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Clinical Training in Medical Physics: IAEA Perspective

  • Ahmed Meghzifene
  • Donald Mclean
  • Debbie Van Der Merwe
  • Brian Thomas
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Abstract

When working in a clinical setting, medical physicists are considered as health professionals and are often referred to as clinical medical physicists and as such require clinical training to complement their academic education in physics. The education programme for medical physicists should include a clinical training or residency to acquire all the skills and competences which are needed to work independently in a clinical setting. This chapter highlights the unique perspective of the international atomic energy agency in the development of such training programmes and related assessment methodologies and support provided to many countries for the training of these professionals for safe and effective use of radiation in medicine.

Keywords

International Atomic Energy Agency Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist Clinical Training National Coordinator 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

The help of Prof. Anchali Krisanachinda, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, is acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Meghzifene
    • 1
  • Donald Mclean
    • 1
  • Debbie Van Der Merwe
    • 1
  • Brian Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics (DMRP) Section, Division of Human HealthInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  2. 2.School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical EngineeringQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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