The MS in Medical Physics recently served as a sponsor of the American Physical Society’s annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, held at The College of New Jersey. Faculty and graduate students from Hofstra attended, including Medical Physics Director Adam Riegel, who participated in a panel on applying to graduate programs. Hofstra University also hosted a luncheon on the second day of the three-day event.
The MS in Medical Physics prepares students for careers in the medical and biotechnology fields. Hofstra graduates pursue careers in clinical practice, research and development, intellectual and property law specializing in clinical technology, and medical and scientific positions in the US Army, Navy and Air Force. Others go on to PhD program for careers in academia.
The MS in Medical Physics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs. It is a 39 semester-hour designed for completion within a two-year period. It is housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with multidisciplinary faculty members drawn from within the department, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The program offers seminar and elective courses across a wide range of related subjects, and several opportunities for students to participate in clinical research.