The School of Radiation Therapy: Mission
To provide radiation therapy students with the didactic and clinical education necessary to graduate as an entry-level radiation therapist, who can work successfully in the radiation oncology setting.
Goal #1: Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will employ proper treatment techniques.
- Students will accurately perform dose calculations.
Goal #2: Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will practice written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
Goal #3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Students will assess treatment equipment & set-ups daily.
- Students will evaluate and adjust treatment parameters for non-routine situations.
Goal #4: Students will demonstrate professionalism.
- Students will practice professional behaviors.
- Students will analyze their professional growth and goals.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Mission
Fairview's mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. We commit our skills and resources to the benefit of the whole person by providing the finest in health care while addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and their families. We further pledge to support the research and education efforts of our partner, the University of Minnesota and its tradition of excellence.
Dignity: We value the uniqueness of each person and work to ensure everyone's right to privacy. We respect the cultures, values, beliefs and traditions of others and honor their talents and contributions.
Integrity: We say what we mean and do what we say. We communicate openly and honestly and behave ethically. We demand the best of ourselves and accept shared accountability for our actions.
Service: We work to make a difference in people's lives and in our communities. We strive for excellence by anticipating, meeting and exceeding expectations. We continually improve our programs and skills through learning and innovation. We responsibly manage our resources.
Compassion: We recognize and respond to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of all the people we serve. We create a caring environment, conducive to healing, growth and well-being for all.
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