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MS in Medical Physics to Launch in Fall 2018

03/17/17

Launching in Fall 2018, Jefferson’s Master of Science degree in Medical Physics prepares students to work as medical physicists in hospitals, clinics or medical schools. According to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, medical physicists are involved in three main areas: clinical service and consultation, particularly diagnosis and treatment; research and development; and teaching.

Didactic courses are supplemented with lab courses designed to give students their first experiences with safety precautions, dose calculations, treatment planning, and equipment calibration.  Additionally, an extensive clinical experience solidifies the practice of Medical Physics. Jefferson is also the only program in the Philadelphia region that offers training on the two largest suppliers of linear accelerators in the United States, giving graduates an advantage of having worked with both types of machines and their associated treatment planning software packages. 

The program is designed to meet criteria for full accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).  Graduating from a CAMPEP master’s degree in Medical Physics offers students the opportunity to enter a two-year medical physics residency.  Completion of an advanced degree from a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program and completion of a residency are current requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology. 

Learn more about the program.