The MS in Medical Physics program at Hofstra University has received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). Achieving accreditation is an important public recognition of program standards. There are only 50 such accredited programs worldwide (37 within the United States).
The MS program and a Therapeutic Medical Physics residency program (also CAMPEP accredited) are jointly administered with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. According to Dr. Ajay Kapur, director of both programs, “Our recent accreditations place Hofstra/North Shore-LIJ among the 1-in-5 institutions that offer both a graduate and residency program in medical physics. Achieving this milestone within three years of starting both programs reflects our commitment to excellence in medical physics education.”
A bachelors or graduate degree in physics or in the allied sciences with a minor in physics are among the admissions requirements for the program.
Medical physics focuses on applying physics concepts, theories, and methods to medicine. Medical physicists are dedicated to the safe use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Careers in medical physics involve clinical practice, regulatory compliance, patient safety, and research and development in therapeutic, diagnostic, nuclear medicine, and medical health physics applications.
The MS in Medical Physics, launched in 2012, is taught by a combined staff from Hofstra University, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, under the joint supervision of the Department of Physics at Hofstra University and the Department of Radiation Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System.
For more information email Ajay.Kapur@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-5582.