If you have a PhD in physics or a related field, you can pursue an alternative pathway to becoming a medical physicist.

To become a clinical medical physicist, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. CAMPEP-Accredited Medical Physics Certificate Program
    Medical Physics certificate programs in North America are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP), and provide medical physics didactic coursework required to enter a residency program.
  2. CAMPEP-Accredited Medical Physics Residency
    Medical physics residency programs provide hands-on clinical training in diagnostic/nuclear medical physics or therapeutic medical physics. Residency training is required in order to be board eligible and work as a Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP) in the clinic.
  3. Board Certification
    Clinical medical physicists typically seek board certification in their clinical specialty. Board certification is organized by entities such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP), the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM), or the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM). A certificate showing that you’ve graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited residency program is required to take the board exam.

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