Medical Physics

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Medical Physics

Post by gretik » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:05 pm

I am a physics major.
I will be applying to grad schools this fall.
I have a strong interest in MEDICAL PHYSICS.
When it comes down to creating THE LIST of schools to apply to, people often tell me to pick couple of "hard to get in" dream schools. And then, pick some in the middle and some that you know for sure you can get into.
Well, I definitely have my dream schools down.
However, when it comes down to pick the schools in the "middle"... I really have hard time identifying those!!
This is my list so far... Can someone help me categorize them?
Again, I'm only looking at their MEDICAL PHYSICS program or something VERY related to that. (note: I am from California, so a lot of schools that I picked are in this region...)
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Stanford University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
SUNY Stony Brook University
Columbia University
Duke University Medical Center
UC Berkley

UC Santa Cruz
Purdue University/Indiana University
The Scripps Research Institute
Oregon State University
University of Rochester
Pennsylvania State University
University of Massachuesetts Lowell
University of Houston

University of California - Riverside
University of Arizona
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Wesleyan University
Ohio State University
Vanderbilt University
San Diego State University

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Thank you!! :D

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Re: Medical Physics

Post by dsterl2000 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:22 am

If you are going to a medical physics program and are at all interested in doing clinical work afterwards, I would only consider CAMPEP accredited programs (

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Re: Medical Physics

Post by janisper116 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:37 pm

It's hard to do that considering very few medical physics schools give admitted student statistics. In addition the admission process is more subjective, as class sizes are small at most places. When I applied funding was also an issue. I think medical physics programs are more likely to admit people unfunded. I would rank UT Houston, MD Anderson much higher. It is a great program and the best cancer center in the world. I also think UCLA doesn't deserve the mid-tier status you gave it. I was only considering campep programs though, since I'm interested in clinical work. I know less about which schools are good outside of that.

Also, if you haven't seen it, it is obligatory in this forum to review this thread ( ... cs+twistor) if you are interested in medical physics.

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Re: Medical Physics

Post by gretik » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:18 pm

Thanks for all the replies.

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