest technologies in order to give every patient a higher quality treatment experience. That decision has brought me greater happiness and a stronger sense of purpose than any stock market investment I could have made. It’s time for you to do the same. Don’t settle for the status quo for yourself or your patients. Invest in yourself.
Brent Murphy, MS, DABR
ARC Founder, President
MDCB Review Course
Welcome to Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting’s MDCB Review Course website! Whether you’re just beginning your career, or you are a seasoned professional, you will find our MDCB Review Course walks the perfect balance between classroom theory, calculations, and clinical application.
The course is offered in two mediums, live or virtual, with the option to bundle the two. The live course is held in South Bend, IN or Las Vegas, NV.
Live course students enjoy:
-> 2 days of intense lecture and review
-> A Binder with over 200 pages of study material
-> The opportunity to interact directly with the instructor*
Virtual students enjoy
-> Unlimited access to over 7 hours of lectures in 12 modules
-> Over 12.5 combined hours of study buddy problems and recorded question/ answer sessions
-> Test taking tips from our password protected, mobile phone friendly, viewing platform
We guarantee our full support and access until you pass your exam.
Thank you for researching our MDCB board review course. We hope to see you at our next review session! If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 574.232.2305 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Live course instructors vary. For a complete list of arc faculty, click here.
ABR Written Physics I and II
Welcome to ABR written Physics I and II. Whether you’re just beginning your journey to certification, or you are a seasoned professional, you will find our ABR Written Physics courses walk the perfect balance between classroom theory and clinical application.
The course is offered in two mediums, live or virtual, with the option to bundle the two. The live course is held in South Bend, IN or Las Vegas, NV. Live course students enjoy 2 days of intense lecture and review, receive over 200 pages of study material, and have the chance to interact directly with the instructor.*
Virtual students enjoy unlimited access to over 5 and a half hours of lectures, over 9 combined hours of study buddy problems, 15 power point presentations, and test taking tips from our password protected, mobile phone friendly, viewing platform.
We guarantee our full support and access until you pass your exam.
Thank you for researching our Written Physics I and II board review courses. We hope to see you at our next review session! If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 574.232.2305 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com. Happy studying!
*Live course instructors vary. For a complete list of arc faculty, click here.
ABR Therapeutic Medical Physics Oral Board Review
Welcome to the ABR Therapeutic Medical Physics Oral Board Review web page! At this point in your career, you know what you’re doing. You can Q/A machines and evaluate treatment plans, you’re a professional physicist and you’re ready to prove it.
This course is designed to give you all the tools you need to demonstrate your expertise in the field. We focus on the finer points of the daily grind as well as the conceptual theory behind them.
The course is offered in two mediums, live or virtual, with the option to bundle the two. The live course is held in South Bend, IN or Las Vegas, NV. Live course students enjoy 2 days of intense lecture and review, receive over 200 pages of study material, and have the chance to interact directly with the instructor.
Virtual students enjoy unlimited access to over 6 and a half hours of lectures, over 2 hours of mock exams, 1 hour of study buddy questions and test taking tips from our password protected, mobile phone friendly, viewing platform.
We guarantee our full support and access until you pass your exam. You have worked so hard to get to this point; don’t leave the final step in your path to certification up to chance.
Thank you for researching our Oral Physics- Therapy board review course. We hope to see you at our next review session! If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 574.232.2305 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote Dosimetry School
Thank you for showing an interest in Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting,(Remote) Medical Dosimetry School (RDS). ARC recognizes the need for an intensive Medical Dosimetry School in the U.S. This Satellite Program is one-year in duration and follows the training guidelines recommended by the AAMD. We will accept 20 students and three alternates from each one-year session.
ARC is a clinically based medical physics company that specializes in training, physics program implementation, and specialty services implementation: IMRT, CT Sim, 3D Treatment Planning, HDR Brachytherapy, LDR Brachytherapy, Vascular Brachytherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Oncology Imaging.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Brent D. Murphy, MS, DABR,
Certified Medical Physicist
President, Education & Training
The RDS training program includes didactic and lab instruction along with clinical rotation at the Sponsoring Facility and/or Affiliating Training Agency covering topics such as Basic Radiation properties, Biology and Delivery, Simulation Processes and Treatment Planning.
ARC RDS training program consists of two stages:
Stage 1: Didactic/Lab Training Weeks 1-4
Stage 2: Clinical Rotation 11 months Weeks 5-52
Didactic Training (On-Line) Weeks 6-52
Oral Planning Review
Stage 1 is an intensive Medical Dosimetry “Boot Camp” that includes didactic and lab instruction.
Location: The didactic portion of the program will be held at:
100 E. Wayne St. Suite 140
South Bend, IN 46601
Hours: Minimum of 200 didactic / lab / module hours.
- Basic Radiation Properties / Radiation Biology & Radiation Delivery
- Tissue Tolerances / Prescription Doses / DVHs
- Conventional Simulation & CT Simulation Basic
- Photon Dosimetry / Hand Calculations / Electron Dosimetry
- Treatment Planning / Plan Review / Hand Calcs
- Electron Treatments
- CT Sim & Immobilization
- CT Simulation & Treatment of: Prostate, Brain, Head and Neck, Breast, Abdomen, GYN and Extremity Cancers
Terms: Failure to pass Stage 1 will result in immediate removal from the program.
Stage 2 is an 11-month on-site clinical rotation.
Location: Sponsoring Facility and/or Affiliating Training Agency location.
Hours: 3,640 or 5,460 hours of clinical medical dosimetry experience, depending on degree held. See requirements below.
