Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Professionalism and Ethics Content Guide

Last verified on June 19, 2017
Professionalism and Ethics content is included in the following ABR Medical Physics Exams:
  • Part 1 – General
  • Part 2
  • Part 3 – Oral
The topics covered include but are not limited to:
  • Ethical principles
  • Historical perspective
  • Ethical encounters or dilemmas
  • Basic ethical values
  • Relationships
  • Clinical conflicts
  • Continuing education
  • Public responsibility
  • Employer/employee relationships
  • Conflict of interest
  • Human research principles
  • Scientific principles
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Publication practices
  • Animal research
  • Teacher education ethical issues
  • Student education ethical issues
These topics are very similar to the material presented in:
  • AAPM TG 159 “ Recommended ethics curriculum for medical physics graduate and residency programs”
  • AAPM Report TG 249 “Essentials and Guidelines for Clinical Medical Physics Residency Training Programs”
  • ABR/ACR/RSNA/AAPM/ASTRO/ARR/ARS Online Modules on Ethics and Professionalism.

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