Hi all, I just discovered this forum in my quest to find answers to some questions I have about getting started in the field of medical physics. I am going to finish my MS in Physics in about a year. I've become interested in medical physics recently after realizing, over the course of a few yrs, that I want to do something where I can feel like I'm helping society (I used to be interested in cosmology-- which I still really like and respect, and I still feel is important to society.. but hopefully you understand what I mean; I want to feel like I'm contributing more directly). Anyhow, my questions are: 1) Can I become a clinical medical physicist with an MS in Physics, rather than an MS in Medical Physics? I've done some job searches at monster.com and it seems that about half the jobs ask for an MS in Physics, and the other half ask for an MS in Medical Physics. So based on that, it seems like I should be OK. (?) Is that true? 2) The other thing I noticed is that jobs ask for at least 2 yrs of clinical experience. Where do I get that from?? I read something about residency programs online but apparently you need a PhD to get into those. But all the jobs I found only ask for an MS, so how do I get that residency or other clinical experience? Thanks a lot for any info!