Graduate Degrees and Certificate

The VCU Medical Physics Graduate program received initial CAMPEP-accreditation in 2010 for both its M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Overview

An overview of the graduate programs supported by the Division of Medical Physics

The Division of Medical Physics hosts three graduate programs, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) that prepare students for careers as clinical medical physicists, independent investigators and active contributors to the field. 

Our students enter the program from diverse academic backgrounds including physics, nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering and other fields, and they go on to a variety of positions following graduation.   

Master's Degree

Accredited by CAMPEP in 2010...

The Master of Science in Medical Physics program, accredited by CAMPEP in 2010, provides students the foundational knowledge and hands-on clinical training necessary to practice as clinical medical physicists.  

Full-time students complete the program in a minimum of two years. Please contact the program director if you’re interested in enrolling as a part-time or non-degree-seeking student.   

Doctoral Degree

Accredited by CAMPEP in 2010...

Accredited by CAMPEP in 2010, the Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics offers coursework and research training as it is applied to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Research interests include the following:  

  • Functional imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 
  • Computerized tomography (CT) image artifact removal and deformation 
  • Radiation therapy dose calculations 
  • Four-dimensional radiation therapy 
  • Brachytherapy    

For full-time students, this doctoral program takes four to six years to complete. Please contact the program director if you’re interested in enrolling as a part-time or non-degree-seeking student.  

Graduate Certificate

A one year program accredited by CAMPEP

This one-year program is intended for postdoctoral individuals seeking to enhance their credentials for admission into a medical physics residency position. Accredited by CAMPEP, it offers the coursework necessary to meet standards set by the ABR.  

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Apply to the graduate or certificate programs

To apply for any of our graduate programs, please complete and submit an electronic application through VCU’s graduate admissions page. For a fall semester start, the deadline application is Jan. 15. Late applications will not be accepted.  Apply Now

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Our Students

The best parts of our graduate program are our students!

Medical Physics students [View Image]The best parts of our graduate program are our students! 

Our program seeks to provide the knowledge and expertise to be able to succeed as clinical and research physicists, and our students take it one step further by seeking to improve the program and the field. The courses and research projects available to students push their academic and professional bounds, but they never cease to amaze us with their ambition, curiosity and dedication to the field. 

The future of medical physics is in good hands!   

MS Students

Dylan Richeson [View Image]

Dylan Richeson

MS Student

Dylan Richeson [View Image]

Dylan Richeson

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Vincent Gargaro [View Image]

Vincent Gargaro

MS Student

Vincent Gargaro [View Image]

Vincent Gargaro

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Robert Hawranko [View Image]

Robert Hawranko

MS Student

Robert Hawranko [View Image]

Robert Hawranko

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Sharmin Alam [View Image]

Sharmin Alam

MS Student

Sharmin Alam [View Image]

Sharmin Alam

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Nathaniel Teague [View Image]

Nathaniel Teague

MS Student

Nathaniel Teague [View Image]

Nathaniel Teague

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Thomas Ritrosky [View Image]

Thomas Ritrosky

MS Student

Thomas Ritrosky [View Image]

Thomas Ritrosky

MS Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

PhD Students

Areej Aljabal [View Image]

Areej Aljabal

PhD Student

Areej Aljabal [View Image]

Areej Aljabal

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Collin Wade [View Image]

Collin Wade

PhD Student

Collin Wade [View Image]

Collin Wade

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Brittany Morgan [View Image]

Brittany Morgan

PhD Student

Brittany Morgan [View Image]

Brittany Morgan

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Matthew Williams [View Image]

Matthew Williams

PhD Student

Matthew Williams [View Image]

Matthew Williams

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Mateb Alghamwa [View Image]

Mateb Alghamwa

PhD Student

Mateb Alghamwa [View Image]

Mateb Alghamwa

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Sarah Holler [View Image]

Sarah Holler

PhD Student

Sarah Holler [View Image]

Sarah Holler

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Ryan Wargo [View Image]

Ryan Wargo

PhD Student

Ryan Wargo [View Image]

Ryan Wargo

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Suman Gautam [View Image]

Suman Gautam

PhD Student

Suman Gautam [View Image]

Suman Gautam

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Nathan Tuoch [View Image]

Nathan Tuoch

PhD Student

Nathan Tuoch [View Image]

Nathan Tuoch

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Moeen Meftahi [View Image]

Moeen Meftahi

PhD Student

Moeen Meftahi [View Image]

Moeen Meftahi

PhD Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Certificate Students

Alex Khammang [View Image]

Alex Khammang

Certificate Student

Alex Khammang [View Image]

Alex Khammang

Certificate Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Binod Manandhar [View Image]

Binod Manandhar

Certificate Student

Binod Manandhar [View Image]

Binod Manandhar

Certificate Student

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Graduate Education Program FAQs

Contact Us

For official correspondences with the Medical Physics Educational Programs, please address requests and inquiries to the following address:

VCU Department of Radiation Oncology 
Medical Physics Educational Programs 
401 College Street, Box 980058 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0058

P:  +1.804.628.7780
F:  +1.804.827.1861
E:  medphys@vcu.edu

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For additional information regarding our educational programs, prospective student and resident tours, or admissions, please contact our amazing program director and coordinator:

Contacts

Miranda Cox, MS (she/her) [View Image]

Miranda Cox, MS (she/her)

Graduate and Residency Program Coordinator

Miranda Cox, MS (she/her) [View Image]

Miranda Cox, MS (she/her)

Graduate and Residency Program Coordinator

Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics

Phone: +1.804.628.7780

Email: medphys@vcu.edu

William Y. Song, PhD, DABR, FAAPM (he/him/his) [View Image]

William Y. Song, PhD, DABR, FAAPM (he/him/his)

Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program

William Y. Song, PhD, DABR, FAAPM (he/him/his) [View Image]

William Y. Song, PhD, DABR, FAAPM (he/him/his)

Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program

Radiation Oncology

Email: medphys@vcu.edu

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