Current Status of Medical Physics Recognition in SEAFOMP Countries

Supriyanto Arjo Pawiro, J. C. L. Lee, Freddy Haryanto, K. H. Ng

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Abstract

South East Asian Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (SEAFOMP) was established in 1997. Many efforts and activities have been conducted by the founding fathers and mothers of SEAFOMP to develop medical physics at both national and regional level. The recognition of medical physicists by the governments of the member countries is one of the goals of their efforts. The federation has conducted a survey on the current status of medical physics recognition in SEAFOMP countries, focusing on the profile of society members, medical physics education and clinical training program, as well as recognition of medical physics profession in the region. There is still a gap among medical physicists in SEAFOMP member countries. Five countries have established the role of professional society, education and training for the enhancement of medical physicists, however the recognition of medical physicists as a profession is only achieved by less than 60% of SEAFOMP member countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
JournalMedical Physics International Journal
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Medical physics, Recognition, Education, SEAFOMP, ASEAN

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