Maintenance of Certification for Medical Physics

Self-Directed Educational Projects (SDEPs)

Last verified on June 19, 2017
Self-directed educational projects (SDEPs) may be used as an optional means for fulfilling some of the CE credit requirements for medical physicists. Fifteen SA-CE credits will be awarded per project. For SDEPs, the candidate must identify areas in which professional improvement and/or educational augmentation is needed or would be of value. The approach to each project is prospective and must be defined in advance. The components of the SDEP include:
  • Significance: a statement of the educational need
  • Approach: a list of activities designated to address the need
  • Evaluation of achievement, with an initial prospective statement and a final summary statement at the time of completion
  • Impact on practice/outcome statement, with an initial prospective statement and a final summary statement at the time of completion
A variety of activities may be accommodated as SDEPs, including (but not limited to):
  • Quality improvement
  • Research projects
  • Publication of original research
  • New lecture development
  • Regulatory issue review
  • Educational topics
  • Technology updates
  • New protocol implementation

In all cases, the four-component prospective format must be followed. Click on the link below for examples of SDEPs.

Click on the link below for a template to download a template to use in recording your SDEP project. Please note that SDEP documentation is submitted only in the event of an MOC audit.