IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 7 - Representing NB, meet Naomi Shin

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on October 09, 2017

Naomi Shin, Radiation Oncology Physicist, Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, Moncton, NB

What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? My most gratifying experience as a medical physicist is when we work with all members of the radiation oncology team to develop and implement a new treatment technique that improves the treatment patients receive.

Who was your role model as an aspiring student and why? My high school physics teacher, Mrs. Shaver, was probably one of the main reasons that I decided to go into physics. While she was tough, she made physics fun! I still remember some of the stories she used to help us remember equations and constants.

What is your favourite food? I’d say it’s probably a tie….sushi and chocolate.

Who is your favourite action hero and why? My favourite action hero is probably Matt Damon because he’s a smart, normal guy who played many really interesting characters. He’s an great mix of brains and brawn!

What was your second career choice, after Medical Physics? I honestly don’t know what I would have done had I not pursued Medical Physics. I took singing lessons for many years and have always sung in choirs, perhaps I might have become a singer?!