A medical physicist is a person who applies the principles of physics to direct, contain, and control radiation used for medical purposes. Medical health physics is the branch of medical physics pertaining to the radiation safety aspects of the use of radiation for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, and the use of equipment to perform appropriate radiation measurements.
To be licensed as a professional medical physicist in New York State you must:
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 166, Section 8705 of New York's Education Law.
To meet the professional education requirement for licensure, you must present evidence of completion of a master's or doctoral degree program that is:
To meet the experience requirement for licensure, you must present evidence of completion of at least two years of full-time work experience or its equivalent in the medical physics specialty for which you seek licensure, including at least one year of full-time work experience or its equivalent within the five years preceding the date of application. The work experience must be within the practice of a medical physics specialty, in accordance with definitions of the specialty and the practice of medical physics in Education Law. A year of full-time work experience or its equivalent means a minimum of 1,200 clock hours in the medical physics specialty.
The fee for licensure in the first specialty is $495 with an additional fee of $370 for each additional specialty.
The fee for a limited permit is $60 for each specialty.
In 2014, there were 0 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 0 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 79 active licenses for this occupation.
19-1042 - Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/30/16.
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