Drivers of change

Drivers of change Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:357–360 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0648-5 GUEST EDITORIAL 1,2 Lisa Wilfert Published online: 8 May 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018 in Australasia, physicists went on to assist the IAEA develop and implement a structured, competency-based clinical train- ing program for Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine [2–4], flexible enough for any country to adopt. Despite a number of our colleagues who thought “we’re all mad here” [5] and it was too hard, we chased the white rabbit down the rabbit hole in 2003/2004 and here we are, 15 years later. Look how far we have come! A NSW perspective In NSW, we are close to achieving that dream of a qualified Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) workforce, with our workforce in-training largely in Registar training positions. The expected benefits have been realised—shorter time to cer - tification and a more versatile physicist with a solid knowl- edge base across the roles and responsibilities they would be expected to assume. The NSW Ministry of Health and Aus- tralian Government have supported the NSW public sector Look how far we have come through each stage; from implementation, further development to consolidation. Significant http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine Springer Journals
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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2018 by Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
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Biomedicine; Biomedicine, general; Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics; Medical and Radiation Physics; Biomedical Engineering
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0158-9938
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1879-5447
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10.1007/s13246-018-0648-5
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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:357–360 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0648-5 GUEST EDITORIAL 1,2 Lisa Wilfert Published online: 8 May 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018 in Australasia, physicists went on to assist the IAEA develop and implement a structured, competency-based clinical train- ing program for Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine [2–4], flexible enough for any country to adopt. Despite a number of our colleagues who thought “we’re all mad here” [5] and it was too hard, we chased the white rabbit down the rabbit hole in 2003/2004 and here we are, 15 years later. Look how far we have come! A NSW perspective In NSW, we are close to achieving that dream of a qualified Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) workforce, with our workforce in-training largely in Registar training positions. The expected benefits have been realised—shorter time to cer - tification and a more versatile physicist with a solid knowl- edge base across the roles and responsibilities they would be expected to assume. The NSW Ministry of Health and Aus- tralian Government have supported the NSW public sector Look how far we have come through each stage; from implementation, further development to consolidation. Significant

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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: May 8, 2018

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