A graduate assistantship (GA) is available to the majority of graduate students within the Department of Radiological Sciences. Occurring parallel to the graduate students' academic and research endeavors, the GA allows for the students within the program to gain real-world experience in medical physics during the full 2-year academic program. GA participants are assigned to work under the supervision of board certified physicists in the following areas:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Radiation Safety
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Radiation Therapy
The work involved includes (but is not limited to): machine quality testing, patient specific quality assurance, environmental monitoring, and machine calibration and verification. The GA generally grants the recipient a monthly stipend and a reduction in the rate of tuition. The experience gained during these work assignments allow graduate students a valuable "running-start" into their future residencies and career.