The Department of Physics offers the Certificate in Medical Physics for Ph.D. holders. This certificate is a 15 credit hours program offered by a CAMPEP-accredited program (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs). It is designed to provide the essential didactic elements of medical physics to Ph.D. holders seeking to pursue an alternative pathway to medical physics residency. It is intended to enable individuals with a doctoral degree in physics or a related discipline to meet the didactic requirements needed to enter a CAMPEP-accredited residency program. Students enrolled in the Certificate program may also register for Part I of the American Board of Radiology board exam in Medical Physics.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline (physical sciences, mathematics or engineering). Applicants are also required to have successfully completed or must be enrolled in an independent course in anatomy/physiology when they begin the Certificate program.