April 8, 2008 – Students at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, IN, will be the first in the nation to be offered a highly specialized training program in proton therapy, an alternative to traditional radiation therapy that is emerging at treatment centers across the country, creating a demand for credentialed therapists.
The college has formed a partnership with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. to develop a certificate program that will train and credential students enrolled in the college’s Radiation Therapy Program, with courses beginning next fall.
Reportedly some of the nation’s top experts in proton therapy will teach the Ivy Tech courses at ProCure’s Training and Development Center (TDC), also located in Bloomington. Celebrating its grand opening on March 27, the 20,000-square-foot TDC is the first facility in the world dedicated to proton therapy training, drawing physicians, physicists, technicians and other medical professionals from across the U.S. The facility offers before-the-job training that simulates all aspects of proton therapy treatment in a replica of a proton therapy treatment center featuring everything but the actual protons.
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