CAMPEP Approved Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate in General Radiological Medical Physics

The Radiation Medicine Department in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky offers a graduate certificate in General Radiological Medical Physics.  The certificate curriculum is designed to prepare those persons wishing to enter the field of Medical Physics via the alternative pathway with basic didactic training in the Radiological Physics core education topics as outlined in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) report 197S.  Due to resource limitations, we are not able to offer clinical training to students enrolled in our graduate certificate.  The education provided in the certificate program is limited to didactic coursework.

Alternative pathway candidates must hold a PhD degree in Physics or other closely related scientific discipline such as Engineering.  To become eligible for certification by the Americal Board of Radiology (ABR), these candidates must complete a 2-year Medical Physics residency program accredited by the Commission onAccreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).  To become eligivle to apply for accredited residency programs, alternative pathway candidates must complete the core Radiological Physics curriculum from an institution accredited by CAMPEP.  Our graduate certificate in General Radiological Medical Physics meets these requirements and was accredited by CAMPEP in 2015 for the purpose of providing residency eligibility for alternative pathway candidates.  Students that matriculate into the certificate are alibible to register for Part I of the ABR exam in Medical Physics.  Course work is structured such that the certificate could be completed in one year but must be completed within five years.

Application to the University of Kentucky Graduate School as a Non-Degree Certification Student is required. Follow this link,, to the Admissions page on the University of Kentucky Graduate School website and select “Apply Online”.  Create your account, login to the system and enter necessary demographic information.  Under Plan of Study, select Graduate Certificate as the Admission Category, select General Radiological Medical Physics as the Program, and select the desired Fall semester for the Intended Start Date.  Be sure to upload all required materials before submitting your application.

For more information, contact:

Lee Johnson, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies for Radiatio Sciences

Department of Radiation Medicine

UK Chandler Medical Center Pavilion H, Room C25

800 Rose Street

Lexington, KY  40536-0293

Phone: (859) 323-1570