Radiological medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Professionals in this area are involved with clinical service, consultation, teaching and research.
One major service is the planning of radiation treatments for cancer patients. Such treatments use external radiation beams or internal radioactive sources and optimize the tumor-to-healthy tissue dose ratio. An indispensable service is the accurate measurement of radiation output from sources employed in cancer therapy. Other important functions include the investigation of equipment performance, organization of quality control practices, design of radiation installations and control of medical radiation hazards. Such individuals often find their primary responsibilities in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or diagnostic imaging areas.
To apply for graduate admissions to our program the ApplyYourself Application will need to be completed via the web at http://www.research.uky.edu/gs/ProspectiveStudents/Admission.html.
Note: You will not be able to submit your application until all required information has been provided and your application fee has been paid.
The following items are required for application:
- All Undergraduate and Graduate (if applicable) Transcripts
- GRE Scores for the General Exam
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable)
- Contact information for three (3) individuals willing to provide Letters of Recommendation
- Resume/CV (optional)
- Personal Statement (optional)
For the initial application, all transcripts and test scores will be unofficial, self-reported versions. Once a student has been accepted into the program official transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL or IELTS scores will be required.