The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics : Health Physics

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The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics

VanHorne-Sealy, Jama

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Health Physics 115(5):p 616-622, November 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000893


Some of the finest women in the U.S. military serve with distinction in the health physics field. These talented women consistently rise above the norm and lead the way in science and in military service. There are over 200 military health or medical physicists, 35 (17%) of whom are female, supporting over one million Department of Defense personnel. They serve in the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. Health physics and medical physics career fields in the military provide a unique opportunity for women to excel, and they have made monumental contributions to the medical community, to the military, and to the nation. This paper highlights just some of the impressive accomplishments of female military health and medical physicists in the service of their nation.

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