The Georgetown Difference

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Unique Program Features

Faculty
Our courses are taught by faculty whom are experts in modern day radiology, radiological equipment, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.

A Rich History
Whole body Computerized Axial Tomography, a cornerstone of modern-day radiology, was developed by Dr. Robert Ledley in 1973 at Georgetown University. That history continues today with innovations in ultrahigh speed MRI and other areas of medical physics equipment.

Location
Located in the nation’s capital, the program provides unparalleled opportunities to work and serve with leaders in the field as well as access to numerous national laboratories, federal departments and agencies, and hospital networks.

State of the Art Facility
Georgetown offers the latest in clinical technology both in diagnostic imaging and in radiation therapy. Our Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has a PBS Mevion Proton therapy with Hyperscan which is the next generation proton therapy system.

35.7% increase in salary with a masters and board certification for medical physicist.

Why a degree in Medical Physics?

Medical physicists are the health professionals who provide physics support for clinical radiology services, including diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine.

The demand for medical physicists has grown exponentially. The use of radiation in medical diagnosis and treatment has increased, as new diagnostic radiology procedures and new types of radiation therapy have come into use. Not only have the number and types of radiological procedures increased, so have the number of radiation procedures per individual.

Clinical imaging equipment has become increasingly more sophisticated, requiring greater expertise to operate and maintain. Additionally, medical imaging is being increasingly used in medical research fields such as cancer and neuroscience. Acquiring a Master of Science Degree in medical physics is typically the gateway into the profession.

A Medical Physicist has either an MS or PhD degree from a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). Acquiring an MS in medical physics is typically the gateway into the profession. Many states require board certification to become licensed to practice medical physics in that state. All states require the training and course work specifically in the field of medical physics.

A medical physicist typically has an undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, or engineering, and wish to enter the work in the medical environment.