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Organization and Completion of CAMPEP Self-Study
AAPM Residency Training Program Workshop

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport - South

August 28-29, 2009

Workshop Objective

The AAPM is sponsoring a Workshop to promote the increase in the number of certified Medical Physics Residency Programs. Targeted attendees are institutions that are actively pursuing Medical Physics Residency Program certification by CAMPEP, but have yet to submit their CAMPEP required Residency Program Self Study, a self assessment report by the clinical residency program director giving evidence of consistency of the proposed program with a set of guidelines found in AAPM Reports 79 & 90. In addition, a set of CAMPEP guidelines and a Self-Study template can be downloaded from the CAMPEP web site. However, many still struggle to navigate the application process and overcome their institutional challenges.

The Workshop is an event where attendees will receive lectures dissecting the components of the CAMPEP Self Study along with practical issues (e.g., dealing with hospital administration, funding sources, resident recruitment, affiliate programs, etc.). Corresponding to each section of the Self Study, the participants will spend time to create a draft for their own Self Study with direct interaction with Workshop faculty. The goal of the workshop is for participants to leave with a reasonably complete draft of their institution’s Self Study, with deficient areas clearly identified and solutions suggested.

The Workshop instructors include existing CAMPEP approved program directors and CAMPEP site reviewers.  Although sponsored and subsidized by AAPM, a $100 tuition fee will be required of participating attendees.

This Workshop has been approved for 10.52 medical physics continuing education credits by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).

AAPM Reports


Workshop Schedule
Friday, August 28, 2009
Meeting Place 1

6:15 PM Light Refreshments/Pick up registration materials  
7:00 PM Welcome from the Workshop Director John Bayouth, PhD
7:15 PM Introduction to CAMPEP Guidelines for Accreditation of Residency Education Programs in Medical Physics Bruce Gerbi, PhD
7:45 PM Report 90: Essentials and Guidelines for Hospital-Base Medical Physics Residency Training Programs (Report 90) Michael Herman, PhD
8:15 PM Discussion and Questions  
8:45 PM Self-Study Sections I-III:  Program Overview, Evolution and History, Structure and Governance Robert Pooley, PhD
9:15 PM Exercise 1: Attendees review skeleton files for Self-Study document  
9:30 PM Adjourn for evening  

Workshop Schedule
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Meeting Place 1

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM Exercise 2: Attendees discuss/draft Sections I-III  
8:45 AM Section IV: Training Requirements Bruce Gerbi, PhD
9:15 AM Exercise 3: Attendees discuss/draft Section IV  
10:00 AM Coffee/Refreshment Break  
10:15 AM Section V:  Residents John Bayouth, PhD
10:45 AM Exercise 4: Attendees discuss/draft Section V  
11:30 AM Section VI: Program Administration & Maintaining Documentation Michael Mills, PhD
12:00 PM Lunch Break  
1:00 PM Exercise 5: Attendees discuss/draft Section VI  
1:45 PM Section VII-VIII: Resources  (Funding), Future Plans Eric Klein, PhD
2:30 PM Exercise 6: Attendees discuss/draft Section VII-VIII  
3:00 PM Break with Refreshments  
3:15 PM Appendices Robert Pooley, PhD
3:45 PM Exercise 7: Appendices  
4:00 PM Special Concerns:  DMP Programs / Affiliate Programs Michael Herman, PhD
4:45 PM Wrap Up & Adjourn  


  1. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of Reports 79 & 90 prior to the meeting.
  2. The value of the workshop is increased if attendees have a draft of their Self Study prior to the meeting.
  3. Attendees are required to bring their own laptops or pre-arrange to rent a laptop to be provided at the workshop.
  4. Electronic copies of all required documents would be transferred to the attendees’ laptops by wireless LAN, USB devices, or CDs.
  5. The exercise time (4.25 hours) requires the presence of several faculty members to assist attendees and to answer individual questions.

Register for this Workshop - $100 Tuition
Please complete the registration form. Deadline to register is August 14, 2009.

Please Note:

Hotel Accommodations
The Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport is located minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The hotel offers complimentary van service from the airport. The Hyatt is a smoke-free hotel. Please do not delay in making your hotel reservations at the Hyatt! Call the hotel at (952) 854-0700 and press (4) to reserve a room at the group rate of $109. Mention the Residency Training Workshop.

Air Travel

We recommend you fly into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Questions? Contact Karen at AAPM.

Online Evaluation System - Available August 28 - September 18

To obtain continuing education credit attendees must complete an ON-LINE evaluation survey for each session attended.


The survey is now closed.