Medical Physics

Medical Physics

Year-long CAMPEP-accredited Postgraduate Certificate. This program is designed to help students with PhDs in physics transition to a medical physics profession.

The University of Chicago Committee on Medical Physics is no longer accepting applications for the Certificate program for the upcoming academic year. Updated timelines for the 2020-21 academic year will be released later in 2019. Thank you for your continued interest in our Certificate, and please direct all your questions to Esther Pandian-Riske.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Physics provides a year-long professional track for individuals who have earned a PhD in physics. It is offered in partnership with the University of Chicago Committee on Medical Physics and is accredited by CAMPEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs.

This program is designed to help students with PhDs in physics transition to a medical physics profession. Students who successfully earn the certificate are eligible to enter CAMPEP-accredited residency programs in medical physics that provide the necessary clinical experience required for ABR (American Board of Radiology) certification. Students will be able to attain competency in imaging and radiation physics, related mathematics, and biological principles, along with obtaining hands-on laboratory training with innovators in the field. Upon completion of the certificate, former students will be eligible to enter CAMPEP-approved residency programs.

Graduate Outcomes

100% of our post graduate certificate students have secured residency positions.

Where do alumni go after graduation?

Alumni Residency Matches Include:

  • East Carolina University
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  • Rush University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University

Applicant and Matriculated Student Data

2018-19

  • Total applicants: 3
  • Number offered admission: 2
  • Number Matriculated: 1

2017-18

  • Total applicants: 2
  • Number offered admission: 2
  • Number Matriculated: 2

2016-17

  • Total applicants: 5
  • Number offered admission: 2
  • Number Matriculated: 1

2015-16

  • Total applicants: 6
  • Number offered admission: 4
  • Number Matriculated: 3

2014-15

  • Total applicants: 7
  • Number offered admission: 5
  • Number Matriculated: 4

2013-14

  • Total applicants: 8
  • Number offered admission: 7
  • Number Matriculated: 2

2012-13

  • Total applicants: 8
  • Number offered admission: 5
  • Number Matriculated: 3

Alumni Positions/Activity

2017-18

  • Therapy residency: 2

2016-17

  • Therapy residency: 2

2015-16

  • Therapy residency: 2
  • Academic position: 1

2014-15

  • Therapy residency: 4

2013-14

  • Therapy residency: 2

2012-13

  • Therapy residency: 3

Contact Us

Esther Pandian-Riske
Associate Director, GSAL/RS
773.702.1682
evpandia@uchicago.edu

ALUMNI: Request your Certificate