- Medical Physics Unit
- Montreal General Hospital
- Livingston Hall, Room L5-113
- 1650 Cedar Avenue
- Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
- Telephone: 514-934-1934 ext. 44158
- Fax: 514-934-8229
- Email: mak [at] medphys [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.medphys.mcgill.ca
About Medical Physics
The Medical Physics Unit offers an M.Sc. in Medical Radiation Physics. Facilities are available for students to undertake a Ph.D. in Medical Physics through the Department of Physics.
The Unit is a teaching and research unit concerned with the application of physics and related sciences in medicine, especially (but not exclusively) in radiation medicine; i.e., radiation oncology, medical imaging, and nuclear medicine.
The research interests of members of the Unit include various aspects of medical imaging, including 3D imaging, the development of new imaging modalities, and applications of imaging in radiation therapy; radiation dosimetry, Monte Carlo numerical simulation techniques; nuclear cardiology; and applications of radiation biology to therapy.
The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Medical Physics are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM).
|Master of Science (M.Sc.); Medical Radiation Physics (Thesis) (60 credits)|
This two-year program provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic, research, and practical aspects of physics applied to radiation medicine. Students may go on to careers in clinical service as medical physicists in research-oriented hospital settings after clinical residency training; may consider development careers in industry in radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, or nuclear medicine or nuclear energy; in governmental organizations as radiation safety experts, etc.; or pursue academic careers in university, industry, or government organizations. Our graduate programs are accredited by CAMPEP (Commission for Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs). Medical physicists must go through CAMPEP training (M.Sc. or Ph.D., followed by a residency training) to be eligible to sit certification exams. Certification is becoming a mandatory requirement for eligibility to practise in a clinical environment. The McGill M.Sc. program is research oriented, which has the additional advantage that the roads toward a Ph.D., followed by academic, industry, or clinical careers, are wide open. The practical and laboratory sections of the program are conducted in various McGill teaching hospitals.
The program comprises:
Medical Physics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Candidates applying to the M.Sc. program must normally hold a B.Sc. degree (honours or major) in Physics or Engineering, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 (minimum of 70%).
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.
For information regarding the application procedure please go to the Medical Physics Unit admissions website at www.medphys.mcgill.ca and click on Academic and then Admissions Information.
- “Program 1” = MSc Med Radiation Physics-T
- “Major” = Medical Radiation Physics-T
- “Dept” = Medical Physics Unit
Supporting Documents: All supporting documentation must be uploaded to the online application; any documents sent by mail will be considered unofficial and missing from the application. For detailed instructions on how to upload required supporting documents, please see: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/ready#docs.
Transcripts: All transcripts and degree certificates in a language other than English or French must be uploaded to the application in both the original language version and an officially certified English or French language version. If the applicant is accepted, original documents must be presented to the University prior to registration.
The test must have been taken within the two years prior to date of application review, i.e., not prior to May 01, 2012 for a graduate application to McGill for Fall 2014. Applicants from some countries are exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare/international/proficiency.
Reference Letters: In order for referees to receive an automated email with instructions to upload their recommendation, applicants must include referees' institutional email addresses in the online application, i.e., addresses such as Gmail or Yahoo will not be accepted.
Students are admitted to the M.Sc. program only to start in the Fall term (in September) of a given academic year. Applications must be completed by January 15, 2014 to be considered for the Fall 2014 term. The online application for Fall 2014 will be available by the end of September 2013.
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