Many of us can recall at least one teacher that truly made a difference in our lives. An individual who is/was patient, accessible, supportive, and passionate about education. Whether this was a coach, friend, instructor, parent, relative, or religious figure, this individual inspired us to become the person we are today. During this year’s Education Council Symposium, we will celebrate three transformational leaders in Medical Physics Education in regards to training both the next generation of medical physicists as well as our physician and allied health professional colleagues. They will share their perception of the changing landscape of medical physics and education, changes they foresee in the field of medical physics, and provide advice to medical physicists who share their passion and dedication for education.
1. Identify developments and changes in the various modes of medical physics education over the years.
2. Identify some directions AAPM could go in improving teaching quality.
3. Be able to guide new faculty members in the teaching of medical physics.