Tracks A & B: You are in your clinical
rotations from the beginning of January through mid-December. The UW-L Medical Dosimetry program uses
a clinical management system for students enrolled in health profession
clinical schedule represents the minimum requirements for you as you
progress through your year internship. If you are not meeting these
minimum requirements, you need to contact the Educational Coordinator
immediately so she can begin working with your clinical preceptor to get you
back on track.
There are certain things you are
responsible for as you rotate through the clinic:
Miscellaneous clinical related forms:
will be responsible for creating an e-Portfolio that features your academic and
clinical achievements. You may wonder "why are we doing
this?" Just as electronic applications for employment have become
standard, so have e-Portfolios. Students completing e-portfolios for our
program are often selected over other applicants for employment
opportunities. Last year, two of our students were employed over several
other (eg, 40) applicants due to their e-Porfolios. In fact, the employers said
they were going to start implementing this in their department. Employers get a
comprehensive view of their applicant and how they would perform in their
will be useful in advancement, career progression, promotion, or changing jobs.
You'll want to keep this up-to-date after this program so it's an ongoing
"work in progress" and current at any time.
are using Weebly to create the e-portfolios. We previously used
GoogleSites so if you see this referenced somewhere - please disregard. The
reason for using a web-based program like Weebly is so that you have continued
use after graduation as you progress through your professional career. To get
started, visit the Weebly program e-portfolio site for instructions.
guidelines for the eportfolio project (as well as the grading rubric) are
included. A peer review document is included that can be used to provide
feedback to peers and evaluate yourself on how your eportfolio looks and how it
functions. This document demonstrates the minimum
requirements for the eportfolio layout. Feel free to add more and be
creative with your eportfolio.
will be completing a portion of your eportfolio for every course in the
program. Your self-reflections will be used in every course of your eportfolio
Examples of Professional e-Portfolio's
Examples of student e-portfolio's with Google Sites
sample student e-portfolio's created in GoogleSites are listed in the DOS 710
Fall Semester Course (lnks).
student e-portfolio's created in Weebly
will be listed within the Weebly program website.
Tentative Schedules are located in
the Curriculum portion of the program’s website. The only time these dates will
change is if the instructor/program director notifies you of changes. These
schedules will help guide you with registering for courses each semester (make
sure you are following the correct Track).
The links below show all of the
courses for each semester (regardless of Track), so make sure you are only
looking at the classes that pertain to you (follow Track color-coded key on the
Students are granted 6 holidays
throughout their clinical year. The other holidays throughout the year
coincide with the semester breaks so they are not listed here. The holidays are
Additional time off
In addition to having the above
holidays off, you will also have a spring break in March (this coincides with
the University's spring break), as well as breaks in between semesters that coordinate
with the UW-La Crosse semester schedule. You are also allowed to use 5 days of PTO (this is any
"personal" time off, i.e. vacation or sick time) throughout the year
(January through December) and 2 days
2014-15 Textbook List
Required Equipment for enrollment in the program: scanner,
headset w/microphone, and web camera.
Reference books for the MDCB Exam
"Writing for an academic
purpose is very different than other types of writing" (Bellevue
University, 2009). Writing is difficult for some students especially if they
are returning to school several years later. Bellevue University has prepared a
brief tutorial on scholarly writing that all students will
find helpful. Please complete the entire tutorial.
The Medical Dosimetry program uses AMA Writing format. What is AMA? This is the writing style
used by the American Medical Association (AMA). It is the typical writing style
for most medical journal writing. You should have a copy of the AMA Manual
of Style, 10th ed. as this was on your required textbook list prior to
entering the program. We have developed an AMA Web Site Tutorial as a quick
resource to use during the program.
2012 AMA Research Paper Template
The Medical Dosimetry Journal uses AIP
Style Manual for publishing. This means you would need to take your AMA
formatted document and make some changes to adhere to their publishing guidelines.
Writing Center Help
The Writing Center at UW-L offers writing help to all
students, including distance learners. You can submit a document to the writing
center following these instructions and the staff will give you feedback with
your document. The document stays in your account so you have the original
document with suggested changes. We highly
recommend using the writing center throughout the year to improve your
writing skills. It is the only way to learn from mistakes and to become a
better writer. We will expect above average writing skills, so if you have not
written in a long time or always had weak writing skills - use the writing
center before submitting assignments to us.
Ask Betty (Grammar for College Writers)http://depts.washington.edu/engl/askbetty/index.php
Those of you needing CE
credits through the ARRT, can use your courses through the UW-La Crosse Medical
Dosimetry program. If the ARRT asks for proof of these credits, you may
submit a transcript of these courses. Typically, each college credit counts as
16 CE credits through the ARRT.
The MDCB has a system similar
to this, but the MDCB requires a review of the courses before awarding
credits. When applying to take the board exam, you will need the
following credit numbers as proof of you MDCB CE credits.
To view credit approval for
the MDCB (which also apply towards the ARRT CE credits), see below:
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