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 Program?
We are 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:
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:
Jenghwa Chang, PhD