A masterís degree in medical physics is necessary for students who wish to become certified medical physicists. It is possible for students to continue their graduate education and obtain a Ph.D. in medical physics at other schools. However, URIís program allows students to become certified in just one extra year of study. This is exciting for students who want to begin their careers early!
In collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital, students can apply for residency training upon graduation. Medical physics students need clinical, hands-on training to properly prepare them for their future work environment. Since much of their work will be in a clinical setting, it is of the utmost importance that they learn how to use equipment and software with accuracy and skill. This residency program provides them with the needed experience.