Hello everybody, I'm slowly coming towards the end of my physics bachelors degree and it's getting time for me to decide what I want to do next. I've decided to go into further study and I'm seriously considering medical physics. However, there are some aspects of this field that I would like to know more about. First of all, over the past years I have been feeling more and more out of place. I believe that I am a reasonably smart person, but not at the level of other physics students. I have struggled a lot during the more advanced classes involving high-level mathematics (Mathematical Methods, Quantum, statistics ...) and I still have some theoretical physics courses (eg general relativity) to go. In the future I would like to do something with less advanced mathematics. So here come my first two questions: 1) how mathematically (or conceptually) advanced is a good medical physics masters programme? 2) And how much of the maths is used in the day-to-day work? In day-to-day work I am particularly interested in radiotherapy medical physics and also nuclear medicine medical physics. I suppose medical imaging involves a lot of fourier and laplace transformations and is mathematically the heaviest? I feel that I probably could force myself through some advanced mathematics for just a couple of years of coursework, but I just can't work with these for the rest of my life. Not only do I dislike it, I am also not competent enough to deal with these correctly. I can practise these things a lot on the build up to my exams, but after a month or so I just can't do it anymore, eg I can't calculate a surface integral or work with laplace transformations... What I am wondering about and fear is that because you have to have studied physics first before becoming a medical physicist, the job is intellectually at the level of a physicist. Is that correct? Or would people that studied eg. chemistry (who just saw basic calculus) also be able to do the job of a radiotherapy physicist (after having training)? Secondly, I would like to know more about the duties of a radiotherapy medical physicist. Are there a lot of tasks that such a person does, additional to the main job (dose calculation, treatment planning, QA ...). By additional tasks I mean for example being responsible for other electronic equipment of the hospital, solving other technical errors... I believe that if I've trained for long enough I might be able to make treatment plans for example correctly, but I would not be able to quickly figure out why some machine stopped working, for example. I am also not very interested in electronics. I became interested in medical physics because I am really interested in how radiation kills cancer cells and because it seems to have good job prospects. I would also be able to make a big contribution to society with my physics degree. But if it turns out that it is not really for me, I might have to look into something else. Thanks in advance for the answers!