Hi! I have found a few threads discussing medical physics, however I am still have many questions. I am going into my senior year of college with my plan all along being to get my Phd and teach physics at a university. After spending two years researching in an acoustic/optics lab, however, I realized that research is not for me. I have recently found out about medical physics, and believe that this job (clinical setting) has all of the different components I am looking for in a job: real life application of physics ability to help others a job where communication and teamwork are vital (opposite of sitting in lab all day by myself) somewhat repetitive job, however every patient will have different obstacles a stable job outlook with decent pay (once I am able to get a residency) Questions I have: Is the above description an accurate picture of clinical medical physics? I am a female with a 3.9 GPA (3.87 in physics) so far at a liberal arts college. As I said earlier I spent two years in a research lab, have presented at an international conference, and will be second author on a paper coming out this summer. I know I would receive 2 amazing letters of recommendations from two of my physics professors. I was a stubborn underclassman, however, and decided that I needed a minor in dance instead of taking some base classes such as biology and chemistry. Will this hurt my chances of getting into a masters program? With two semesters left I do not have a lot of time to catch up on what I have missed, which class(es) do you think are most beneficial for me to try to squeeze in this year? General Bio 1, Chemistry 1, Intro to Java (did take a computational physics class), Intro to psychology I have slowly started researching grad programs and found University of Kentucky to have a good program with a lot of times set for clinical experience. Are there other grad schools like this? Which grad schools, such as Columbia, have very little hands on experience that I may want to stay away from? What type of scholarships/financial aid are usually given out to this type of major/how much does a typical degree cost on average? I know residencies are extremely competitive right now, what happens if I do not receive one? Will I still be able to find a job or will all the time and money I put into this degree be almost useless until I complete my residency? I am hoping to get to shadow a professional in the coming weeks to see exactly what this job entails, but I would love to hear any feedback/ suggestions you all have. Thank you!