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Dr. Ellis Johnson

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

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).

Application Requirements - Master's degree

Fall Application Deadline: Applications accepted until class is filled but recommend applications be submitted by January 31 to ensure full review by the application committee.

  • CV (optional)
  • Personal Statement - Please provide any information regarding work, observation, and/or job shadowing experience in a Medical Physics clinical setting.
  • GRE 
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Application Requirements for Doctoral Program

Fall Application Deadline: One month prior to semester of entry

Spring Application Deadline: One month prior to semester of entry

  • CV (optional)
  • Personal Statement - Please provide any information regarding work, observation, and/or job shadowing experience in a Medical Physics clinical setting.
  • GRE 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Admission Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

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


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Dr. Ellis Johnson

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

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