Hormesis Podcast #1 - End of the medical physics residency crunch?

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In this episode, co-hosts Sean and Alison discuss whether the number of residency spots is appropriate for the demand of medical physicists in today’s market. This episode was sparked by the recent AAPM newsletter article [1], a MEDPHYS ad for a residency that charges tuition (April 1, 2019), the document that started it all: the 2010 Career Model [2], and more [3-5].

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[1] Dobbins, Jim. “Education Council’s Report.” AAPM Newsletter, Volume 44 No. 2, March 2019. https://w3.aapm.org/newsletter/posts/2019/mar-apr/

[2] AAPM Professional Council. “Workforce Study and Professional Survey Validation.” April 14, 2011. https://www.aapm.org/pubs/studies.asp

[3] AAPM. “Professional Survey Report Calendar Year 2017.” https://www.aapm.org/pubs/protected_files/surveys/AAPM-Salary17.pdf

[4] A variety of other salary surveys were also discussed and can be found at the AAPM site here: https://www.aapm.org/pubs/surveys.asp.

[5] Clark, B. “CAMPEP Graduate Program Report.” 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. http://campep.org/2017AnnualGraduateReport.pdf