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Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program



Our Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program has three CAMPEP-accredited tracks (Therapeutic Medical Physics, Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging) and one non-accredited track (Molecular & Cellular Oncology). Graduates from accredited tracks are eligible for accredited medical physics residencies and are provided certificates of completion upon graduation. Click here for our CAMPEP website listing.

2023 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
June 15 | 3 pm in Royce Hall

Virtual Open House:
Oct. 20, 2023 | 10 – 11:30AM PST
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Virtual Admissions Office Hours:
Oct. 6, 2023 | 7:30 – 8:30AM PST
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Nov. 3, 2023 | 4 – 5PM PST
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  • Oct. 22, 2021 | 10:30 – 11:30AM PST
  • Nov. 5, 2021 | 4 – 5PM PST
  • Nov. 19, 2021 | 7:30 – 8:30AM PST

Meeting ID: 998 2688 6848
Passcode: 6!.G9=

Please join us in celebrating the 6th International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) hosted by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) on November 7.

The theme of IDMP 2018 is 'Medical Physics for Patient Benefit'.

To learn more, please CLICK HERE


DECEMBER 14, 2019 AT 7:00 PM
Your Hostess: Carolyn Hoffman
232 South Bentley Ave, LA, CA
Join colleagues and friends for a festive Holiday Buffet! We appreciate your contribution of a favorite side dish, appetizer, or dessert. A $5-$10 Gift is encouraged for the Holiday Gag Gift Exchange.
Please RSVP to pbm@mednet.ucla.edu by December 6th, 2019 and indicate guests and party contribution.


The UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine graduate program has been funded by NIH through training grant for over 35 years. The current training grant (T32) is funded by NIBIB. Please visit NIBIB for more information regarding our training grant.

Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program

Physics and Biology in Medicine (formerly known as Biomedical Physics) is an interdisciplinary graduate program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Faculty and students in the program are involved in Biomedical Research in Radiological Imaging and Therapy that operates at the intersection of traditional disciplines. In addition, it requires interdisciplinary teams of scientists with backgrounds in:

  • Biology or its subspecialties (e.g. molecular biology, etc.)
  • Chemistry or its subspecialties (e.g. biochemistry, etc.)
  • Physics or its subspecialties (e.g. medical physics, biophysics, etc.)
  • Mathematics or its subspecialties (e.g. computational methods, simulation, etc.)
  • Engineering or Computer Sciences or any of their subspecialties (e.g. biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, etc.).

The program is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue the Ph.D. degree and offers training in four specialties:

  • Molecular Imaging (Imaging of the living chemistry of cells and tissues of the body)
  • Medical Imaging (Imaging anatomy, physiology and pathology using MR, CT and other modalities)
  • Therapeutic Medical Physics (Physics of radiation therapy and novel planning or delivery methods)
  • Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Biological effects of radiation for both therapeutic and public protection)

Meet Our Faculty

Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

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