Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Michelle Lis (Provost Fellow)

Michelle Lis (Provost Fellow)

Doing research at Loyola Medical Center gave me essential clinical experience in medical physics, and confirmed my interests in becoming a medical physicist. My research was centered on processing MRI images to correct distortions due to patient motion. I became more proficient in the MatLab programming and familiarized myself with the patient planning procedures for cancer treatment via radiosurgery. I also built a vocabulary for medical physics and built experience in using the equipment for imaging patients, (with CT scanners, MRI’s and PET scans, X-rays) learned how to process films, and took part in checking treatment plans involving radiation for accuracy and precision. Finally, I was introduced to the cutting edge research and the key players in new methods for cancer treatment and diagnosis, with helped me determine which areas of research I am interested in pursuing and the settings that I may be interested in working at in the future.

I plan to apply to medical physics graduate school and obtain a Ph.D. in therapy based medical physics. Then I would like to work at a major hospital as a medical physicist.