The University of Pennsylvania’s multidisciplinary Medical Physics Programs provide students with access to the incredible array of resources that are only available at the most prestigious academic and medical research universities in the world.
Our CAMPEP-accredited medical physics master’s degree and certificate programs at Penn provide students with an experiential approach to education that includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities.
The highly interdisciplinary Medical Physics Programs are led by distinguished faculty from across the University, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Bioengineering, Radiology (as seen here), Bioengineering, and Radiation Oncology.
Through clinical residency and practicum experiences, students also have the opportunity to work closely with medical researchers throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System and at a myriad of outstanding area hospitals.
The Medical Physics Programs at Penn prepare students for exciting clinical service and medical research careers through specialized training in the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Among the incredible resources available to our students, is the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, host to world's largest, most advanced proton therapy facilities. Penn Medicine is one of the few centers in the world to offer Pencil Beam Scanning.
The instrumentation and multitude of treatment rooms, each over two stories tall, makes the Roberts Proton Therapy Center the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
Training for medical physics students at Penn includes use of the largest cyclotron in the world. The cyclotron accelerates atoms to near light speeds to create a healing beam of energy that can then be targeted to kill cancerous tumors with unprecedented accuracy.
Our students have unparalleled access to facilities like The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This state-of-the-art, 500,000 square foot outpatient facility designed to create an ideal environment for patient-focused care and collaboration among health professionals.
The Perelman Center is home to Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine and an outpatient surgical pavilion.