University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Doctor of Medical Physics


7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6249

San Antonio, TX 78284

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Medical Physics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Medical Physics program is the third nationally accredited DMP program in the nation. It aims to enhance and standardize clinical training for medical physicists. Whereas the medical physics doctorate program (Ph.D.) offered at UTHSCSA prepares the students for a research career in medical physics, the DMP is a professional degree that prepares the students for a clinical career in the either imaging or therapeutic medical physics. 

This four year degree program is similar in structure to other professional degrees, such as the M.D., D.D.S., DVM, in that it combines a didactic and clinical training curriculum throughout the four years of studies. A student is admitted to either the imaging or the therapy track and stays in that track for the duration of their studies.

We strongly encourage the prospective students to arrange for observation time with practicing imaging and therapy medical physicists prior to applying for the DMP. Such experience will give them a better understanding of the line of work of a medical physicist in either discipline and will help them become more specific as they fill out their application.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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