Stephanie is an accomplished STEM researcher and professional with a long standing relationship with RMIT.
Returning to study Medical Imaging Physics as a single subject at RMIT after completing a Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics) (Honours) was an easy choice for Stephanie.
"RMIT's Medical Physics course is the only one in Melbourne accredited by the Australasian College of Medical Physicists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)'s Training Education and Accreditation Program (TEAP). I required an Medical Imaging course for my employment as a Medical Physics Registrar.
Medical physics in radiation oncology is about ensuring radiotherapy is safe and effective. Developing and implementing complex new techniques and technologies to improve the safety and effectiveness of radiotherapy and the patient experience.
Medical physics is a challenging job.
"To be a medical physicist you must be prepared for further study through on the job training such as the ACPSEM TEAP program. The job is incredibly rewarding and requires you to apply problem solving skills to such a variety of situations that there's never a dull moment!
Work placement during my studies at RMIT was invaluable to my experience. Having an early involvement in research groups accelerated my development as physicist and has led to an exciting and rewarding career. Guest lecturers from industry physicists were a highlight in this single course. Assignments covering real life clinical cases were very useful.
I'm now working as a medical physics registrar, which means undertaking further study and training. I hope to continue making use of research skills I learnt at RMIT once I am a certified Medical Physicist."