Program Evolution and Current Status

Planning for the DIMPR program began in 2009. The DIMPR program was accepted by the UFCOM Graduate Medical Education Office in May, 2011, which requires that DIMPR residents have PhD degrees in order to be hired as Adjunct Clinical Post-Doctoral Associates. This acceptance grants that DIMPR residents are entitled to a 2-year contract and that they have the same salary structure, fringe benefits (including vacation and health insurance), and the same orientation program as all medical residents. We provide an annual travel and book allowance.

Our Residents

Other than the first resident, who started in January, 2011, all subsequent residents began their 24-month residency program in July, concurrent with other physician residents. We currently have 2 DIMPR residents, who will graduate in June of their respective years. We accept one resident per year.


Zhongwei Zhang, MD, PhD Zhongwei Zhang, MD, PhD

  • MD: Medicine; Taishan Medical University; China
  • PhD: Clinical Medicine; Sun Yat-Sen University; China

Edmond Olguin, PhDEdmond Olguin, PhD

  • PhD: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MS: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Nuclear Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL

 


Our Graduates

Our first DIMPR resident graduated in January, 2013, and our second in June, 2013. During the match process, we had a large increase in applicants to 46. Until the match process, we had 15-25.

Prior to the DIMPR program development, as early as 1986, graduate students in the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program in the UF College of Engineering (UFCOE) began working as graduate assistants in clinical diagnostic physics under the direction and supervision of the lead diagnostic radiological physicist at UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, a member of the UFCOM faculty. Numerous students since that time have graduated and become young professionals in diagnostic medical physics around the US. With one exception, our graduates have become diplomates of the ABR in Diagnostic Radiological Physics or Diagnostic Medical Physics on first attempt (Go Gators!) and are employed in academic medical centers, hospitals and in consulting group practices.


Ryan Fisher, PhD / 2013Zemei Liu, PhD

  • PhD: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MS: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA

Weiyuan Wang, PhD / 2013Weiyuan Wang, PhD

  • PhD: Medical Physics; University at Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
  • MS: Medical Physics; University at Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
  • MS: Electrical & Computer Engineering; University of Alaska; Fairbanks, AK
  • BE: Electronic Engineering; Northwestern Polytechnical University; China

Michael Wayson, PhD / 2014Michael Wayson, PhD

  • PhD: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MS: Medical Physics; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Nuclear & Radiological Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL

Zemei Liu, PhD / 2015Zemei Liu, PhD

  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering; University of Massachusetts; Lowell, MA
  • MS: Biomedical Engineering; University of Massachusetts; Lowell; MA
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering; Tianjin Medical University; Tianjin, China

Matt Hoerner, PhD / 2016Matt Hoerner, PhD

  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MS: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Nuclear Engineering; Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA

Donglai Huo, PhD / 2017Donglai Huo, PhD

  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering; Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH
  • MS: Engineering Physics; Tsinghua University; Beijing, China
  • BS: Engineering Physics; Tsinghua University; Beijing, China

Bryan “BC” Schwarz, PhD / 2018Dr Brian Schwarz

  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MS: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Nuclear Engineering; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL