Education and Training

Masters and Ph.D. Degrees in Medical Physics

The Department of Radiation Physics offers Masters and Ph.D. degrees in medical physics at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), a unit of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 

Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency Program

The Radiation Oncology medical physics residency program is a two-year clinical training program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Department of Radiation Physics offers opportunities for talented physicists to enhance their research skills by participating in our Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed by individual faculty members to work on specific funded research projects for terms of two to three years. Postdoctoral Fellows are provided the opportunity to broaden research knowledge by attending regular research seminars in the Department of Radiation Physics as well as Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds and Institutional Grand Rounds. A mentoring program allows the Postdoctoral Fellows and the faculty mentors to track progress towards becoming independent research investigators. Opportunities also exist to audit courses in the Medical Physics Program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in preparation for application to a CAMPEP-accredited residency for those who wish to incorporate clinical medical physics practice into their careers.

For more information on the Postdoctoral Fellows Program or to apply to the program, please contact:

Melvina Hackett 
Program Coordinator for Education Programs
Department of Radiation Physics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1420
Houston, TX  77030-3722

Advanced Radiation Physics Fellowship for Proton Therapy

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Physics Advanced Training Fellowship designed to provide additional clinical training and research experience for the Medical Physicist preparing for a professional career in the field of radiation oncology physics with a specialization in proton therapy physics.

Other Educational Programs 

CME "Short" Courses for Medical Physicists

  • Read more about the one-to-two week courses that cover such topics as dosimetry of high-energy electron and X-ray therapy machines and basic methods and calculations of external beam dosimetry.