❱ Required coursework
❱ Graduate School writing proficiency requirement
❱ Graduate School Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirement
❱ Research paper
❱ Final oral examination
❱ Radiological dosimetry
❱ Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
❱ Radiopharmaceutical therapy
❱ Charged particle therapy
❱ Radiobiological-guided treatment
Career and Industry Outlook
Job openings for physicists, including medical physicists, are expected to grow faster than average (8 percent from 2020 to 2030), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, especially in health care.
Medical physicists are healthcare professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics. They enjoy many job opportunities, including academic, research, and clinical practice, and practice therapeutic medical physics, diagnostic medical physics, nuclear medical physics, medical health physics, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Medical physicists use their knowledge of physics to research and develop new and safer medical technologies and new treatment therapies for patients with cancer and heart disease, for example. For more general information, we recommend the AAPM Career Services Website.
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