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Dr. Ellis Johnson

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

UK Medical Center MN 150

Lexington KY, USA 40536-0298

Program website

(859) 323-0004 Doctoral; (859) 323-1440 Master's

Radiological medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Professionals in this area are involved with clinical service, consultation, teaching and research. One major service is the planning of radiation treatments for cancer patients. Such treatments use external radiation beams or internal radioactive sources and optimize the tumor-to-healthy tissue dose ratio. An indispensable service is the accurate measurement of radiation output from sources employed in cancer therapy. Other important functions include the investigation of equipment performance, organization of quality control practices, design of radiation installations and control of medical radiation hazards. Such individuals often find their primary responsibilities in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or diagnostic imaging areas.

Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy

The Radiation Medicine Department in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky currently offers a comprehensive program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D degree in Radiological Medical Physics. The program provides students a thorough didactic grounding in fundamental and specialized medical physics, with hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment, and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Programs (CAMPEP).

Master's degree - Application Requirements

Radiation Science Master's Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Optional
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Please provide any information regarding work, observation, and/or job shadowing experience in a Medical Physics clinical setting.
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted
Fall App Deadline Applications accepted until class is filled but recommend applications be submitted by January 31 to ensure full review by the application committee.
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Doctoral Program - Application Requirements

Radiation Science Doctoral Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Optional
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Please provide any information regarding work, observation, and/or job shadowing experience in a Medical Physics clinical setting.
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
Spring App Deadline One month prior to semester of entry
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted
Fall App Deadline One month prior to semester of entry
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

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Dr. Ellis Johnson

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

UK Medical Center MN 150

Lexington KY, USA 40536-0298

(859) 323-0004 Doctoral; (859) 323-1440 Master's

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