Bachelor of Science in Radiography, Fast Track

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

This program is designed for transfer students and bachelor degree holders. As a radiologic technologist, you have the power to capture essential information and help provide clarity. In this program, you’ll build on your previous college studies to learn how learn how to use ionizing radiation to create two-and three-dimensional X-rays and computed tomography (CT) images of tissue, organs, bones and vessels to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease.

During the fast tracked time frame of 20 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. And you’ll be fully prepared to grow as a leader in healthcare.

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Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Required Courses For Students with a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab(8 credits)
  • Physics I (algebra-based) with lab (4 credits)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credits)

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Prior Degree:

  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include American History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Western Civilization)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)

Year 1-Summer

RAD 240 RAD X-Ray Physics 2
RAD 205 Rad Foundations 3
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 4
RSC 305 Patient Care/Medical Terminology 3
Total 12

Year 1-Fall

LIB 420 Interpersonal Communication 3
RAD 210 Rad. Procedures I 3
RAD 201L RAD Procedures I LAB 1
RAD 220 Rad. Exp. Principles I & Lab 4
BEH 254 Death and Dying 3
Total 14

Year 1-Spring

RAD 201C Radiographic Internship I 4
RAD 211 Rad. Procedures II 3
RAD 211L Rad Procedures II Lab 1
RAD 221 Rad. Exp. Principles II (no lab) 3
LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics 3
Total
14

Year 2-Summer

RAD 202C Radiographic Internship II 5
RAD 212 Rad Procedures III online 3
RAD 250 Image Critique 2
Total 10

Year 2-Fall

RSC 310 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
RAD XXXO Into to Problem Solving 3
RSC 315 CT Imaging 3
RAD 303C Radiographic Internship III 6
Total 15

Year 2-Spring

RAD 370 Problem Solving in Rad. 3
RAD 304C Radiographic Internship IV 6
RSC 287 Radiation Protection & Biology 3
Total 12

Total Semester Hours: 77

The location of MCPHS in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, as well as its affiliations with premier medical institutions located in the greater Boston area, enable students to learn in healthcare institutions that are among the best in the world. 

MCPHS Medical Imaging and Therapeutics students participate in a variety of community-based clinical settings. This opportunity supplements the clinical experience gained in the on-campus program and provides students with a broader insight into the diverse populations they may encounter in future career settings.

Students enrolled in the radiography major complete internships at hospital affiliates in the metropolitan Boston area, including:
Children’s Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge Hospital
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Whidden Hospital
Signature Healthcare (Brockton Hospital)
Charlton Memorial Hospital
Falmouth Hospital
Tuft’s New England Medical Center

To ensure clinical internships are diverse and give all students an equitable and quality clinical education, students will be rotated through a number of different sites this may involve travel near campus, in the greater Boston area, or at more distant sites. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 

FIRST TIME REGISTRY PASS RATES*

Year

Success Rate

Number of Students

Class of 2016 80% 8 out of 10 students passed on 1st attempt
2 students did not take the exam
1 student took it 8 months after graduation
Class of 2015 100% 6 out of 6 students passed on 1st attempt
Class of 2014 92% 12 of 13 students passed on 1st attempt
Class of 2013 94% 15 of 16 students passed on 1st attempt
Class of 2012 100% 8 of 8 students passed on 1st attempt
5 Year Average for first time examinees 92%

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION RATES

Year

Percent Completed

Number of Students

Class of 2016 81% 13 out of 16 students completed the program
3 students extended program.
Class of 2015 85% 6 of 7 students completed the program
1 Student withdrew from University
Class of 2014 93% 14 of 15 students completed the program
Class of 2013 94% 16 of 17 students completed the program
Class of 2012 88% 8 of 9 students completed the program
5 Year average Program Completion Rate 89%

 

JOB PLACEMENT RATES FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS

Year

Percent Job
Placement Rate

Number of Students

Class of 2015 100% 6 out of 6 students employed
14 students graduated
1 student went back to school
Class of 2014 100% 14 students graduated
1 student went back to school
2 students unknown
11 students employed within 1 year
Class of 2013 93% 16 students graduated
1 student went back to school
1 not seeking employment
1 student unknown
13 students employed within 1 year
Class of 2012 100% 8 students graduated
8 students employed within 1 year
Class of 2011 100% 14 students graduated
4 students went back to school
10 students employed within 1 year
Class of 2010 84% 19 students graduated
16 students employed within 1 year
3 students unknown
5 Year average Job Placement Rates 92%

 *Pass rates are based on first-time passing scores of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists within the first 6 months of graduation