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AAPM Medical Physics Student Meeting: The Many Paths of Medical Physics

A Roth

D Shepard

N Childress
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K Ruchala
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R Ochs

R Howell

A Roth

A Roth1*, D Shepard2*, N Childress3*, K Ruchala4*, R Ochs5*, R Howell6*, (1) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, (2) Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, (3) Mobius Medical Systems, LP, Houston, TX, (4) Gammex/Sun Nuclear Corporation, Madison, WI, (5) FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Silver Spring, MD, (6) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


9:30 AM : Welcome and introduction to Student and Trainees Day - A Roth, Presenting Author
9:35 AM : The Path of a Chief of Medical Physics - D Shepard, Presenting Author
9:50 AM : The Path of a Small Business Owner - N Childress, Presenting Author
10:05 AM : The Path of a Research and Development Physicist - K Ruchala, Presenting Author
10:20 AM : The Path of a FDA Physicist - R Ochs, Presenting Author
10:35 AM : The Path of an Academic Physicist - R Howell, Presenting Author
10:50 AM : Q&A - A Roth, Presenting Author

SU-A-BRC-0 (Sunday, July 31, 2016) 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Room: Ballroom C

This year’s Annual Student Meeting consists of a panel of professionals who have pursued a traditional education in medical physics and have since pursued a variety of careers. These range from chief medical physicist, small business founder, FDA scientist, industry R&D scientist, and academic researcher. Each panelist will discuss their education, positions that they have held leading to their current one, and factors that influenced them to pursue their careers. Time will be left at the end of the talk to open the floor for questions from students and trainees. Discussion between the presenters and participants is encouraged.

Learning objectives:
1. The audience will learn about how to prepare for a career in medical physics.
2. The audience will be able to consider some of the widely different job opportunities open to medical physicists.
3. The audience will gain a better understanding of some future challenges facing medical physics graduates.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: N. Childress, I am the owner of Mobius Medical Systems, LP.


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