- Medical Physics Unit, DS1-7129
- McGill University Health Centre – Glen Site
- Cedars Cancer Centre
- 1001 Décarie Boulevard
- Montreal QC H4A 3J1
- Telephone: 514-934-1934 ext. 44158
- Fax: 514-934-8229
- Email: margery [dot] knewstubb [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.mcgill.ca/medphys
About Medical Physics
The Medical Physics 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 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 research interests of Unit members include various aspects of medical imaging, including:
- 3D imaging;
- the development of new imaging modalities;
- applications of imaging in radiation therapy such as radiation dosimetry and solid state; nuclear cardiology; and applications of radiation biology to therapy.
Graduate students are part of the Medical Physics Research Training Network (MPRTN) supported by the Collaborative Research Education Training Experience (CREATE) of the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
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 Radiology (ACR), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
|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 CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
Only complete applications will be considered.
- Under Program choice:
- “Application type” = Degree, certificate, or diploma
- “Term” = Fall 2016
- “Department” = Medical Physics Unit
- "Program" = M.Sc. Med Radiation Physics (Thesis)
- "Area of study" = Medical Radiation Physics-T
- "Status" = Full Time
- Under Additional Questions:
- Please indicate source(s) of funding to cover tuition & student fees + living expenses while studying at McGill University.
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.
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 also in 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 grading scale must also be viewable.
The test must have been taken within the two years prior to date of application review, i.e., not prior to May 01, 2014 for a graduate application to McGill for Fall 2016. Applicants from some countries are exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/international/apply/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; Gmail, Yahoo, etc. email addresses will not be accepted.
The application deadlines listed here are set by the Medical Physics Unit and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.
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, 2016 to be considered for the Fall 2016 term. The online application for Fall 2016 will be available by the end of September 2015.
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Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.