B.S., Physics, Western Kentucky University, Summa Cum Laude, May 2003
Name and address of current employer
University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Oncology
529 S. Jackson St.
Louisville, KY 40206
My current position is a Clinical Medical Physicist. I provide technical expertise in the treatment of cancer with radiation.
What I got from the WKU Physics and Astronomy department that helps me to be successful in this job
I obtained the necessary physics training and experience I needed
in order to be accepted into and be successful in a highly respected
medical physics graduate program.
Tips and advice for someone wanting to pursue a career in my area
Diversify your class schedule. Medical physics uses concepts from
many disciplines besides physics including biology, chemistry,
computer programming, engineering, anatomy and physiology.
Research the types of classes and work you might be doing in
medical physics graduate school and use your undergraduate
training to better prepare yourself for the next step in your
If you are unfamiliar with the field of medical physics, please
take a moment to check it out at http://www.aapm.org.
Favorite memory from my time at WKU
I have three favorite memories from my time at WKU. The first are
the trips to Chicago with the physics department. Road trips are
always fun and a great way to become closer to fellow students and
your professors. The second is WKU basketball. If you really
want to experience the college life, you have to go some of the
athletic events; and it doesn't get any better than Hilltopper
basketball. And, of course, my favorite memory is graduation. It
was time to look back at all the hard work and realize that it was