The Graduate Programs in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago offers research training at three levels that lead to the Master of Science degree, to the Doctor of Philosophy degree, and postdoctoral training. Primary areas of research interests by the program faculty include four components, namely, Physics of Diagnostic Radiology, Physics of Nuclear Medicine, Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Spectroscopy, and Physics of Radiation Therapy. Unique features of this program are the faculty’s focused effort on research in medical imaging and radiation oncology, and on the training of high-level medical physicists.
The Graduate Programs in Medical Physics within the Department of Radiology has a training grant from the National Institutes of Health that supports six pre-doctoral students. In addition, seventeen research grants from the NIH, the United States Army, the American Cancer Society and the Whitaker Foundation are available to support trainees in the program.
The faculty of our Graduate Programs in Medical Physics currently consists of 25 physicists, one chemist, two biologists, and one physician who hold faculty appointments in either the Department of Radiology or the Department of Radiation & Cellular Oncology, and secondary appointments in the Committee on Medical Physics who are involved in teaching 22 graduate students who are working toward a Ph.D. degree. Most research projects involve collaboration between basic scientists and clinical colleagues in the department.
For more information, please visit the Graduate Program in Medical Physics home page.