Jay Burmeister, Ph.D., DABR
Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program
Wayne State University School of Medicine
The curriculum consists of 32 graduate course credits plus a 3-credit Essay, including the required courses and an appropriate selection of elective courses. Essays can represent original research, developmental projects, or literature reviews. An Exit Examination is also required and all students will be encouraged to complete a (non-credit) clinical internship.
All prerequisites (or equivalents) should be completed BEFORE commencing the Master's program.
- Graduate Record Examination: General Test
- Mathematics: At least three semesters of calculus and elementary differential equations.
- Physics: Bachelor's degree in Physics, or Bachelor's degree in an appropriate science or engineering that includes at least three additional upper-level physics courses (e.g., electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, thermodynamics, etc.)
Total of 33 credit hours
||Introduction to Radiological Physics (4 credits)
||Imaging Physics I (4 credits)
||Imaging Physics II: Nuclear Medicine (2 credits)
||Physics of Radiation Therapy (3 credits)
||Radiation Dosimetry (2 credits)
||Advanced Topics in Medical Physics (2 credits)
||Applied Radiobiology (2 credits)
||Radiation Safety (2 credits)
||Therapy Physics Lab (2 credits)
||Nuclear Medicine Physics Lab (2 credits)
||Seminar (1 credit)
||Essay Direction (3 credits)
||Radiation Oncology Anatomy (2 credits)
Therapy specialists (at least 4 credit hours):
||Treatment Planning (2 credits)
||Radionuclide Therapy (2 credits)
Diagnostic specialists (at least 4 credit hours):
||Magnetic Resonance Imaging (4 credits)
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The purpose of the clinical internship is to provide practical experience so that graduates will be immediately useful upon employment. Interns will gain clinical experience under the direction of program faculty at the Karmanos Cancer Center, along with potentially other area facilities. An internship covering IMRT quality assurance will also be offered through Karmanos Cancer Center. Arrangements will be made during the fall term. Additional clinical opportunities may be secured by the individual students through faculty mentors.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Up to 12 credits may be transferred in from another accredited university to meet the didactic requirements of the MS degree.