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Physics and Biology in Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

12 months
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32588 USD/year
32588 USD/year
17486 USD/year
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About

The Physics and Biology in Medicine program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has three CAMPEP-accredited tracks (Therapeutic Medical Physics, Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging) and one non-accredited track (Molecular & Cellular Oncology). 

Overview

Graduates from accredited tracks are eligible for accredited medical physics residencies and are provided certificates of completion upon graduation.

Areas of Study

Physics and Biology in Medicine (formerly known as Biomedical Physics) is an interdisciplinary graduate program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Faculty and students in the program are involved in Biomedical Research in Radiological Imaging and Therapy that operates at the intersection of traditional disciplines. In addition, it requires interdisciplinary teams of scientists with backgrounds in:

  • Biology or its subspecialties (e.g. molecular biology, etc.)
  • Chemistry or its subspecialties (e.g. biochemistry, etc.)
  • Physics or its subspecialties (e.g. medical physics, biophysics, etc.)
  • Mathematics or its subspecialties (e.g. computational methods, simulation, etc.)
  • Engineering or Computer Sciences or any of their subspecialties (e.g. biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, etc.).

The Physics and Biology in Medicine program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue the Ph.D. degree and offers training in four specialties:

  • Molecular Imaging (Imaging of the living chemistry of cells and tissues of the body)
  • Medical Imaging (Imaging anatomy, physiology and pathology using MR, CT and other modalities)
  • Therapeutic Medical Physics (Physics of radiation therapy and novel planning or delivery methods)
  • Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Biological effects of radiation for both therapeutic and public protection)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics and Chemistry of Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Biology
  • Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fundamentals of Dosimetry
  • Physics of Radiation Therapy
  • Statistics & Data Analysis in Biomedical Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the Physics and Biology in Medicine graduate program must have a:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering related field.
  • Biology or its subspecialties (e.g. molecular biology, etc.)
  • Chemistry or its subspecialties (e.g. biochemistry, etc.)
  • Physics or its subspecialties (e.g. medical physics, biophysics, etc.)
  • Mathematics or its subspecialties (e.g. computational methods, etc.)
  • Engineering or Computer Sciences or any of their subspecialties (e.g. biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, etc.).

CV / Resume

Statement of Purpose

Three Letters of Recommendation

Official Transcripts

Test Scores (GRE and TOEFL/IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32588 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32588 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32588 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17486 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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Updated over a year ago

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