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Medical Physics Acceptance Rates

  1. Sep 7, 2011 #1
    So Ive made an excel spreadsheet of info on all 25 of the CAMPEP accredited schools in the US.
    I talked to my prof about where to apply. Basically, he said to rank them in order of acceptance rates. I cant find conclusive or any acceptance rates from a lot of schools that offer Medical Physics.

    Anyone know anything about these? Where to find them? Even if you've "heard" that one school particularly accepts more than others?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2011 #2

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    I'm not aware of any data on acceptance rates to medical physics programs, but would warn that this may be a fruitless task, even if you had reliable data.

    Across the board I know that medical physics programs are competative to get into. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you a spot, but you likely already knew that.

    What I would advise is that you look more specifically into the differences in the programs and what they offer. Look at the research projects people are doing - are they interesting to you. Talk to graduate students in the department and see if they enjoy what they're working on and listen to their comments on the program. What courses will you be required to take? What course options will you have?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 #3
    Gotcha. Thanks again Choppy. You have diligently answered all the MP questions here well. Right now, Im trying to narrow them down. I'm not worrying about if I can get in at what school or not as it seems slim enough as it is.

    My gpa is not good. Not at all. But, I do have four physics co-ops under my belt and really high GRE scores, Quant 800. I was wondering though, a big factor in my low gpa is my involvement and leadership on campus. I'm inclined to think that doesn't really matter to admissions... does it?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 #4

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    It will probably depend on how 'not good' your GPA is and to an extent what you mean by "leadership on campus." If you don't make the minimum cut-off then the reason why is unlikely to make much of a difference. If the median applicant has a GPA of 3.5 and you're coming in with a 3.3 + having served as the president of your student union, it might keep you in the running. But since it's not related to physics it also might not - depending on who is on the admissions committee and their understanding of student leadership.

    A lot will also depend on the other applicants who apply in that year and what your references have to say.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 #5
    Ill PM you if you dont mind.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 #6

    Choppy

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    Sure.
     
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