University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Medical Physics

1005 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53705
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Program contact: Carol A. Aspinwall
Phone: 608-265-6504
Fax: 608-262-2413
Email: caaspinwall@wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
Ph.D.
M.S.

About the Medical Physics Program

Medical Physics is a branch of applied physics; it uses concepts and methods of physics to help diagnose and treat human disease. The UW Medical Physics Department offers graduate training and education in radiological physics and dosimetry and in functional, anatomical, and interventional medical imaging. New procedures including ablation therapy, molecular imaging, optical imaging, photoacoustic imaging and biomagnetism also are included in the curriculum and research.

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Most students are funded with Research Assistantships through the research programs of their advisors. A limited number of traineeships are available to advanced students in the UW-Radiological Sciences Training Program for career training in cancer research. Other fellowships are also available to qualified students (e.g. AAPM, Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences Training Programs, Advanced Opportunity Fellowship Program, etc.).

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.