Clinical Rotation. The student will be responsible for completing case studies, clinical and technical module assignments, plan reviews, labs and monthly performance logs that will fulfill the requirements of the AAMD guidelines. In addition, it is required that the student adhere to the course schedule. Failure to do so will result in notification of the Sponsoring Facility and/or ARC RDS Program Director.
During the 2nd stage, the student is expected to participate at the training level established by the Sponsoring Facility and/or Affiliating Training Agency. The student is also required to be supervised by the Sponsoring Facilities Medical Physicist and Radiation Oncologist or the RDS Clinical Instructor depending on the clinical rotation placement.
Didactic Training.Student should allow 5-10 hours per week in addition to the on-site clinical instruction to complete the on-line didactic training. Failure to do so will jeopardize program completion and may result in notification of the Sponsoring Facility and/or ARC RDS Program Director.
Oral Planning Review.The Clinical Instructor will continue throughout Month 11 to provide medical Dosimetry daily planning activities for student. In addition, the student will review the Q&A which will be provided by the Program Director and continue as assigned by Clinical Instructor. At program completion, the student will be able to demonstrate planning competencies and prepare to take the oral planning review guided by the Program Director.
Program Content: This program is very clinically oriented. Students will be trained to meet the criteria necessary to sit for the CMD boards as according to the MDCB guidelines which can be found on the AAMD webpage www.mdcb.org/. There you will find clearly outlined, the job responsibilities for a medical dosimetrist.
February 2014 Class
Phase I – Day 1: February 10, 2014
Phase I – Last Day: February 28, 2014
Completion: January 2015
June 2014 Class
Phase I – Day 1: June 2, 2014
Phase I – Last Day: June 27, 2014
Completion: May 2015
August 2014 Class
Phase I – Day 1: August 4, 2014
Phase I – Last Day: August 29, 2014
Completion: July 2015
October 2014 Class
Phase I – Day 1: October 6, 2014
Phase I – Last Day: October 31, 2014
Completion: September 2015
Tuition: $ 11,500
- A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve a seat once the applicant has been accepted.
- If a student fails Stage 1, a 50% re-imbursement will be granted.
- When students enter Stage 2, there is no re-imbursement.
- the training course
- 1 course manual
- 1 physics book (Khann)
- 1 dosimetry book (Bentel).
Requirements before 2013:
Applicants are required to have an associate’s degree and have completed 5,460 hours of clinical medical dosimetry experience by 2013. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree must complete 3,640 hours of clinical medical dosimetry experience by 2013. Both must complete 12 CEUs approved by the MDCB. Any clinical medical dosimetry experience gained before attending the 1 month remote dosimetry school will count towards the total 3,640 or 5,460 hours needed.
Requirements for 2013:
Applicants will be required to have a bachelor’s degree in conjunction with 5,460 hours of clinical medical dosimetry experience as well as 12 CEUs approved by the MDCB. Clinical medical dosimetry experience gained before attending the 1 month remote dosimetry school will count towards the total 5,460 hours needed.
Give us a call to enroll now (574)232-2305.
Virt-RON - On-line Radiation Oncology Nurse Training Programs
for Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Nurses
RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSING
Merging Technology and Nursing - 12.5 CEUs
The technical field of radiation oncology has dramatically changed over the last five to ten years with the assimilation of computer technology, necessitating changes in patient management. The Virt-RON course:
- Incorporates techniques on imaging, simulation, immobilization, treatment planning in language that is easy to understand from a nursing perspective
- Describes dose distribution with diagrams of dose volume histograms.
- Demonstrates the method for plan evaluation that dosimetrists, physicists and radiation oncologists perform for every treatment plan
- Connects the latest technology with the nursing assessment and management in everyday clinical practice.
- Highlights the rationale for developing many symptoms and management strategies.
- Taught by nationally recognized radiation oncology nurse practitioners as well as experienced medical physicists and dosimetrists.
Today, the demands on the radiation oncology nurses are ever increasing in daily practices and they experience diverse patients with treatment plans that require specialized nursing care. The managed healthcare environment is also creating more restrictions on adequate staffing levels that in turn produce greater difficulty for radiation oncology nurses to find time and resources for training in the radiation oncology discipline. VirtRON is the solution!
We, at Virt-RON, believe that radiation oncology nurses are an integral member of the interdisciplinary team and seek formal training to assist in positively impacting patient care. VirtRON provides the fundamentals of radiation therapy principles, treatment planning and simulation that are supported with clinical examples that are easily understood and connected with the technical component in nursing care.
Radiation patients often encounter nurses as their first contact within the treatment process, thereby looking towards nurses as an informational resource. We want to empower oncology nurses to confidently communicate with patients, caregivers and the technical professionals in the radiation oncology department.
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY NURSES
Foundations of Radiation Oncology - 6.5 CEUs
Medical Oncology Nurses… VirtRON is for YOU too!
Medical oncology is often the medical home for oncology patients, so the medical oncology nurse addresses a multitude of questions as the patient moves through various treatments. VirtRON will help you prepare to answer such question thus positively impacting the patient experience and care they receive.
Radiation Oncology is somewhat isolated; which can lead to some intrigue as well as confusion. VirtRON will provide information associated with radiation therapy such as:
- Highlights the members and qualifications of the radiation oncology team.
- Common radiation oncology definitions and radiobiology.
- Why radiation therapy is used and how radiation therapy works?
- Pathophysiology of common side effects associated with radiation and evidence based rationale to manage the side effects.
Radiation patients often encounter nurses as their first contact within the treatment process, thereby looking towards nurses as an informational resource. Our mission is to empower oncology nurses to confidently communicate with patients, caregivers and the technical professionals in the radiation oncology department.
Give us a call to enroll now (574) 232-2305.