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Medical physics graduate program receives accreditation

TAMPA, Fla. -- The USF Department of Physics has received accreditation for the Ph.D. program in applied physics with a specialization in medical physics. This degree program is a joint effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

The program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). With the accreditation, the Ph.D. program focusing on medical physics will generate opportunities for USF graduates to pursue clinical residencies in radiation oncology physics and achieve board certification in medical physics. It also will provide a national point of distinction for USF’s applied physics doctoral program.

“The program offers the rigor of a fundamentally strong physics education coupled with clinical research experience at Moffitt,” said Pritish Mukherjee, professor and chair of the Department of Physics. “The accreditation provides further distinction for our doctoral program which is already unique in the State of Florida.”

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Author:Brenna Wenger