Stanford Biomedical Physics (BMP) PhD Program

Medical Physics Track Under BMP PhD Program

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 welcomed 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.

Students admitted to the BMP PhD program can choose to complete a CAMPEP curriculum that will allow them to pursue medical physics residencies and certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in preparation for a career in clinical physics. This subtrack of BMP is offered in collaboration with the Medical Physics Certificate Program.

Admission Requirements and Process


All students pursuing the BMP PhD program will have to complete the requirements for the BMP PhD program. Undergraduates with a major or minor in physics or equivalent of a minor in physics are encouraged to apply if interested in pursuing the Medical Physics Track.


Degree Requirements

  • The Medical Physics Track follows the BMP PhD degree requirement described on Stanford Bulletin, but with different course requirements. In addition to 3 listed core courses, students are required to finish 4 more courses including:
  • BMP 251 Medical Physics and Dosimetry
  • BMP 252 Radiation Therapy Physics
  • BMP 269A Medical Imaging Systems l, and
  • BMP 269B Medical Imaging Systems lI

Students must complete the BMP requirements and also take the required CAMPEP courses.


Medical Physics CAMPEP students

Admissions and Graduation Data

Admissions Graduation and Current Employment
Year Applicants Offers Enrolled in Program
Graduated Residency Industry Clinical Academic Other
2024 1* 1* 1 0 0 0 0 0 0



Sofia Gonzales
Program Manager