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Medical Physics Programs students are introduced to both clinical and research aspects of medical physics through the University of Pennsylvania Health System's state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities, all of which are within a 10-minute walk of each other on the main campus in University City.

The University of Pennsylvania’s multidisciplinary Medical Physics Programs provide students with access to the incredible array of resources that are only available at the most prestigious academic and medical research universities in the world.
The University of Pennsylvania’s multidisciplinary Medical Physics Programs provide students with access to the incredible array of resources that are only available at the most prestigious academic and medical research universities in the world.
Our CAMPEP-accredited medical physics master’s degree and certificate programs at Penn provide students with an experiential approach to education that includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities.
Our CAMPEP-accredited medical physics master’s degree and certificate programs at Penn provide students with an experiential approach to education that includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities.
The highly interdisciplinary Medical Physics Programs are led by distinguished faculty from across the University, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Bioengineering, Radiology (as seen here), Bioengineering, and Radiation Oncology.
The highly interdisciplinary Medical Physics Programs are led by distinguished faculty from across the University, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Bioengineering, Radiology (as seen here), Bioengineering, and Radiation Oncology.
Through clinical residency and practicum experiences, students also have the opportunity to work closely with medical researchers throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System and at a myriad of outstanding area hospitals.
Through clinical residency and practicum experiences, students also have the opportunity to work closely with medical researchers throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System and at a myriad of outstanding area hospitals.
The Medical Physics Programs at Penn prepare students for exciting clinical service and medical research careers through specialized training in the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
The Medical Physics Programs at Penn prepare students for exciting clinical service and medical research careers through specialized training in the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Among the incredible resources available to our students, is the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, host to world's largest, most advanced proton therapy facilities. Penn Medicine is one of the few centers in the world to offer Pencil Beam Scanning.
Among the incredible resources available to our students, is the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, host to world's largest, most advanced proton therapy facilities. Penn Medicine is one of the few centers in the world to offer Pencil Beam Scanning.
The instrumentation and multitude of treatment rooms, each over two stories tall, makes the Roberts Proton Therapy Center the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
The instrumentation and multitude of treatment rooms, each over two stories tall, makes the Roberts Proton Therapy Center the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
Training for medical physics students at Penn includes use of the largest cyclotron in the world. The cyclotron accelerates atoms to near light speeds to create a healing beam of energy that can then be targeted to kill cancerous tumors with unprecedented accuracy.
Training for medical physics students at Penn includes use of the largest cyclotron in the world. The cyclotron accelerates atoms to near light speeds to create a healing beam of energy that can then be targeted to kill cancerous tumors with unprecedented
Our students have unparalleled access to facilities like The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This state-of-the-art, 500,000 square foot outpatient facility designed to create an ideal environment for patient-focused care and collaboration among health professionals.
Our students have unparalleled access to facilities like The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This state-of-the-art, 500,000 square foot outpatient facility designed to create an ideal environment for patient-focused care and collab
The Perelman Center is home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine and an outpatient surgical pavilion.
The Perelman Center is home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine and an outpatient surgical pavilion.
The University of Pennsylvania’s multidisciplinary Medical Physics Programs provide students with access to the incredible array of resources that are only available at the most prestigious academic and medical research universities in the world.
Our CAMPEP-accredited medical physics master’s degree and certificate programs at Penn provide students with an experiential approach to education that includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities.
The highly interdisciplinary Medical Physics Programs are led by distinguished faculty from across the University, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Bioengineering, Radiology (as seen here), Bioengineering, and Radiation Oncology.
Through clinical residency and practicum experiences, students also have the opportunity to work closely with medical researchers throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System and at a myriad of outstanding area hospitals.
The Medical Physics Programs at Penn prepare students for exciting clinical service and medical research careers through specialized training in the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Among the incredible resources available to our students, is the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, host to world's largest, most advanced proton therapy facilities. Penn Medicine is one of the few centers in the world to offer Pencil Beam Scanning.
The instrumentation and multitude of treatment rooms, each over two stories tall, makes the Roberts Proton Therapy Center the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
Training for medical physics students at Penn includes use of the largest cyclotron in the world. The cyclotron accelerates atoms to near light speeds to create a healing beam of energy that can then be targeted to kill cancerous tumors with unprecedented accuracy.
Our students have unparalleled access to facilities like The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This state-of-the-art, 500,000 square foot outpatient facility designed to create an ideal environment for patient-focused care and collaboration among health professionals.
The Perelman Center is home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine and an outpatient surgical pavilion.

Master of Medical Physics information session

Learn all about the Master of Medical Physics Programs at the University of Pennsylvania. In this five-part series, Dr. Stephen Avery, Director of the Master of Medical Physics Programs and an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, takes you from the early history of radiation oncology to the modern facilities of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center. Dr. Avery also discusses curriculum and admissions requirements for the program.

You may navigate to individual chapters by clicking the links below, or play from the beginning with the embedded player below.

Treating Cancer Using Proton Therapy: Video

In this video, Dr. Stephen Avery, Director of the Master of Medical Physics Programs, discusses treating cancer using proton therapy and creating a dedicated PET device. He also takes you on a tour of the cyclotron at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

Physics and Radiation Departments

The Medical Physics Programs provide students pursuing their medical physics degree with the opportunity to work closely with the following departments housed in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine, Penn Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Some of the faculty teaching in the Medical Physics Programs are based in these departments, and provide students with both research and practicum opportunities. Additionally, students gain insights into the practical applications of the Medical Physics master’s degree through their interaction with these faculty members and by reading their research.

Medical Physics residency program at Penn

The CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics residency program in radiation oncology is a comprehensive two-year program designed to educate and train physicists in all aspects of modern radiation oncology physics. The residency program provides didactic instruction in medical physics, anatomy and radiation biology, and clinical experience in a wide spectrum of clinical physics problems, as well as preparation for the American Board of Radiology certification exams.

Hospital affiliations

In addition to clinical and research opportunities available throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Medical Physics program works in collaboration with a variety of area hospitals to offer our students additional practicum experiences and hands-on medical physics training. Our partner facilities currently include:

In the news

Members of the Penn Medical Physics Program describe their recently published article “Acoustic Waves Characterize Proton Beams.” Read the article on MedicalPhysicsWeb.

Summer opportunities

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) offers opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility.

The Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists (SUPERS) program at Penn is for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in radiation-related sciences.

Student handbook

For guidelines on getting started as a new Penn student, choosing classes, reviewing policies and more, refer to the Medical Physics Programs Student Handbook (PDF).

Hospital Affiliations

Program Resources

Penn's Medical Physics Programs work in collaboration with area hospitals to offer additional practicum experiences and hands-on medical physics training. 

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Read about the medical physics courses avallable to master's and certificate students.

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