Faculty of the UF medical physics graduate program - Photo taken by Jesse S. Jones
I'm very PROUD to work in this outstanding Medical Physics program!! 🙌😊 Here's a summary of an article by Emily Mavrakis, Writer for UF College of Medicine:
The University of Florida's medical physics graduate program, housed under the department of radiology, has seen significant growth in recent years. This spring, all five of its graduates matched with participating diagnostic imaging medical physics residency programs, securing...
..nearly 22% of the 23 available slots and marking UF as the program with the most medical physics residency matches in the nation this year.
The program's success is due in part to its focus on clinical activities and research. Doctoral candidates in UF's program participate in clinical activities and conduct clinical research, working alongside College of Medicine clinical faculty, with access to equipment like MRI and CT scanners. By contrast, most medical physics departments across the nation have a primary focus in basic science research.
This hands-on experience and focus on clinical implications makes UF medical physics graduates highly sought-after by residency programs. In addition, the program has a strong international reputation, and has recently signed memorandums of understanding with universities in Mexico and Brazil.
The program's director, Manuel Arreola, Ph.D., DABR, attributes the program's success to the support of the chairs of the different collaborating departments, the deans, and the hospital itself. He also credits the program's focus on clinical activities and research.
UF's medical physics program is a valuable asset to the university and to the field of medical physics. The program's graduates are making significant contributions to the development and use of diagnostic imaging, medical radiation treatments, devices, and technologies.
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