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Medical Physics Launches Co-Op Program

Hofstra students pursuing an MS in Medical Physics now have the opportunity to participate in a new co-op program that gives them real work experience at healthcare technology firms. The co-op positions are available this fall 2019 semester on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan region.

Hofstra has formed partnerships with Carter, DeLuca, and Farrell, RadFormation and Petrone Associates. The co-op positions are paid and offered during normal business hours. They do not conflict with class schedules, so students’ graduation dates will not be delayed if they decide to take on a co-op. Building a professional network and working in a real-world environment provides the students with additional resources and technical skills that will serve them in  future clinical residencies, industrial applications, or academia.

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.

Hofstra’s MS in Medical Physics, launched in 2012, is a multidisciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

The MS in Medical Physics program at Hofstra University is accredited 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.  

Find out more about the Medical Physics co-op program by emailing Assistant Director Peter K. Taylor, MS MEd DABR. Companies interested in partnering with Hofstra Medical Physics should contact the Program Director Adam Riegel, PhD, at 516-254-6873.

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