SDAMPP is a nonprofit organization whose prime objective is the advancement of education in the scientific field of medical physics. This objective is pursued through discussions, meetings, collaboration, and the shared perspectives of those in positions of leadership within academic programs of medical physics. The Society has the following missions in furtherance of this objective:

  • To promote the advancement of medical physics education worldwide;
  • To encourage coordination between academic medical physics programs;
  • To foster establishment of educational best practices in medical physics;
  • To monitor production of medical physics trainees relative to the job market;
  • To assist new academic medical physics programs in getting started;
  • To foster coordination of the graduate and residency elements of medical physics training;
  • To provide a forum for discussion among leaders of academic medical physics programs;
  • To serve as a voice for leaders of academic medical physics programs;
  • To engage leaders of academic medical physics programs around the world to provide better and more consistent medical physics training.



Fall Webinar – November 3, 2020

SDAMPP is pleased to present this webinar on Virtual Recruitment: Where to Start and Lessons to Learn from Experts, being held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM ET. View Flyer »

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Coming Soon: Annual Elections and Amendments to By-Laws

In August, 2020, our membership will vote twice: once to elected officers and again regarding important proposed amendments to update our bylaws. Please make your voice heard on this important items. All voting members will receive an email with details soon.

2020 SDAMPP Annual Meeting

SDAMPP recently held it’s first virtual annual meeting. Over half of our society was able to join us for this meeting, which covered the impact of COVID-19 on graduate programs and residencies, future funding paradigms for programs, as well as a remembrance for Ed Jackson, PhD, a founding member of SDAMPP who passed away this June. The meeting was recorded, and can be viewed in it's entirety.

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E. Ishmael Parsai has been elected via special election to fill the Chair of the Board position for 2020.  Dr. Parsai served as Chair in 2019, and due to an unfilled President-Elect position in 2018, he agreed to serve another year as Chair if membership would elect him again.  Congratulations!

Recent Position Statements

SDAMPP, CAMPEP and AAPM Education Council Letter to Graduate Program Directors Regarding Medical Physics Training Disruptions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

SDAMPP, CAMPEP and AAPM Education Council Letter to Residency Program Directors Regarding Medical Physics Training Disruptions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

SDAMPP Position Statement Regarding ABR Surveillance Requirements for Programs

SDAMPP Board Letter to ABR Regarding Changes to Part 1 Eligibility Requirements

SDAMPP Position Statement on the Match System for Admissions to Medical Physics Residencies | AAPM Position Statement on the Match

Education Council’s Report in May/June Newsletter Highlighting 2019 Match

Dr. John Antolak (Chair of the Educational Practices Committee) recently published a summary of the 2019 MedPhys match results, which is now in it’s 5th year. It can be read here.


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