The ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists (The Register) is the ACPSEM's official record of those specialists in Medical Physics and Radiopharmaceutical Science who have formally demonstrated current competency to practice.
The Register is intended to guard against unsafe, incompetent and unethical practice in the Medical Physics and Radiopharmaceutical Science professions and to ensure that the services they encompass are delivered only by professionals who meet the ACPSEM's nationally and internationally recognised high standards of education, training, experience and practice.
ACPSEM maintains a section of the Register for each of the following recognised Specialties:
Radiation Oncology Medical Physics
Radiology Medical Physics
Nuclear Medicine Physics
The Register is a public resource. You can access it here
Registration is recognition from the ACPSEM that an individual is competent to practise their chosen medical physics or radiopharmaceutical science specialty safely and independently in Australia and New Zealand.
Registration is not a legal requirement in Australia or New Zealand, but it is highly regarded by relevant workplaces and associated professional bodies. It is the position of the ACPSEM that all qualified, working Medical Physicists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists, excluding registrars, should be registered. ACPSEM recommends that current ACPSEM registration be an essential criterion when hiring for positions in the medical physics and radiopharmacetucial science professions.
Compliance with the ACPSEM’s Code of Ethics and the ACPSEM’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements are conditions of renewed registration.
There are several pathways to enter the Register. Those with ACPSEM Certification and evidence of CPD are automatically eligible. Alternative pathways are also available to experienced practitioners who don’t hold an ACPSEM Certification.
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
Entry to the Register constitutes a binding agreement that the registrant will:
- Practise safely and in accordance with the professional standards of their specialty to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients;
- Abide by the ACPSEM Code of Ethics (whether a member or not);
- Agree for the registrant’s name, specialty and principle place of practice and expiry date if relevant, to be publicly available and published on the Register to be made available by the ACPSEM through various means including on the ACPSEM website;
- Provide permission for the ACPSEM to state whether the registrant is on the Register to employers or regulators; and
- Maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with ACPSEM requirements