Are there any medical physicists here? I am trying to decide between a career as a medical physicist or as a nuclear medicine physician (I just finished my undergrad in chemistry, so I think I can still go either way). I think I'm more interested in the physics side of things than the medicine side... but before I decide for sure, I thought I'd ask to see how physicists are regarded in hospital settings. Do PhD medical physicists have the same status as MDs in healthcare settings? Do you have any recommendations that would influence my decision? Are there any big pros or cons to doing either one or the other?