Medical physics programs receive CAMPEP reaccreditation
UT Health San Antonio has recently received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) for our medical physics programs.
The programs receiving accreditation are:
CAMPEP is a nonprofit organization, independent of its sponsoring organizations, whose objectives are the review and accreditation of educational programs in medical physics.
According to their website, the mission of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) is to promote consistent quality education of medical physicists by evaluating and accrediting graduate, residency, professional doctorate in medical physics (DMP), certificate, and continuing education programs that meet high standards established by CAMPEP in collaboration with its sponsoring organizations.
Currently, there are 54 CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate programs and five accredited professional doctorate programs in medical physics in the nation. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio’s doctoral programs were first accredited in 1997 and the doctorate program was accredited in 2015.
From its inception in 1989 to April 2019, the Graduate Program in Radiological Sciences has awarded a total of 177 degrees. 129 from the doctoral program (122 in medical physics tracks) and 48 from the master’s programs in medical physics and medical health physics.
The Doctorate of Medical Physics program is a unique professional degree, one of the few such programs in the U.S. It aims to train graduate students in the art of clinical medical physics through a comprehensive, integrated didactic and clinical setting. The program was established in 2014 and has two distinct paths of imaging and radiotherapy clinical medical physics.