High School - While in high school students should take math and science classes. Students must be comfortable taking calculus in their first semester of college; it is preferable that students prepare by completing a calculus class in high school. For students who wish to gain hands-on experience, taking advantage of volunteer opportunities in the field of medicine or science is a great choice.
College - While in college, students will need to take specific courses as well as gain hands-on experience. The Medical Physics program at URI provides students with both the necessary courses and training in the field.
For more detailed information about the courses available in this field, go to the Curriculum Tab For more detailed information about experiential learning in this field, go to the Experiential Learning Tab
Graduate School - While in their last few years of study, students will need to obtain a masterís degree in medical physics. This program is designed so that students will complete their graduate degree at the same time they finish their bachelorís degree. Students will then apply to residency programs at accredited hospitals.
For more information about the graduate requirements in this program, go to the Graduate Studies Tab