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Medical Dosimetry Clinical Education – 360 Degrees of Discussion

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 7/31/2023

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Member Price: $20.00

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Presented by:  Jamie Baker, PhD, MEd, CMD; Mahsa Dehghanpour, EdD, MS, CMD; Jacky Nyamwanda, MS, CAGS, CMD; Hugh Prichard, BS, CMD; Camille Law, MBA, CMD; and Meisane Troueng, BS

Hosted by the AAMD Career Services and Formal Education Committees

This session is a panel discussion between stakeholders in medical dosimetry education about the challenges and rewards of educating students (including establishing a program, program administration, clinical education, etc)

Learner Outcomes:

  1. List the steps to start the accreditation process for a new medical dosimetry educational program
  2. Summarize the roles and responsibilities of a program director, preceptor, and on-site dosimetrist trainer
  3. Discuss the challenges experienced by a medical dosimetry student in the clinic

Educational Level: Intermediate

Presenters:
Jamie Baker, PhD, MEd, CMD holds a faculty appointment as Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Medical Dosimetry Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions (SHP).  She currently serves as a co-chair of the AAMD Formal Education Committee (FEC). She participates in several professional societies as an active member and attends state and national meetings as a contributing speaker.

Mahsa Dehghanpour, EdD, MS, CMD is the Professor and Program Director for the Medical Dosimetry Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions.  She served the JRCERT as a site visitor for 10 years before she joined the JRCERT board of directors in 2019. Currently, she serves as the second vice chair for the JRCERT.  She was recognized as the 2020 Faculty Educator of the Year at MD Anderson Cancer Center and received the 2021 AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award.

Jacky Nyamwanda, MS, CAGS, CMD is the director of the Medical Dosimetry Program at Suffolk University. She is also a dosimetrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctoral student in the Health Professions Education Program at Simmons University. She holds an MS in Medical Dosimetry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Health Professions Education from Simmons University. Jacky has been a certified dosimetrist since 2004.

Hugh Pritchard BS, CMD is a senior medical dosimetrist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Camille Law, MBA, CMD graduated from Stony Brook University’s Medical Dosimetry program in 2012 and began her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center as a medical dosimetrist. She currently is the MSK program manager of Dosimetry training and is a new volunteer in the FEC and Career Services committees.  Camille has her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business specializing in finance, strategy, and healthcare.

Meisane Troeung, BS recently graduated from MD Anderson Cancer Center with a Bachelors of Science in Medical Dosimetry summa cum laude. She completed her clinical education at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, FL. 

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