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Medical Physics Co-op

With Ryerson University’s optional Medical Physics co-op program, professionally-related working experience becomes part of your academic program. Co-op adds an extra year to the regular, full-time program, but gives you the chance to put real-time, work experience on your resume — before you graduate.

Employers & Opportunities

With our downtown Toronto campus and network connections, students often land roles at nearby research hospitals. Others have worked within government and industry, inside and outside the province.  

Sample Roles:

  • Research Assistant
  • Radiation Protection Training Co-op
  • Health Physics Co-op Student
  • Junior Metrology Lab Researcher
  • Lead Testing Co-op Student
  • Signal & Image Analysis Co-op

Sample Employers:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada
  • Defence Research & Development Canada

 

Physics undergraduate researching co-op opportunities.

How Long is Co-op?

Program Length: 5-years, full-time
Work terms: Up to five months

When to Apply

Explore your options. No need to decide right away. Apply after your first year of study.
 

"On top of actual work experience, the co-op program gave me knowledge that I can use long after my university studies — how to showcase my knowledge to employers, search for jobs, and prepare for interviews."

Adonay Haddish, 4th year student

Benefits of Co-op

With co-op, not only will you gain paid experience, but it'll be in a physics-related field. You'll interact with colleagues and develop valuable personal skills such as communication, relationship development, problem solving and organization. Having a professional network and related employment history can give you a competitive edge.

Co-op Work Terms

The co-op program consists of study terms and also terms full-time work terms. Most co-op placements last for one term, but with approval, may be extended for longer.  

Semester Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fall Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 WKT 605 Semester 7
Winter Semester 2 Semester 4 WKT 505 Semester 6 Semester 8
Spring/Summer   WKT 406 WKT 506 WKT 606  
Semester Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fall Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 WKT 506 Semester 7
Winter Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6 WKT 605 Semester 8
Spring/Summer   WKT 406 WKT 505 WKT 606  
Semester Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fall Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 Semester 7 WKT 606
Winter Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6 WKT 506 Semester 8
Spring/Summer   WKT 406 WKT 505 WKT 606