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BMP-PHD - Biomedical Physics (PhD)

Biomedical Physics Biomedical Physics PHD - Doctor of Philosophy

Program Overview

The Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology are proud to offer a new PhD program in Biomedical Physics (BMP). This program, supported by and integrating faculty from these two departments, was formally approved by the university in May 2021 and will welcome its first class of students in fall 2022. 

This program aims to offer unique interdisciplinary training in physics and engineering applied to solve clinical problems. This burgeoning translational field integrates topics including medical physics, diagnostic imaging, and molecular imaging and diagnostics. Synergistic with multiple departments and institutes from the School of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences, the BMP program leverages Stanford’s outstanding faculty, research, and resources to create a world-class training program. It targets physics, bioscience, and engineering students seeking to become the next generation of leaders focused on addressing the technical challenges of clinical medicine.

 We solicit applications from qualified students in the fall for admission to the incoming class for the following fall. This is the first PhD program at Stanford housed in clinical departments, evidence of the vibrant translational community at Stanford at the intersection of basic and clinical science.