MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals Radiation Therapy Education Program, the only one of its kind in the state, has been re-accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The WVUH Radiation Therapy Program is a 12-month certificate program consisting of approximately 40 hours per week of clinical and classroom instruction. Four students are enrolled in the program each year.

The mission of the program is to provide quality instruction in the therapeutic applications of ionizing radiation in order to develop entry-level, technically competent professional radiation therapists, who are able to meet the needs of patients and the expectations of potential employers. The program is dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of patient care in the delivery of radiation therapy treatments to the citizens of West Virginia and the surrounding region.   

Initially accredited in 1975, the JRCERT has granted the program re-accreditation for eight years, the maximum possible amount, based on successful outcome measurement in all six of its standards – integrity, resources, curriculum and academic practices, health and safety, assessment, and institutional/programmatic data.

The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-293-7087