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Summary of Proposal for Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke Kunshan University (MPGP-DKU). Fang-Fang Yin, PhD James Dobbins, PhD Nora Bynum, PhD. http://www.dku.edu.cn/. What is Medical Physics?.

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Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

Summary of Proposal for Medical Physics Graduate ProgramatDuke Kunshan University(MPGP-DKU)

Fang-Fang Yin, PhD

James Dobbins, PhD

Nora Bynum, PhD

http://www.dku.edu.cn/


What is medical physics

What is Medical Physics?

  • An interdisciplinary, cutting-edge field at the intersection of physics, engineering, and medicine

  • Medical physics provides the key science behind three notable specialties of modern medicine:

    • Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine

      and contributes substantially to others:

    • Cardiology, Molecular Medicine, …

  • Fulfilling careers in academia, clinical work, industry, government labs


Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

James T. Dobbins III, PhD, FAAPM – Director

Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke

  • Approved by Board of Trustees in 2004; in 9th academic year

  • Balanced MS and PhD training programs

  • 2nd largest graduate program in the U.S.

  • Among the top 3 or 4 programs in quality

  • Draws 50 faculty from 5 departments

  • 59 students in 2013-14; >120 grads; excellent placement

  • Outstanding scholarly output: >400 publications and presentations by students

  • A leader in the national MP educational enterprise


Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

Rationale for Proposed M.S. Degree in Medical Physics at DKU

  • The need for medical physics professionals in China and other Asian countries

    • Growing facilities need scientifically prepared practitioners

    • China alone needs >1500 medical physicists by 2020

  • Opportunities for Duke medical physics faculty

    • Enriching teaching and research experiences/collaborations

  • Advancing best practices via Duke-DKU exchanges

  • Furthering the Duke mission

    • Civic and global engagement

    • Promoting and enhancing Duke brand of academic quality


  • Master of science m s curriculum 40 credit hours 2 years

    Master of Science (M.S.) Curriculum40 credit hours; 2 years

    • Emphasize 3 tracks (from existing 4 at Duke)

      • Radiation therapy • Imaging • Nuclear medicine


    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

    • Class Size, Timing and Location

    • Class size (5-year):15, 15, 15, 18, 20 per year

    • 1styear Fall:Courses at DKU

    • 1styear Spring: Courses at DKU

    • June to Dec.: Research and courses at Duke

    • 2ndyear Fall:Qualifying exam to graduate(or to move to Duke PhD)

    • 2ndyear Spring: Research and courses at DKU Completing and defending thesis

    • Research work could be done at

      • Duke campus or

      • DKU affiliated hospitals or

      • DKU campus


    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

    • Teachingand Mentoring: Faculty

    • All faculty members will be Duke Faculty or DKU/Adjunct faculty approved by Duke graduate school

    • All courses will be taught in English

    • Flexible schedule for courses

    • Classroom teaching

    • Locally hired DKU faculty or adjunct faculty

    • Faculty at Durham travelling to DKU (pool of 27 faculty)

    • Faculty at Durham via remote learning tools (Seminar)

    • Co-mentorship for each student:

      • Durham faculty as primary advisor (in Durham or visitation)

      • DKU-faculty or DKU adjunct faculty as co-advisor (at DKU)

      • Quality of research: presented in national or international meetings (ideally write up a manuscript for publication)


    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

    Duke Quality and Ethical Standards

    • Academic quality

      • Initial Durham based Director (MPAC selected Fang-Fang Yin)

      • Durham MPAC oversight

      • 3rd semester at Durham with co-mentorship arrangement

      • Duke graduate school re-evaluation after 3 years

    • Ethical and scientific integrity training

      • Mandatory training at beginning of program

    • Research design ethics

      • Duke IRB or IACUC approval for ALL projects involving human subjects or animals

      • Additional required local approvals to meet regulatory and ethics requirements for projects in China or other countries

      • At a MINIMUM, all projects will meet Duke IRB/IACUC standards


    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

    Financial Model

    • Major income

      • Tuition (tuition minus scholarships: ~$1.3 million steady state)

    • Major expenses (~$0.8 million steady state)

      • Faculty teaching and administrative effort

      • Administrative staff

      • Operational/office expenses

      • Faculty mentoring and travel – minor

    • Notes on the financial model

      • Financial model prepared with assistance of budget staff in Provost’s office

      • Program covers direct costs including start up by fifth year

      • Contribution to overall DKU expenses built into budget

      • Any surplus from program remains in China; however, Duke bills DKU for all necessary expenses of Durham program, including faculty time

      • DKU and Provost will backstop finances; no negative impact on finances of Durham program


    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

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    Summary of proposal for medical physics graduate program at duke kunshan university mpgp dku

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