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Student Physicist Association Subcommittee (SPASC)

Welcome to the home page of the student physicist association!  We are a group of medical physics students primarily from the United States and Canada.  We hope to encourage communication between students in medical physics with our annual meeting and with a student-to-student forum.  We also welcome those who are considering studying medical physics, and would like to learn more.  International students, both those studying in the United States or Canada and those studying elsewhere, are encouraged to join us.

SPASC is a sub-committee made up of medical physics students and residents.  Every year, we organize the annual student meeting as part of the national AAPM meeting.  The student meeting traditionally takes place on Sunday from 9:30am-11am.  Breakfast is provided, and we invite speakers on student-specific topics.  Last year Peter Dunscombe, Ph.D., discussed medical physics residencies and a panel of recent graduates from all walks of medical physics life (clinical and academic, M.S. and Ph.D., imaging and therapy) answered questions on life after grad school.  Traditionally, we also gather on Sunday evening informally to get to know each other and have a good time.

Check out this link for updated information about SPASC events and activities.

Do you have a question for the SPASC committee members, or for the AAPM membership at large?  Post it in the “Student-to-SPASC” forum, and we’ll respond to all comments.  AAPM membership is required to reach the forums. For non-members, questions to SPASC can be directed through the form below

Do you have a question for other medical physics students?  Discussions on research, graduate programs, residencies, and the ins-and-outs of student life can be posted on the “Student-to-Student” forum.  AAPM membership is required to reach the forums.

Questions to SPASC: