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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 Theranostics) 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.

2024 AAPM Annual Meeting
July 21 | Graduate/Residency Fair
Exhibit Hall, LA Convention Center
From 12:30 - 2 PM & 2:30 - 4 PM
Come visit our booth

Annual UCLA AAPM Reception
July 22 @ 8:30 PM



Your Future is Bruin at UCLA: Admissions and Aid

Dec. 5, 2023 4:00PM - 5:15PM PDT
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Dec. 16, 2023 AT 4:00 PM
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Please join us to celebrate the Holiday Season with good friends and good cheer!
232 South Bentley Ave, LA, CA
Join colleagues and friends for a festive Holiday Buffet! We appreciate your contribution of a favorite savory appetizer or dessert. A $15 Gift is encouraged for the Holiday Gag Gift Exchange.

UCLA Winter Holiday Closure

Dec. 18, 2023 – Jan.2, 2024.
Normal campus operations will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 3

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


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 and Theranostics (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

Daniel H. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel H. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Associate Chief of Biological Imaging, Associate Director of Altzheimer's Disease Center

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