ROMP

Radiation Oncology Medical Physics

Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists (ROMPs) work with physicians, nurses, therapists and engineers in the delivery of radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer. ROMPs are involved in clinical consultancy, treatment delivery and verification, quality assurance and latest technology evaluation.

The Radiation Oncology Training, Education and Assessment Program (ROMP TEAP)

ROMP TEAP  is designed for university graduates wishing to enter into the clinical radiation oncology medical physics profession. The program is carefully designed and structured to equip participants with the required knowledge, practical skills and experience for ACPSEM Certification in Medical Physics (Radiation Oncology). 

Entry Requirements:
Admission to the Radiation Oncology Training, Education and Assessment Program requires:
  • A BSc majoring in physics from an Australian or New Zealand University (or an approved overseas equivalent)
    • Equivalent overseas degrees are accepted, provided they meet ACPSEM and NOOSR or NZQA criteria. Exemptions can also apply for those with degrees that have a strong mathematics and physics component and which meet particular accreditation requirements.
  • Enrolment in an ACPSEM accredited postgraduate degree program in medical physics OR
    an ACPSEM accredited postgraduate degree in medical physics
  • Acceptance and employment in a registrar training program at an ACPSEM accredited clinical training institution

Refer to the TEAP Admission Policy and Procedure for further in-depth information

Enrolment Requirements:
Registrars will be successfully enrolled in the ACPSEM ROMP TEAP once:
  • Admission to TEAP has been approved and granted by the ROMP TEAP Coordinator
  • An approved ROMP supervisor has been identified and confirmed for the Registrar's clinical training
  • All fees due to ACPSEM have been paid

Refer to the TEAP Enrolment Policy and Procedure for further in-depth information

Progression and Completion:
For registrars who enrol in TEAP having already completed their postgraduate study in medical physics, completion in three years is expected. For those registrars who enrol without a postgraduate degree, this three year baseline is extended by the nominal length of the Masters or PhD that they enrol in. 
 
Registrars enrolled in  ROMP TEAP must satisfactorily complete each of the following assessment components:
  • Award of approved Postgraduate Degree (Masters or higher)
  • Periodic assessments of trainign progress and competencies met
  • Publication in peer reviewed journal(s)
  • Presentation at national/international conference(s)
  • Pass in one written exam
  • Achievement of all competencies and requirements as outlined in the ACPSEM Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Clinical Training Guide
  • Submission and acceptance of three examples of best work OR three progressive reports
  • Pass in best work or progressive report oral exam
  • Pass in the PART A Practical/Oral Exam & Pass in the PART B Oral Exam

Refer to the TEAP Progression and Completion Policy