Through the Washington University Post PhD Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics program (CAMPEP accredited), students will become familiar with the major texts and literature in the area of medical physics and will be exposed to a wide array of treatment techniques and quality control procedures. These experiences will equip students with the necessary means to further their education. Graduates of the program will have an understanding of the role of patient safety in clinical physics; have necessary physical and scientific background for a career in medical physics; use research and inquiry to acquire knowledge; and the ability to critically evaluate research and scholarship, pose new questions and solve problems in medical physics. The program will also help develop professional and interpersonal skills necessary for success in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
The objectives of the Post PhD Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics program are:
- To equip students with sufficient theoretical and practical background knowledge in medical physics to enable entry into a CAMPEP-accredited clinical residency programs.
- To prepare students for a career in academic medical physics
This certificate program is offered through Washington University School of Medicine. The program is lead by assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, Michael Altman, PhD, with associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Tiezhi Zhang, PhD, serving as the assistant program director. Drs. Altman and Zhang both have additional professorships in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.