2022 AAPM 64th Annual Meeting
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Session Title: Mentorship: Elevating Clinical and Research Careers
Question 1: What is the most important metric to evaluate an academic medical physics graduate program?
Reference:Woolston, C. Graduate survey: Uncertain futures. Nature 526, 597–600 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nj7574-597a
Choice A:State of the art space
Choice B:Access to the latest instrument and software
Choice C:Number of papers per student
Choice D:Track record of long term career growths of its trainees
Choice E:Stress level
Question 2: Which of the following is NOT an example of personalized career development?
Reference:Macaulay et. al, The Advisory Dean Program: A Personalized Approach to Academic and Career Advising for Medical Students, Academic Medicine, Volume 82, 718 (2007)
Choice A:Provide students with effective career counseling.
Choice B:Link a student with appropriate faculty based on research interest.
Choice C:Offer continuous guidance to students to meet their needs.
Choice D:Ask all students to complete CAMPEP-required courses.
Question 3: Leading universities place their primary investment and mission goals around:
Reference:BW Pogue, R. Zhang, DJ Gladstone, A roadmap for research in medical physics via academic medical centers: The DIVERT Model, Medical Physics 2021 Jun;48(6):3151-3159. https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mp.14849
Choice A:Progress in education more than research activity.
Choice B:Alignment of their clinical and basic research missions in all departments.
Choice C:Discoveries and inventions that change human understanding & capabilities.
Choice D:High clinical trial enrollment numbers.
Choice E:Creating high technology centers that showcase their clinical medicine capabilities.
Question 4: Which of the following does not foster creativity in graduate education:
Reference:Prausnitz, J. M. "Toward encouraging creativity in students." Chemical Engineering Education 19.1 (1985): 22-25.
Choice A:A qualifier exam that requires the student to independently develop a hypothesis testing proposal
Choice B:Occupy less than 60% of the student research time with prescribed research projects
Choice C:Quickly point out the infeasibility of a student’s idea so he/she can focus on the well-vetted ideas
Choice D:Encourage students to speak up in group meetings proposing alternative approaches
Choice E:Emphasize less on how many papers a student produces
Question 5: Student’s emotional intelligence predicts success in graduate school because:
Reference:MacCann, Carolyn, et al. "Emotional intelligence predicts academic performance: A meta-analysis." Psychological Bulletin 146.2 (2020): 150.
Choice A:The student is able to regulate negative emotions
Choice B:The student is able to manage the social world around them
Choice C:Emotional intelligence competencies might overlap with academic competencies
Choice D:All of the above
Question 6: Mentorship can be beneficial throughout our careers and can contribute to growth at all stages. Select the following best answer:
Reference:Teshima J, McKean AJS, Myint MT, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Joshi SV, Seritan AL, Hilty DM. Developmental Approaches to Faculty Development. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;42(3):375-387. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2019.05.008
Choice A:Mentorship is helpful in the early career stage to help develop goals and professional identity.
Choice B:Mentorship is helpful in the mid-career stage to explore new skills, including leadership and project management, and to help with role transitions.
Choice C:Mentorship is helpful in the advanced career stage as the focus changes to contributing to community and changes in role and power.
Choice D:All of the above
Question 7: In order to jump into a career in industry, one needs to study and understand everything about the new job, which is completely different to the traditional medical physics experiences.
Reference:Crafting Your Job into a Calling | Office of the President https://president.yale.edu/president/yale-talk/crafting-your-job-calling
Choice A:True
Choice B:False
Question 8: What are some of the negative consequences of perfectionism?
Reference:Garratt-Reed et al. (2018), Is perfectionism associated with academic burnout through repetitive negative thinking? PeerJ 6:e5004; DOI 10.7717/peerj.5004
Choice A:Lower number of total publications and research performance
Choice B:Burnout
Choice C:Repetitive negative thinking
Choice D:All of the above
Question 9: According to a study by Atkins et al, which of the following plays a critical role in shaping scientific identity among underrepresented minority (URM) science, technology, Engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students?
Reference:Atkins et al. “Looking at Myself in the Future”: how mentoring shapes scientific identity for STEM students from underrepresented groups. IJ STEM Ed 7, 42 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-020-00242-3
Choice A:Mentorship in scientific research
Choice B:Having multiple mentors
Choice C:Peer and near-peer mentorship
Choice D:Being emotionally supported by mentors
Question 10: In a 2016 emotional competency survey of medical physicists within the AAPM, the following leadership trait was identified as needing improvement:
Reference:Gronberg M, Wang D; Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Cases Subcommittee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Introduction of Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) case studies. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2021 Mar;22(3):287
Choice A:Conflict management
Choice B:Initiative
Choice C:Adaptability
Choice D:Empathy
Choice E:All of the above
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