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Program Goal and Objectives

Irina Vergalasova PhD, DABR
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Certificate Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is under the umbrella of Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. This program is designed for students without an accredited medical physics graduate degree seeking to enter the field of medical physics.

It has long been recognized within the profession that many potential medical physicists may have already completed or mostly completed their graduate education before considering a career in medical physics.  For such individuals, the certificate program offers a path to the profession by satisfying coursework requirements for entering an accredited medical physics residency program, an essential step towards eventual board certification and becoming a practicing medical physicist. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (D.Sc) degree in Physics or Physics related scientific disciplines (e.g., engineering). Individuals who complete the certificate courses may be eligible for application for the medical physics residency program.



Students entering a medical physics certificate program are required to have completed a doctoral degree in physics, physical science, or engineering, in addition to undergraduate coursework that is at least equivalent to a minor in physics (i.e. on that includes at least three upper-level undergraduate physics courses that would be required for a physics minor).Individual courses within the program may be taken by non-matriculating students, as permitted by the Program Director.  Please contact us for more information.



Lee Ann Schein PhD, ACUE
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
FALL Course Number Credits
Principles of Radiobiology MPHY 5045S 2
Radiological Physics & Dosimetry MPHY 5020S 3
Fundamentals of Medical Imaging MPHY 5015S 3
Radiation Safety and Protection MPHY 5040S 3
Radiation Therapy Physics MPHY 5010S 3
Applications of Radiobiology MPHY 5035S 1
Anatomy & Physiology MPHY5030 3




Once the completed application packet is received by our administrative coordinator, the entire packet is forwarded to the admissions committee for review. Application packet review consists of evaluation of doctoral training, relevance of field of study, core physics requirements, interest in pursuing medical physics, etc. If the committee decides the application packet is satisfactory to pre-defined standards, the applicant will be invited to coordinate a virtual interview with program directors, Dr. Vergalasova and Dr. Schein, who will confer with the admissions committee after the interview for a final decision. The candidate will then be notified via official email correspondence regarding their admission status into the program.


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