The UWL Medical Dosimetry program uses
a clinical management system for students enrolled in allied health
Introduction to Typhon (video tutorial); click here to log in to the Typhon system.
Monthly Affective Evaluations
The preceptor and/or clinical instructor will
be filling out a monthly evaluation regarding your overall clinical
performance. These are completed electronically in the Typhon system.
Sample 1st semester monthly affective evaluation
Sample 2nd/3rd semester monthly affective evaluation
There are a specific number of competencies needed each semester. 17
competencies are needed in order to graduate. The competency evaluation
forms are completed by clinical staff within the Typhon system.
Master Competency List
Sample Competency Evaluations:
Time Logs/Clinical & Didactic Hours
How to enter time logs (video tutorial)
Within Typhon, log your clinical and didactic hours daily. NOTE: you
are not permitted to work extra hours unless it is an unusual case. It must be educational in nature and absolutely
necessary. In the event that
you do stay later, you need to adjust that time within the same week.
This means coming in or leaving early the next day. Do not stay
later without the Clinical Preceptor's approval. In addition, making
up missed time should typically take place within the same week as
well (assuming you did not have PTO to use). For example, if you missed
a few hours on a Tuesday... you should try to make up that time by
staying later one day within that day week. Again, this should be
approved by the Clinical Preceptor.
attendance:You should be attending all the conferences offered within the Radiation
department (QA, chart rounds, new patient conference). Log conferences in Typhon.
hours per semester:You
are required to perform 40 hours per week in the program. This
requirement is divided up into "clinical" time (actual clinical internship) and "didactic" time (online coursework). The
breakdown of hours per semester:
Within Typhon, you will log the procedures you have observed,
assisted with, or performed during clinical internship. There are blank procedure/case log forms
(within Typhon or below) that you can
use to track procedures throughout the day, but remember to enter those
in Typhon daily.
How to enter procedure/case logs (video tutorial)
Blank procedure/case log form
Comprehensive procedure list with required observations in bold
clinical schedule represents the minimum requirements for you during clinical internship. If you are not meeting these
minimum requirements, you need to contact the Educational Coordinator
first two weeks of clinical internship the student should receive an orientation to review all policies and procedures of the department. This orientation period will consist of 8 hours of clinical per day prior to the start of formal classes. During this two week period:
Student SupervisionThe medical dosimetry student must be supervised by a qualified practitioner (e.g. certified medical dosimetrist, credentialed medical physicist, licensed radiation oncologist) during all procedures that have direct patient contact.
All clinical procedures/tasks (e.g. dose calculations, treatment plans, etc.) performed by the students must be approved by a qualified practitioner prior to implementation.
The program requires the clinical preceptor to review this policy with
the student during the orientation period and both individuals
(preceptor and student) must sign the student supervision policy. The preceptor is also responsible for educating the entire clinical staff about this policy.
The student is responsible for submitting this signed document to the D2L dropbox of the DOS 771 Clinical Practicum I course.
Course Schedule Per Semester
These are tentative schedules. The instructor/program officials will notify you if there are 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
Overall Program Curriculum Schedule Per Track
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 as follows:
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). You will have breaks in between semesters that (most often) coordinate
with the UW-La Crosse semester schedule (sometimes not in sync with the UWL semesters; please refer to posted schedules for the program). 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 for interviewing.
MDCB CE Credits