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Medical Physics Graduate Program

Manuel Arreola, PhD; Program Director

Welcome to the University of Florida’s Medical Physics Graduate Program’s website!

Two of the pioneers in Medical Physics in the country and our state started our program more than 60 years ago: Drs Larry Fitzgerald and Walter Mauderli. Their tradition of excellence continues to this day, as we are proud to have graduates at both the MS and PhD levels going into top clinical residencies, as well as academic and industry jobs. This is the result of tremendous effort and dedication from both our faculty and staff. Many of our faculty members are graduates from this program. I believe that this creates a sense of loyalty and responsibility rarely found in other graduate programs.

In 2017, we accomplished a milestone by transferring the program from its previous home in the College of Engineering to its new and proud home in the College of Medicine. Our students now have better access to the various facilities at UF Health, including our prestigious McKnight Brain Institute and the Davis Cancer Pavilion. The support from the College and its departments is at its highest ever and we look forward to great possibilities of expanding the program. Our collaboration with the College of Engineering continues to be strong, especially in the areas of Dosimetry and Montecarlo modeling.

Our students not only have the opportunity to become specialized in either Diagnostic, Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine physics under the direction of top clinical and academic physicists, but they do so while working with top clinicians in these areas. Some of the best radiologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and cardiologists in the country are at the University of Florida and many of them actively participate in the research projects of our PhD students. All of this happens in a state-of-the-art technological environment, with access to the latest and most sophisticated imaging and therapy systems.

These are exciting times for us and we are sure they can only get better.

Manuel Arreola, PhD, DABR
Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program