Medical physicists

Medizinphysiker und Medizinphysikerinnen, die in einem Spital in der Radiologie, der Radio-Onkologie oder der Nuklearmedizin tätig sind, müssen über eine vom BAG anerkannte Strahlenschutzausbildung verfügen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Medical physicists generally have a degree in physics and a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in medical physics.

Following or in parallel with these studies, they take a 3-year specialist course at a hospital or associated institute, which concludes with the Swiss Professional Association of Medical Physicists (BSMP) examination. They then receive a professional certificate from the Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics (SSRMP/SGSMP).

As an alternative to the MAS, it is now possible – under the supervision of a mentor – to cover the content of the postgraduate course during the 3-year specialist training period by attending courses and seminars.

Medical physicists' specialist training and the SGSMP professional certificate provide evidence that they have the qualifications and expertise required to assume radiological protection responsibilities at a hospital in the areas of diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and the radioimmunoassay (RIA) laboratory.

Further information on radiological protection training for medical physicists and the SGSMP professional certificate can be obtained directly from the Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics (link can be found on this page under ‘Links’).

Radiological Protection Training

The FOPH is responsible for the recognition of radiological protection courses in medical physics taken abroad. Written applications for recognition can be submitted to the Radiological Protection Division.

The SGSMP is responsible for the recognition of medical physics courses taken abroad.

Recognition of a foreign training in radioprotection

The FOPH is responsible for the recognition of radiological protection courses in medical physics taken abroad. Written applications for recognition can be submitted to the Radiological Protection Division. Please be sure that you fulfil the required 120 hours of training in the field of radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.

The SGSMP is responsible for the recognition of medical physics courses taken abroad.

Last modification 01.10.2019

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