American Association of Physicists in Medicine. A qualified medical physicist is a professional who has the appropriate education and experience to apply physics in the area of clinical medicine. This is most often the areas of therapeutic and diagnostic radiology. Activities of a medical physicist include clinical support, teaching, and research. To become a qualified medical physicist requires graduate education in a field such as physics with additional study in the clinical sciences and at least two years of experience in clinical activities under the direction of a qualified physicist or the participation in a formal medical physicist residency program. Your career path is determined by your own goals but the greatest percentage of jobs are in clinical radiation therapy physics.