The Doctorate of Medical Physics program is the third nationally accredited DMP program in the nation. It aims to enhance and standardize clinical training for medical physicists. Whereas the medical physics doctorate program (Ph.D.) offered at UTHSCSA prepares the students for a research career in medical physics, the DMP is a professional degree that prepares the students for a clinical career in the either imaging or therapeutic medical physics.
This four year degree program is similar in structure to other professional degrees, such as the M.D., D.D.S., DVM, in that it combines a didactic and clinical training curriculum throughout the four years of studies. A student is admitted to either the imaging or the therapy track and stays in that track for the duration of their studies.