New discoveries in how people learn suggest that we acquire knowledge in many different ways. Most students learn best when they have the opportunity to reinforce lecture and reading content through additional hands-on exposure to the material. Called experiential learning, this kind of active learning can be obtained in many different settings such as:
The Medical Physics program is designed to give students multiple opportunities to gain practical hands-on experience with the material presented in lectures. This is done by implementing laboratory and research courses into the curriculum. Also, the last semester of courses is taken at Rhode Island Hospital, which exposes students to their potential future work setting.