Professional Science Master's Program in Medical Physics
The UA Medical Physics Master's Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation on Medical Physics Education (CAMPEP http://www.campep.org/campeplstgrad.asp)
The medical physics master's degree program is a joint program between the Departments of Physics and Radiation Oncology (Med. Phys., Oncology ). The program provides didactic and clinical training in medical physics. This program is designed to comply with CAMPEP guidelines and in accordance with AAPM Report 79. Founded in 2007, this program is working towards CAMPEP accreditation.
Students who choose this option will be involved in course work covering radiation physics, imaging physics, radiation oncology physics, radiation safety, radiation biology and business. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a clinical radiation oncology physics internship. This internship will provide extensive training in radiation oncology physics including linear accelerator calibration, treatment planning, quality assurance, chart checking, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy and imaging. Imaging internships may be arranged for interested students. Students who complete this track will be well prepared for part 1 of the American Board of Radiology certification exam and will be ready to enter a medical physics residency program.
Although the Medical Physics Program does not require it, opportunities for medical physics research are available to the students through course projects and faculty research projects.