Welcome: Director's Greeting
See 2012 News for a short film featuring the director as he describes what is medical physics and what makes the Duke program so unique.
Welcome to the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University. We appreciate your taking time to review our program and its academic offerings.
Our Medical Physics Graduate Program offers both M.S. and PhD degrees, and is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by five departments: radiology, radiation oncology, physics, biomedical engineering, and medical health physics. We offer four academic tracks: diagnostic imaging physics, radiation oncology physics, nuclear medicine physics, and health physics. We have a large faculty involved in medical physics research and clinical service, with a number of our colleagues being internationally recognized experts in their fields of scholarship. Areas of faculty expertise include magnetic resonance angiography, magnetic resonance microscopy, advanced digital imaging algorithms, detector and display characterization, computer-aided diagnosis, ultrasound, monoclonal antibody imaging and therapy, hyperthermia coupled with radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, tumor and normal tissue radiation response modeling, optical-CT dosimetry and imaging, radiosurgery, high dose-rate brachytherapy, treatment optimization, SPECT and PET imaging, neutron-stimulated imaging, and dosimetry.
We offer a number of opportunities for research training, including an NIH training grant for PhD students and a thesis option for MS students. We are a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program, and have an optional summer clinical internship for MS students interested in additional clinical training.
Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your application for graduate study at Duke.
James T. Dobbins III, Ph.D.
Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program
The Duke Graduate Program in Medical Physics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as well as applicable state regulations and federal and state privacy laws. If you believe you may need and qualify for reasonable accommodations, please visit Duke's Disability Management System (DMS) at http://www.access.duke.edu for detailed information and procedures. The knowledgeable staff at DMS serve Duke’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students, trainees, employees, and faculty, as well as the public, in support of Duke University and Duke University Health System efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities. Through DMS, Duke ensures consistent processes for requesting accommodations, evaluating needs, and determining appropriate response, and the DMS serves as a clearinghouse for disability-related information, procedures and services available at Duke, in Durham, and in North Carolina. For more information about DMS visit http://www.access.duke.edu.