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Remote Dosimetry School


Thank you for showing an interest in the Global Physics Solutions / Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting , (Remote) Medical Dosimetry School.  GPS / ARC have recognized 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. GPS / ARC will provide guidance on living accommodations.

I welcome you to learn more about GPS / ARC by visiting the webpage at and  GPS / ARC are 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
Vice President, Education & Training
Formally: President, ARC Education & President, IMRT


Global Physics Solutions is a specialized group of Medical Physicists and Medical Dosimetrists who provide a variety of services to include: Educational Courses, Professional (consulting), Specialty Services, Diagnostic Services, Diagnostic Services, and Equipment Fabrication. A Profile of GPS/ARC can be found on the webpage at and

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.

GPS RDS training program consists of two stages:
Stage 1:         Didactic/Lab Training                      Weeks 1-4     200 hours
Stage 2:         Clinical Rotation 11 months          Weeks 5-52   1700 hours
                        Didactic Training (On-Line)            Weeks 6-52   140 hours
                        Oral Planning Review

Stage 1:        
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:

Global Physics Solutions
Training Facility
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:
Stage 2 is an 11-month on-site clinical rotation.

Location: Sponsoring Facility and/or Affiliating Training Agency location.

Hours:  1700 clinical hours and 140 Didactic Training (On-Line).

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 GPS 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 GPS 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 There you will find clearly outlined, the job responsibilities for a medical dosimetrist.

Classes Begin:

January 2011 Class

Application Due Date: 11/12/10
Acceptance Notification 12/6/10
Stage 1 / Day 1 1/3/2011
Stage 1 / Last Day 1/28/2011
Program Completion Date: January 2012

May 2011 Class

Application Due Date: 3/14/2011
Acceptance Notification: 4/1/2011
Stage 1 / Day 1: 5/2/2011
Stage 1 / Last Day: 5/28/2011
Program Completion Date: May 2012

September 2011

Application Due Date: 07/25/2011
Acceptance Notification Date: 08/15/2011
Stage 1 / Day 1: 09/12/2011
Stage 1 / Last Day: 10/09/2011
Program Completion Date: September 2012


Tuition:          $ 11,500

Tuition Schedule:

  • 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.
  • Tuition includes the training course, 1 course manual, 1 physics book (Khann), and 1 dosimetry book (Bentel).