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Thank you for contemplating joining the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). We're delighted that you aspire to be a part of our esteemed legacy! Established in 1958 by a small group of physicists, AAPM was created to champion the application of physics to medicine and biology, foster enthusiasm and training in medical physics and related fields, and to share pertinent technical information.

The Value of Membership

New Membership Options

We're excited to present our four new membership choices designed to offer you valuable benefits and services. Choose an option below to view eligibility requirements and initiate the application process. Let's work together to contribute to the future growth of our field and community.

Membership Benefits

AAPM is committed to bringing you resources that support you throughout your career. Our member benefits offer professional development, multiple educational resources that include maintenance of certification as well as opportunities to network. We host multiple meetings a year and offer virtual options for you to stay connected. Partner with us and become a member today. For an overview of benefits based on your membership class, please click here.

Eligible Discounts

AAPM provides reduced fees to qualifying members who reside outside the US. The income level is defined by the World Bank List of Economies. COMP members are eligible for Full membership with a discount as per AP 32-D Joint Membership with COMP.


Select topic categories below to learn more about member benefits.

Develop your Network

  • Member Directory : AAPM membership connects you to other members through our searchable directory. The online AAPM Membership Directory contains the current information for each calendar year, including names of executive officers, dates for upcoming meetings, lists of the Board of Directors and Regional Chapter officers, lists of each existing council, committee, and task group and its members, and the current version of the AAPM By-Laws and Rules.
  • Discussion Forums : Our forums are a great place to ask questions and share resources, build and connect with others.
  • Regional Chapter Affiliation : There are over 20 AAPM Regional Chapters. Each chapter holds its own meetings, elects its own officers, and sends a Board Representative to the national Board of Directors’ meetings. Individuals who have interests similar to the objectives of AAPM but who are not eligible or do not wish to be members of AAPM may be members of one or more Regional Chapters.

Meeting Offerings

  • Annual Meeting & Exhibition : Join AAPM at the Annual Meeting & Exhibition held each year during the summer. This five-day meeting includes scientific and continuing education sessions, technical exhibits, and paper displays. Please contact AAPM for more information or visit the meeting website.
  • AAPM Webinars : AAPM provides our members opportunities to participate in virtual events. Join us live or click on past events to learn about educational and professional topics.
  • Summer School : The annual AAPM Summer School was initiated in 1969 to satisfy the growing needs of Association members for continuing education in their field. Each year the summer school is hosted on a College campus with the majority of Faculty and attendees staying on campus in dorms.
  • Spring Clinical Meeting : Join AAPM at it’s Clinical meeting. Each year, symposia, panel discussions, and workshops on various practical and clinical topics provide members with excellent learning opportunities and a forum for discussion. Symposia and Courses can be clinical, educational, practical, or professional in nature (or a combination) on the following four tracks: Therapy, Diagnostic, Mammography, and Professional.
  • RSNA Annual Meeting : The Radiological Society of North America, RSNA, invites all AAPM individual Members to register at a reduced fee. The RSNA Annual Meeting is held each autumn, designated AAPM Members are responsible for the physics scientific program. For RSNA Meeting registration information, please contact the RSNA at (630) 571-2670.

Professional Development

  • Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) : MPLA is a collaborative work-in-progress effort to make leadership training available to medical physicists. Participate in journal clubs and enroll in curriculum classes for professional development.
  • Medical Physics 3.0 (MP3.0) : MP3.0 is an AAPM initiative to define and practice sustainable excellence in medical physics. Join in a webinar series and learn more about smart initiatives in medical physics.
  • Committee Classifieds : Would you like to join the more than 100 councils, committees, subcommittees, and task groups that discuss, determine, research, and/or publish information important to the profession of medical physics and to its practitioners? Volunteers like you make these groups possible. Each year, the AAPM President-Elect calls for Members to request committee assignments for the following year. The standard duration for a committee appointment is one three-year term.
  • AAPM Mentorship Program : A portal where AAPM members can establish mentorship relationships with one another via online application and matching. For prospective mentors and mentees alike.

Career Services

Education Opportunities

  • Online Learning Center and Virtual Library: Explore digitally captured media from our AAPM meetings as well as publication-based content. The available content spans a wide spectrum of medical physics topics with options to earn CAMPEP SA-CME continuing education credits..
  • Fellowships and Grants : Learn about our travel grants, SCAMP mentorship program, and more opportunities available ONLY to AAPM members.
  • RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules : Enhance your skill set with these self-guided physics modules covering concepts designed by physicists and radiologists.
  • Student and Trainee Committee Participation: AAPM has multiple student-oriented committees under Education and Science Councils. Look for opportunities to be involved and learn about opportunities available to you. Check out grants and fellowships and our student forums.

Access Publication and Subscriptions

  • Medical Physics : Medical Physics is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine: Each AAPM Member and Affiliate are granted access to Medical Physics online.
  • MPPGs : Medical Physics Practice Guidelines provide standards for clinical practice by AAPM in areas such as treatment planning system quality assurance and much more.
  • JACMP : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics is an open-access journal, which publishes papers that will help clinical medical physicists perform their responsibilities more effectively and efficiently for the increased benefit of the patient.
  • HyTEC : High Dose per Fraction, Hypofractionated Treatment Effects in the Clinic is a resource project of AAPM Working Group on Biological Effects of Hypofractionated Radiotherapy/SBRT that offers radiobiological and toxicity guidance on the management of patients receiving hypofractionated radiation therapy
  • ICRU : Access the International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements publications, providing guidance in the field of medical physics and radiation protection to members only.
  • Task Group Reports : See the full list of Task Group reports available to you to download.
  • NCRP : AAPM has entered into an organizational subscription agreement with the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) to provide Online NCRP Publications to AAPM members at no cost to the member. This agreement extends to all digitally-available NCRP Publications in the past (going back to 1971), and includes NCRP Publications that will be produced in the future.

Support Services

  • APSIT Insurance Products : AAPM members are offered a range of insurance products through APSIT [The American Physical Society Insurance Trust] because of AAPM's affiliation with the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Plans available may include Group Term Life, Group 10-Year Level Term Life, Group Disability Income and more.
  • Digital Image Access : Emilio Segrè Visual Archives (ESVA) can be used for AAPM-sponsored projects. Requests can be made free of charge for non-sales use images at 300dpi from the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives. Please contact AAPM for further details.
  • Forms of Interest :
    • Member Certificate Order Form (pdf)
  • Membership in the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) : AAPM is a partner in the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) World Partner Network. AAPM members can join the BIR as a discounted UK/Ireland or International Member. Learn more »
  • Joint ESTRO Membership :

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