Kar Mun Leong took a path less travelled after graduating with a science degree at RMIT when she decided to further her study in the field of medical physics.
Master of Medical Physics
I now appreciate the extensive ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes into ensuring the safety of patients and others.
I completed a four year double-degree in Physics and Nanotechnology at RMIT University and was unsure of what career path to take.
The Master of Medical Physics appealed to me because I knew it could lead to a career where I would be able to apply the knowledge gained from my studies to help others.
RMIT is one of the few universities in Australia to offer this Master program. Having studied my bachelor here, I knew the academic staff were dedicated and passionate about medical physics – which played a large role in my decision.
The highlight of my studies so far has been the ability to learn and understand the importance of a medical physicist in clinical environments. I now appreciate the extensive “behind the scenes” work that goes into ensuring the safety of patients and others.
As part of the program we are given a rare opportunity to work with treatment planning software – a chance many non-RMIT students studying medical physics don’t get. This offered me an insight into what’s required to produce a treatment plan for cancer patients.
After completing my master degree I hope to begin my journey to become a certified medical physicist, helping to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients, staff and the public.