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Master of Medical Physics: Program Statistics

Penn’s goal is to ensure that the Medical Physics Programs continue to provide the most advanced, rigorous and innovative education in this highly competitive and evolving field. We are currently putting a hold on admissions in order to do a full evaluation of our curriculum, research opportunities and professional development. The current master’s and post-graduate certificate programs will continue to serve its currently enrolled students. However, we are no longer accepting application submissions. We welcome you to contact our program team if you have any questions about this update.


The majority of our alumni work as medical physicists, and while most of our recent graduates are placed in residency programs, some have gone on to pursue PhD or medical degrees, or secured positions in academia or industry. Many graduates now work as medical physicists or residents in institutions like the University Pennsylvania (PA), Landauer Medical Physics (TX), Glens Falls Hospital (NY), UC Davis (CA), Mayo Clinic (AZ), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (OH), 21st Century Oncology (FL), and Accelerated Medical Physics Services (CT).

Master of Medical Physics Program Applications and Admissions Statistics

Year Applied Admitted Matriculated
2016 46 23 9
2015 43 21 6
2014 45 23 10
2013 62 23 8
2012 77 29 9

Initial Placement of MMP Graduates

Category <2009 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Cumulative
Clinical 14 1 8 5 7 10 2 0 0 0 47
Residency 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 4 6 4 24
PhD/MD 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 9
Academia 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industry 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Total 17 1 11 8 11 11 9 9 7 4 84

Residency Placement Statistics for Graduates of the Master of Medical Physics Program

Offers came from University of Pennsylvania, Landauer Medical Physics - Carolinas Medical Center (NC), and Geisinger Health System (PA).

Graduation Year Applied for Match Received Match Percentage Matched National MedPhys Match*
2017 4 4** 100% 48%
2016 6 6** 100% 51%
2015 6 4 67% 39%
2014 6 6 100% N/A

*https://www.natmatch.com/medphys/aboutstats.html

**One received residency outside of the National MedPhys Match program

Updated August 2017

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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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