Updated: Jul 31
The Society of Medical Physicists in the Republic of the Philippines (SMPRP) has released new guidelines in the conduct of the medical physics residency program in the Philippines. This is in response to the gaps and planned enhancement and strengthening of the current program and certification being implemented by SMPRP and the Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
the Philippines is currently participating in the continuation of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Project, with project name, RAS 6101 or “Improving the Quality and Safety of Radiation Medicine through Medical Physicist Education and Training (RCA),” and the Board of Trustees (BOT) of SMPRP has created an Ad Hoc Committee, through SMPRP Board Resolution No. 2022-0005, to coordinate with other members of the Society to draft the guidelines and policies in the conduct of the medical physics residency program.
The BOT deliberated on a Special Meeting, dated October 9, 2022, the draft guidelines and policies of the medical physics residency program prepared by the Ad Hoc committee and decided that Board Resolutions shall be drafted and issued in aid of the establishment and conduct of the Medical Physics Residency Program by the SMPRP.
SMPRP Board Resolution No. 2023-0001 entitled, "Guidelines on the Conduct of the Medical Physics Residency Program" in January 16, 2023. Application dates and additional implementing guidelines will be discussed in an upcoming Town Hall meeting with residents and SMPRP members to be announced as soon as possible.
Access the guidelines in SMPRP Board Resolutions at the Resources tab of the SMPRP website available only to SMPRP Members.