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Medical Physics

Brown's Graduate Program in Medical Physics combines a rigorous curriculum, superb clinical settings, and unique focus on research training that prepares students for professional success. Faculty and staff are engaged and motivated to equip students with the knowledge and professional competencies that will make them competitive for medical physics residencies across the country.

The Medical Physics Graduate Program is open to students with backgrounds in engineering, physics, applied math, or computer science. Students with degrees in the biological sciences require documented completion of coursework in these quantitative areas to be considered for the program.

Students in the Medical Physics Graduate Program have learning and mentorship activities with the 20 faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology who are involved in patient care and basic and translational research. Within Radiation Oncology and Radiology, students have opportunities to hone their presentation and leadership skills in the form of a weekly journal club, chart rounds, multidisciplinary chart rounds, physics, dosimetry, and Quality Assurance rounds.

Admission Requirements

  • All students must possess at least a minor in physics, or equivalent
  • The GRE is not required. Proficiency in English is expected as evidenced by TOEFL or IELTS scores. Transcripts from institutions outside the US and not in English will be verified and translated by WES or IERF.
  • Demonstration of programming skills is required, whether through successful completion of relevant coursework or by demonstration in a lab setting.
  • Application via CollegeNET
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College Transcript
  • Application fee (non–refundable)

Application process

  • Rolling interview invitations (in person or skype interviews)
  • Rolling admissions (class size is limited, so please apply early)

Application Deadline: June 1

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Sc.M. Completion Requirements

The Brown Medical Physics Graduate Program is a two-year, full-time program of study consisting of 11 required courses, including a final thesis.

Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Box G-K4
225 Dyer Street
[email protected]

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Department Chair: Allan R. Tunkel

Director of Graduate Studies: Eric E. Klein