This is a two-year clinical residency in radiation oncology physics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program, or CAMPEP. The post-doctoral diploma is designed for physicists, educated to the PhD level in medical physics, who are intending to pursue a career as a clinical medical physicist. The diploma has three basic components: a practical requirement, a course requirement, and clinical responsibilities.
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.
Completing this program
Medical Physics Courses: Clinical competency I and II, Clinical Projects I and II, Radiation Oncology Physics Tutorials and Treatment Planning.
Medical physicist, radiation oncology physicist, clinical physicist, university instructor, industry physicist.
With a course based diploma in radiation oncology physics, students will be prepared to begin a residency in medical physics.
A minimum of 3.0 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.
Minimum education and AHS appointment
A University of Calgary Honours background in Physics, Engineering Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, or equivalent.
Applicants must also possess a PhD from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program or equivalent and an appointment as an Associate Medical Physicist by the Alberta Health Services.
For some applicants, 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
For admission on January 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents: Jul. 1 application deadline
- International students: Jul. 1 application deadline
Learn more about this program
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