Finding Medical Physics – What Students Need to Know

In this video, Dr Izabella Barreto, Assistant Professor, answers questions commonly asked by students. The video was made in collaboration with the Public Education Committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Additional videos will be released soon.

0:00 Introduction
0:59 What was your major of study in college?
01:18 When did you develop an interest in Medical Physics?
01:47 How did you discover Medical Physics as a career option?
02:42 What steps did you take to pursue Medical Physics as a career?
03:40 What do Medical Physicists do?
04:31 Should you pursue a Masters or a Ph.D.?
05:43 Do I have to decide now which to get (Masters vs. PhD.)?
06:14 What is a typical workday like?
07:18 Which do you enjoy the most (clinic, teaching, research)?
07:53 Do you feel like you bring value to the hospital?
08:22 Do you get to interact with patients?
09:42 What advice do you have for a student who is interested in Medical Physics?
11:06 Acknowledgements