Hi and thanks in advance for any responses. I'm a Junior getting a degree in engineering physics, now trying to decide between a Masters in Nuclear Engineering and pursuing an MS/PhD in Medical Physics. I can finish the engineering MS in just two more years as I've already started on some of the courses as an undergrad (my school has a 5 yr program). However, I have done some job shadowing with a Medical Physicist on a couple of occasions and really enjoyed it. Am kind of discouraged by the competition, though, and the length of training. I did get along really well with the Dr. and he has written my rec's for this summer's internships. I've applied for several internships, including the one offered by the AAPM. Most of the others are with the national labs and a couple in industry. Other than that, haven't done any research- partly because of my course load and partly because there aren't a lot of opportunities at my school which is pretty focused on getting us into industry. We even had a mandatory summer field session last summer which ruled out any internships then. I will be doing a senior design/research project next year, however. Anyway, what are my chances getting into a Medical Physics PhD program? I have a 3.93 GPA with mostly math, physics and engineering courses. Haven't taken the GREs yet but I usually test pretty well- had an 800 in math on the SAT and a 2320 total, and a several math/science scholarships coming in. I just think I'm really behind in research qualifications. Could I get an MS in nuclear and then complete a Med Physics Phd later? Thanks!