Graduate Seminar: From Physics to Medicine: A Tale of Two Studies

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Katie McCrae, Alissa Tedesco
  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: MacN 318


Although physics to medicine does not seem like a natural transition to many, it can be a logical one to others. Medicine demands a great deal of memorization, Latin, and biology, however these are not the only requirements. Physics teaches its students determination, how to prioritize, and how to solve complex problems; all of which can be applied to the art and science of medicine. Moreover, physics manifests itself in human physiology, the mechanisms and manifestations of disease, as well as in its diagnoses and treatments (e.g., imaging, radiation, nuclear medicine). A degree in physics can lend itself to many different career paths including as a medical physicist, radiation therapist, a researcher in an academic teaching hospital, or as a physician. In this talk, alumni from Guelph Physics will detail why the subject provides a unique background that opens doors to the rewarding field of health, healthcare, and medicine.

Graduate Seminar Series

The seminar series consists of weekly talks designed and delivered by graduate students within the department. The goal of this project is to expose upper-level undergraduates to current physics research. The talks are aimed at the fourth-year level, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Snacks will be provided at 12:30.