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More Than Just Great Plans: The Enduring Value of a Medical Dosimetrist

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Available Until: 6/30/2022

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Presented by Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD
Massachusetts General Hospital

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) continues to focus on the long-term future of the profession. The MedDos Infinity Task Group was formed by the AAMD to systematically address the manner by which the profession looks forward. Comprised of a cross-section of the dosimetry profession as well as subject-matter experts within the Radiation Oncology industry, the Task Group has started to formulate a roadmap for the continued viability of the medical dosimetrist. This roadmap is comprised of four functional areas of focus: the continued expertise of medical dosimetrists; the role of technology in the profession’s evolution; strategies for sustaining and growing the practice of dosimetry; and efforts to advocate for the profession’s continued advancement. To inform the development of this roadmap, the AAMD has commissioned a comprehensive survey of the dosimetry workforce to assess demographic makeup, professional background, supervisory status, employer type, experience level, certification status, education and training, and current salary. This presentation seeks to share the results to date of the MedDos Infinity Task group as well as the dosimetry workforce surveys to provide insight into the current and future states of the medical dosimetry profession.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Appreciate that the expertise of the medical dosimetrist is constantly evolving and realize the importance of the medical dosimetrist's continued involvement in patient care
  2. Recognize how technology is changing and what this may mean for the medical dosimetrist's role
  3. Understand efforts that are underway to grow and sustain the profession

Educational Level: Entry Level

Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD is the Director of Medical Dosimetry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University in 2000 and graduated from Brown University's Masters of Healthcare Leadership program in 2015.  Brian is a member of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists' Board of Directors, currently serving as President-elect after having been the Treasurer since 2016, while also serving as the AAMD's liaison to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.  He also currently serves as the Chair of the AAMD’s MedDos Infinity Task Group looking at the future of the medical dosimetry profession.