Program statistics: Carleton University Graduate Program in Medical Physics

The Carleton University Department of Physics graduate program in medical physics has been running since 1986.  In 2010, the PhD program was the first program in Ontario accredited by CAMPEP (the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs).

Our alumnae include a former President of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM), a former President of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), several NIH grant holders in the US, the Chair of a major university based medical physics department in the US, over 15 members of the CCPM, including 5 Fellows of the CCPM, and 2 physicists certified by the ABR. To our knowledge, all our graduates who have attempted their CCPM or ABR exams have passed them although our graduates also work in government and industry.

As of Jan 1, 2017 the full time faculty of 5 plus one retired Distinguished Research Professor (i.e. still active in research) include a Canada Research Chair, 2 of the 14 inaugural Fellows of COMP, 2 past Presidents of COMP (or its predecessor, the DMBP of the CAP), and 6 holders of external research funds. The program has 14 active Adjunct Research Professors from local institutions who teach and supervise graduate students at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (TOHCC), the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Health Canada, and Natural Resources Canada.

The pdf linked to here provides some statistics about our enrollment and graduation rates and where graduates went to as the next step of their career.  Prior to CAMPEP accreditation in 2010 we did not have to tally the # of applicants, # of offers and # of presentations and publications.

Click here for a list of publications and conference presentations by our students in 2016.