The AAPM supports its mission to advance the science, education and professional practice of medical physics by fostering the education of medical physicists, physicians and other professionals.
There is growing emphasis within the medical community on the professional training and qualification of medical physicists. The AAPM supports Residencies in medical physics as the pathway to professional qualification by supporting CAMPEP, by awarding Grants and Fellowships, and through CAP which helps match trainees to physics residency programs. It co-sponsors the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) and supports Board Certification of medical physicists as a pre-requisite for becoming a Qualified Medical Physicist. It provides opportunities for members to obtain continuing education credits and address maintenance of certification requirements (MOC) through CAMPEP and to view, print or generate reports of CME credits through the CME Gateway. The AAPM also provides Online Ethics & Professionalism Training Modules.
Various Public Education and Student programs of the AAPM reach out to the public, to other educators and professionals and to potential recruits to foster a better understanding of the role of medical physics in health-care and the nature a career as a medical physicist.
The Publications Program supports the varied educational needs of the medical physics community, and provides opportunities for self-study that qualify for credits through CAMPEP.
The Meetings Program of the AAPM provides a rich set of educational opportunities in local, national and international settings. Many of the presentations made at AAPM meetings are recorded and made available to members. Many self-study opportunities are accessible through the Virtual Library and the Online Learning Center and may qualify for credits through CAMPEP.
Members of the AAPM have responsibilities for the education and training of Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists and other professionals who perform radiological procedures. Members of the Association provide educational courses, author texts or provide other educational resources that address these communities. The AAPM recommends or endorses course curricula and provides other resources including the RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules.
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