(SIMS Code: 777740)
Offered through SDSU Global Campus
The advanced certificate in residency training in radiation therapy physics provides students training in clinical and didactic radiation oncology physics to attain a level of competence that they can take on the responsibilities of a radiation oncology physicist in a clinic. Students will train in the clinic in dosimetry, brachytherapy, machine quality assurance (QA) and calibration, treatment planning and dose calculations, radiation safety, imaging, and special procedures (stereotactic radiosurgery, total skin electron treatment, etc.). Training will also include acceptance testing, commissioning, quality assurance of various major clinic systems (linac, brachytherapy, treatment planning systems, etc.), and radiation safety/regulatory issues.
A student wishing to be admitted to this certificate program must meet the General Admission Requirements as described in Admission and Registration. Students must meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards prescribed by the appropriate department and the Graduate Council. The admission minimum requirement is a master’s degree in physics or medical physics with a 3.5 GPA or better.