Frequently Asked Questions
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MPE accreditation and registration
Which is the Procedure for approval of a National Registration Scheme (NRS) by EFOMP?
EFOMP started an updated procedure on approval of National Registration Schemes at the end of 2018.
The main criteria for acceptance of a national registration scheme, the procedure that has to be followed and the evaluation form can be found at:
PROCEDURE for approval of National Registration Schemes by EFOMP
The most important criteria are the admission requirements and the contents of the education and training programme.
How do I apply for accreditation for an educational event?
The European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics (EBAMP) has been set up by medical physics societies across Europe represented by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP). It is an independent organisation that accredits medical physics education and training events. It does this by allocating Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits depending on the number of hours of education and hands-on training required of participants. The role of EFOMP in the accreditation process ceased in November 2016 when responsibility was handed over to the European Board for the Accreditation in Medical Physics (EBAMP).
External and independent evaluation of Medical Physics educational programs to determine if standards are met is an important process to ensure the quality of services. EBAMP functions independently from EFOMP as there is a conflict of interest between EFOMP’s educational activities and its role in accrediting educational courses and awarding CPD points. To safeguard the future of our profession, it is important that we maintain the quality of educational events by using this accreditation system.
I would like to receive an EEB diploma and I am already a certified medical physicists (for example by American Board of Radiology, American Board of Medical Physics, etc.). Do I still have to sit for an EEB exam?
There is no equivalency between EEB exams and the ones you are mentioning. That`s why you have to sit for EEB exams to receive an EEB diploma. Also please be aware that EEB diploma doesn`t replace any national certificate or licence requested by national legislations for physicists to work as MP or MPEs.
EEB provides diplomas/certificates to those medical physicists that have reached a certain level in medical physics in order to be recognized by the relevant national competent authorities. In other words, you are not recognized as a clinically qualified MP only by including an EEB certificate in your CV. It is up to a national competent authority to recognize you as a clinical MP taking into consideration your CV i.e. clinical training, experience etc.
More information can be found at EEB subpage
Who can access the EFOMP e learning platform?
The EFOMP elearning platform opened in January 2019 and contains EFOMP school material, either in the format of video recordings, presentations or both,
Access to the EFOMP elearning platform in 2019, has been granted to all the European Congress of Medical Physics 2018 registered participants and to collegues that have attended the EFOMP school editions since 2013.
In 2020 access will be granted only to Individual Associate Members of EFOMP. Security credentials will be sent to all individual associate members by the system adnministrators (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Individual Associate Members category will be available on January 1st, 2020 via EFOMP website and that annual fee wil be 15 euros as approved by the EFOMP Council Meeting in Warsaw (12 October 2019).
How do I apply for grants?
In order to attend the EFOMP events you can apply for the ENEN+ grants https://plus.enen.eu/grants/. The ENEN project supports financially, through mobility grants, students and professionals wishing to carry out education or training activities in medical physics. These actions need to be completed before the end of the project (31st September 2020).
The full process is described in the ENEN+ manual
While applying choose the 'Medical applications' field: https://enenplus.fluidreview.
The applicants of the mobility actions may be:
- Citizens of any EU member country willing to travel abroad (to another EU country or anywhere else)
- Citizens of countries, which are not members of EU, pursuing studies in an EU member country and having an already established relation with the receiving institution.