Medical Physics

Medical Physics Co-op Program

What is Co-operative Education?
Medical physics co-operative education offers an integrated educational and professional working experience specifically for medical physics graduate students.  Each position or “co-op” is a paid position with a local company that provides a different application of knowledge and skills acquired during the medical physics graduate program.  These real-world experiences provide our students with additional professional and technical skills that could be applied to clinical residencies, industrial applications, or academia. 

How does the Co-op work?
The medical physics co-op is an optional zero credit course (MPHY 300) that can be taken in the second year of graduate study.  In many co-ops, students focus entirely on the co-op for 1-2 semesters of their academic study, causing them to graduate late.  The medical physics graduate curriculum, however, is scheduled in late afternoons and evenings, so the co-op essentially becomes the student’s “day job” and classes can be taken in their normal sequence at their normal pace.  Participating in the co-op will not delay the student’s graduation date.

Who is eligible?
Second year graduate students enrolled in the medical physics program with a cumulative GPA > 3.0.

Are co-op positions paid positions? 
Yes. Hourly rates are at the discretion of the co-operative education partner.

Which companies are participating in the Hofstra Medical Physics Co-op?
We exploring partnerships all over the New York City metro and Long Island regions.  We will update our website as our program grows!  Our current partners include:

Carter, DeLuca, and Farrell:
carter, deluca, and farrell
Petrone Associates:
Petrone Associates

If you are a student looking for additional information about the Medical Physics Co-op Program, contact:
Peter K. Taylor, MS MEd DABR

If you are a company interested in partnering with Hofstra Medical Physics, contact:
Adam C. Riegel, PhD DABR