Dual Degree Nanomedicine/Physics

Medical Physics is an applied science combining the fields of physics, bioengineering, and electronics. A Medical Physicist is responsible for monitoring and maintaining machines capable of delivering lethal doses of radiation in minutes. A Medical Physicist needs t be an active and creative problem solver, capable of evaluating situations and taking/interpreting measurements accurately and efficiently. They are a primary consult for healthcare administrators, radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, radiologists, and other physicians.

There are four avenues of specialty for a Medical Physicist: Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medical Physics, and Medical Health Physics. Each subfield has its own certification exam as each presents different challenges and focuses on different goals.

Nanomedicine is a revolutionary interdisciplinary science which combines knowledge from physics, biology, chemistry, and medicine to treat conditions and diseases of the human body on an atomic and molecular level. Nanomedicine has many applications, from drug delivery to individual cell repair, to artificial tissues and radiation therapy. A professional in the field of Nanomedicine can pursue a career in one of the following fields:

  • Biomedical technologies
  • Academic Research and Instruction
  • Industrial Research and Development
  • Pharmaceutical and Drug Development
  • Clinical Consultations and Services

The Dual Degree in Nanomedicine and Medical Physics is excellent for bioengineering or biotechnology majors. This program is designed to bring the emerging field of Nanomedicine and Medical Physics closer together. It is a three year, 64 credit hour program.

*Note: In order to obtain certification, all potential physicists must sit for the 3-part ABR examination. More information can be found at www.theabr.com.

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