Medical Physics

Dr. Wendy Smith. Division Head

Gay Martin, Administrative Assistant 

The Division of Medical Physics at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre runs a number of academic programs.  We offer a vibrant, research-based CAMPEP-accredited graduate, certificate and diploma (residency) programs through the Radiation Oncology Physics Specialization of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Our 10-12 MSc and PhD students perform and publish on cutting edge research while developing a solid foundation of clinical skills.  Our specialization created one of the first certificate programs, designed to transition students with a PhD in physics or astronomy into a career in radiation oncology physics.  The diploma program is a 2-year residency in clinical radiation oncology physics.  Each year, 3-5 undergraduate students take part in our summer undergraduate research program, while other undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary perform their undergraduate thesis research with our group.