Help!!!Concerns about medical physics programPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:10 pm Hi,everyone. I'm an undergraduate who wants to continue my study in medical physics in graduate school. I like this field because it seems to be a combination of education,research and clinical experience. You can enjoy different kinds of things on this subject. But yesterday I've met a guy who told me that it is not true since most medical physicist would have to work more than 60 hours a week and they have to be on call on weekends too. It is unrealistic and impossible for them to do something like research besides their clinical hours as they are too occupied with the latter. And he also mentioned that being medical physicsist is really harmful to the health and it is of high possibility for medical physicist to give birth to a child with retardness .He also said that today it is really difficult for a native medical physics student to find a job after graduation because this field is so saturated...... I'm an international student and I think if it is the case, it will be like impossible for me to get a job...... I've been really shocked by the conversation and I'm really worried about if it is a good choice for me to get into this field. Can anyone inside the field tell me if it is really like what is described above?I'm really worried about my future... Thanks!