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Medical Physics Interview

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Hey physicsforums community,

I've recently been invited for an interview/orientation as a prospective PhD candidate in a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics program. I was wondering if someone who's been through such an interview could elaborate on what kind of questions are asked?

I'm just very excited (since that school was my first choice out of all the schools I've applied to) and would like to be more prepared to give good answers when the time comes.

Thanks, I appreciate any comments/advice!
 

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Remember the interview is a two-way street.

Questions that are likely to be asked of the student:
- what specifically attracted you to our program?
- what areas of research are you interested in?
- do you have any project ideas in mind?
- what have you read about the field?
- what work that has come out of our institution are you familair with?
- how do you plan on balancing research and the other aspects of your life?

Questions the student may want to ask:
- where are the recent graduates from this program right now?
- at what point will I have to choose a supervisor/project?
- what opportunities are there for practical work experience?
- what facilities will students have access to and when?
- what projects are current students working on?
- how are grad students supported financially?
 
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Thanks for the reply Choppy. You're right I almost forgot that an interview is a two-way street. I will definitely think more about what I personally want to ask them.
 

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