A medical physicist is a person who applies the principles of physics to direct, contain, and control radiation used for medical purposes. Medical nuclear physics is the branch of medical physics pertaining to the therapeutic and diagnostic application of radionuclides, excluding those used in sealed sources for therapeutic purposes, the analysis and interpretation of performance measurements associated with radiation imaging equipment and performance oversight of radionuclide calibration equipment associated with the use and production of radionuclides, the analysis and interpretation of measurements and calculations associated with patient organ doses, and the radiation safety aspects associated with the production and use of radionuclides.
To be licensed as a professional medical physicist in New York State you must:
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 166, Section 8705 of New York's Education Law.
To meet the professional education requirement for licensure, you must present evidence of completion of a master's or doctoral degree program that is:
To meet the experience requirement for licensure, you must present evidence of completion of at least two years of full-time work experience or its equivalent in the medical physics specialty for which you seek licensure, including at least one year of full-time work experience or its equivalent within the five years preceding the date of application. The work experience must be within the practice of a medical physics specialty, in accordance with definitions of the specialty and the practice of medical physics in Education Law. A year of full-time work experience or its equivalent means a minimum of 1,200 clock hours in the medical physics specialty.
You must successfully complete either A or B below.
The fee for licensure in the first specialty is $495 with an additional fee of $370 for each additional specialty.
The fee for a limited permit is $60 for each specialty.
In 2014, there was 1 license issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there was 1 license issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 96 active licenses for this occupation.
19-1042 - Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists
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American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 2019
Phone: (703) 708-9000 Ext. 1227
Fax: (703) 708-9013
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/30/16.
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