This eight-month post-doctoral program is designed to provide the didactic background and clinical training necessary for PhD physicists to be eligible for admission to a residency in clinical radiation oncology physics. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, or CAMPEP. Admission to the program does not imply admission to the residency program.
Students will acquire a broad background in medical physics, including, radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation safety, medical imaging and the modern practice of radiation oncology, through intensive coursework and hands-on experience. Our courses are taught by qualified, practising clinical physicists.
Completing this program
Courses: Topics include radiological physics, radiation oncology physics, anatomy and statistics, radiobiology and more.
Rounds: Students will participate in clinical observation of radiotherapy for cancer.
Medical physicist, radiation oncology physicist, clinical physicist, university instructor, industry physicist.
A course-based certificate in radiation oncology physics is usually considered a final degree.
Students will be supervised by the Postdoctoral certificate co-ordinator or delegate co-ordinator for the duration of their program
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A PhD in Physics or equivalent.
Foreign applicants may need to provide a satisfactory score on the Advanced Physics Graduate Record Examination.
English language proficiency (ELP)
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version).
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (academic version).
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) score of 70 with no section less than 60.
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) score of B+ in each course.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents: Jan. 15 application deadline
- International students: Jan. 15 application deadline
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Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences, Room 540
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4