Medical Physics Program

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The goal of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at the University of Miami is to train students to develop the necessary academic framework as well as a thorough practical understanding in medical physics, including areas of diagnostic radiologic physics, health physics, nuclear medicine, and a designated focus on radiation therapy.

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The medical physics graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). The program, serving both MS and PhD degrees, ensures that the students receive adequate didactic and clinical training to continue in education and research, enter clinical physics residencies or begin working as medical physicists in radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology departments. The MS students are trained with an emphasis on developing skills necessary for clinical medical physicists, while PhD students participate in research projects during their graduate studies and are trained to become independent researchers in the field of medical physics and conduct impactful research or develop novel technologies. Graduate students shall engage in research projects to develop a systematic approach to solving problems and to gain a familiarity with scientific methods. Graduate students trained through the program are required to take the American Board of Radiology (ABR) examination in order to practice in the field of medical physics. The program is jointly managed by the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Department of Radiation Oncology (RadOnc). Because the graduate students in the program are enrolled as BME students with a concentration in medical physics, students are subject to all degree requirements of the BME department. The visions of the program are to foster the student’s general scientific, technological, and professional competencies, to provide multidisciplinary research opportunities, and to develop an expertise in radiation oncology physics.