The medical physics specialization is a graduate program leading to a master’s or PhD degree through the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The program’s goal is to provide a sound academic foundation and practical experience for those planning to pursue a career in research, teaching or clinical medical physics in either of the sub-specialty areas of medical imaging physics, therapeutic radiation physics or nuclear medicine physics.
Graduates are prepared for careers in these subspecialties or
the continuation of their education in a postgraduate or residency
program. The program comprises both academic and practical training
components with the practical training taking place in affiliated
hospitals. The medical physics program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational
The medical physics group comprises faculty in multiple UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) departments, post-doctoral staff, graduate student assistants, and undergraduate students with additional contributions from bioengineering, clinical and allied faculty as well as technical and administrative staff. The medical physics program faculty conduct research, teach and practice clinical medical physics in affiliated hospitals.