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It’s a Match!

Graduating students from Hofstra University’s MS program in Medical Physics who are planning careers in clinical practice will continue their training at competitive residency programs around the country.

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. In addition to clinical practice, careers in medical physics may include regulatory compliance, patient safety, and research and development in therapeutic, diagnostic, nuclear medicine, and medical health physics applications.

The four Hofstra students on a clinical path who were successfully matched with residency programs at hospitals or medical schools are:

  • Jose Martinez ’19: University of Mississippi, Radiation Therapy
  • Samantha To ’20: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Radiation Therapy
  • Samuel Umbaugh ’20: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Marissa Vaccarelli ’20: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Radiation Therapy

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 54 such accredited programs worldwide.  

Find out more about the Medical Physics program by emailing Program Director Adam Riegel, PhD.

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