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Prerequisites: The program admits students with the expectation that following graduation they will sit for the American Board of Radiology certification
exams in Medical Physics . To that end, students must meet the following ABR minimum undergraduate course requirements:
An undergraduate degree in a physical science with the following:
The faculty are seeking to fill the program with the strongest possible candidates, who have a commitment to service and an excellent background in physics (for physics majors, as distinct from physics for engineering or health physics, which are different
courses), with advanced math courses to support the study of physics.
Yes, you may include information about your extracurricular activities and experiences that may be of interest to the committee. It would be your decision how to present that information. Listing them briefly on a resume would be fine; if you mention
them in your personal statement, please explain what you learned from them, or why they were important in preparing you for your chosen future career.
Clinical medical physics is a service-oriented career, so service-oriented activities will be more relevant than purely recreational activities. And, like undergraduate applications, activities that demonstrate maturity, reliability, responsibility and
leadership will favorably support your application.
You should also keep in mind that because UC is now one of a limited number of programs accredited by CAMPEP, the pool of applicants is growing larger and more competitive. Think about what will make you stand out to the committee.
While extracurricular activities are potentially valuable in shaping a person's character and values, the faculty must base their decision primarily on the following criteria:
Other considerations may include:
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