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MedPhys Slam

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MedPhys Slam, a competition similar to 3MT (three-minute thesis), encourages students, postdocs, and residents to build their science communication skills. MedPhys Slam presents a unique challenge: directing one’s scientific communications to non-specialists who may have no knowledge of physics or medical physics. Therefore, MedPhys Slam is distinct from the Young Investigator’s Symposium, and presentations require a different structure and style.

The rules of MedPhys Slam are simple but challenging: participants have three minutes to present their research using a maximum of three PowerPoint slides. They are evaluated on three equally weighted categories - comprehension/content, communication, and engagement - by a panel of judges.

Each AAPM Chapter holding a preliminary qualifying MedPhys Slam competition will send one individual to represent their chapter in the final competition at the Joint AAPM/COMP Annual Meeting. If you are interested in participating in MedPhys Slam, please contact your local AAPM Chapter for more information.

Eligible individuals who are not affiliated an AAPM chapter (i.e. COMP or other international applicants) or whose AAPM chapter is not holding a qualifying competition should submit their application and qualification video at forms.gle/eCE82GDH34i7CdYa7. More information about video submissions can be found in the documents below.

Individuals who have questions about preliminary rounds of competition at AAPM Chapters or about the final round of competition at the Joint AAPM/COMP Annual Meeting should direct their queries to Catherine Steffel at catherinesteffel@gmail.com. Individuals who have questions about COMP and international submissions should direct their queries to Amy Frederick at amy.frederick2@ucalgary.ca.

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