A medical physicist is a person who applies the principles of physics to direct, contain, and control radiation used for medical purposes. Therapeutic radiological physics or radiation oncology physics is the branch of medical physics relating to the therapeutic application of radiation, the analysis and interpretation of radiation equipment performance measurements and the calibration of equipment associated with the production and use of such radiation, the analysis and interpretation of measurements associated with patient doses, and the radiation safety aspects associated with the production and use of radiation.
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.
You must successfully complete the American Board of Radiology (ABR) General Radiologic Physics Examination (Part I) and the Specialty Area Examination in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics (Part II).
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 27 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 25 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1 2016, there were 426 active licenses for this occupation.
19-1042 - Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists
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American Society for Radiation Oncology
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 500,
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 502-1550
Fax: (703) 502-7852
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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