Medical Physics

Medical Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy 

Graduate Degree in Physics – Medical Physics stream (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Department of Physics and Astronomy website. For further details, please visit: http://www.phas.ubc.ca/graduate-program-academic-programs

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The graduate programs in Physics (Medical Physics stream) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). The goals of the program provide academic training for medical physicists by developing appropriate research skills and experience within the community of medical physicists and clinical practitioners in the Province of British Columbia to enable them to contribute to the development of advanced medical techniques. This rationale is supported by the access to fore-front technology in medical infrastructure in the Positron Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Radiation Therapy research groups.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A B.Sc. in physics (single or combined), astronomy, or mathematics; or a B.A.Sc. in engineering physics or electrical engineering.
  • Minimum GPA: An overall average of 'A-' or better in third and fourth year courses is expected for entry into the program.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Master’s Degree: A M.Sc. or M.A.Sc. in physics, astronomy or mathematics with an average grade of at least 80%. (In exceptional cases, students with a bachelor’s degree may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program.)
  • Securing Potential Supervisor: Direct admission to the PhD program additionally requires the student to secure a firm commitment of research supervision from a faculty member.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • A completed online application. An application fee is required for applicants from most countries.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • GRE scores (both general and a relevant subject test) are requested when available.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Physics and Astronomy Prospective Graduate Students page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Oliva Dela Cruz-Cordero,
Graduate Program Coordinator
Physics and Astronomy
Hennings Building
The University of British Columbia
Room 325 - 6224 Agricultural Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Tel: (604) 822-4245
E-mail: gradcoord@phas.ubc.ca

Medical Physics
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences [UBC Okanagan Campus]

Graduate Degree in Medical Physics (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 4th 2016. Retrieved from the UBC-O Medical Physics webpage. For further details, please visit: http://medicalphysics.ok.ubc.ca/

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The Graduate Program in Medical Physics offers courses related to the study of radiation oncology and medical physics. The research interests of the Medical Physics faculty members include radiation physics and medical/molecular imaging as relating to radiation oncology. The program is enhanced through close collaboration with the BC Cancer Agency.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Students entering the M.Sc. program will normally have a Physics Honours degree or equivalent, with at least a B+ (76% or higher) average.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Option #1: Master’s Degree: Completion of an M.Sc. in Medical Physics or closely related discipline with an average of B+ (76%) average or better in their M.Sc. coursework and thesis, with clear evidence of research ability or potential.
  • Option #2: Bachelor’s Degree with some Graduate coursework: Exceptional students may request to be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program after completing 12 course credits within the first year of with an average of at least 80% (A-). Clear evidence of research potential and ability must be shown.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: General Application to the College of Graduate Studies with application fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • CV
  • Statement of Intent

For a full list of instructions please visit the program’s website.

The College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a list of Application & Admission Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Medical Physics Student Information page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Andrew Jirasek
Associate Professor, Physics
andrew.jirasek@ubc.ca
250.807.8812