completed his Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics in 2000.
I recently graduated
with a degree in science. My major was in medical physics. Upon
graduating, I was fortunate enough to find a job at St Vincent's
Hospital as one of the Scientific Officers with the Nuclear Medicine
Dept. Aspects of my job have included radiation protection, programming,
looking after equipment and giving technical advice. There are also
opportunities to pursue one's own interests.
Working in this
field has shown how useful physics can be. There are subjects taught
by the physics department that are very relevant to working in my
position. Subjects like solid state physics, electronics and computing
subjects, for example, hold a lot of relevance. There are also sets
of experiments offered in the third year lab that have helped in
the understanding of the theory involved in my job.
to study in medical physics has opened up a lot of non-physics related
areas. Medical physics means that areas in physiology, anatomy,
and biology are studied. And it's interesting to see all the different
areas of science coming together under the one roof.
My advice to
people studying in physics is to stick at it. Physics gets a whole
lot more interesting and fulfilling as you get further into it.