The University of Florida’s Medical Physics Graduate Program is one of the oldest medical physics programs in the United States (originating in 1961) and is accredited for graduate degrees (MS and PhD) by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).
Academically housed in the College of Medicine, the program is a concentration under Medical Sciences. Administratively housed in the Department of Radiology, the program has multiple participating departments in the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, including Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering; and Environmental Health and Safety. Recently, students have been conducting their research at the UF Proton Therapy Institute (UFPTI) in Jacksonville; the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the Robert Boisenault Oncology Institute with multiple locations in central Florida; and the Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. Faculty from UFPTI participate in the direction of clinical training and research.
The Medical Physics Graduate Program generally has about 30 students enrolled at any given time. Approximately half of these students are pursuing an MS degree, the other half are pursuing a PhD. Many of our MS students ultimately elect to pursue their PhD studies here at the University of Florida. Our graduates have been successful in obtaining entry level jobs and physics residency positions. The program is closely coordinated with other training programs offered at the University of Florida including a Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program (in Radiology) and a Radiation Therapy Medical Physics Residency Program (in Radiation Oncology).