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Education & Training

Medical Physics Graduate Program

Our CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program offers the Specialized Master of Science degree and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees through The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.

Imaging Physics Clinical Residency Program

Our CAMPEP-accredited Residency Program in Diagnostic Imaging Physics is a two-year clinical training program for medical physicists who intend to work in diagnostic imaging physics. We also offer a hybrid program, combining two years of postdoctoral research with the two-year residency training program. Both the residency and the hybrid program meet the clinical experience requirements of the American Board of Radiology for board certification. 

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Postdoctoral Fellows Program offers opportunities for talented scientists to enhance their research skills by collaborating with an individual faculty member to work on specific funded research projects for terms of up to five years.

Special Course Offerings

The department occasionally offers special courses that are of interest to practicing medical physicists. There are no upcoming courses scheduled.

A few of our recent courses are described below. Please inquire about future courses if you are interested in taking any of these topics.

Past special course offering brochures:

For more information about the Department of Imaging Physics educational opportunities, please contact Betsy Kindred at

News & Features

PET/CT Delineates Tumors in Motion

"To our knowledge, this is the first time that a single static PET/CT scan has been used to delineate the tumour ITV for lung/thoracic cancer patients." Osama Mawlawi, Ph.D.

Urgent Need for Medical Physics Residency Programs

Urgent Need for Medical Physics Residency Programs

RSNA and AAPM are offering incentives to establish much-needed accredited diagnostic imaging medical physics residency training programs like the one under way at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Above: Program Director, Charles Willis, Ph.D., (center), senior medical physicist Donna Stevens, M.S., (right) and resident (now Assosiate Professor) Cheenu Kappadath, Ph.D., (left) in the MD Anderson Imaging Physics Residency Program.

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center