Information for Trainees

IPEM has a number of support groups and activities for trainees on different training programmes.  We encourage all trainees to get involved, take up networking opportunities and participate in various committees, groups and activities.

IPEM Trainee Network (ITN)

Our Trainee Network provides a channel of communication for the associate physicist, engineer and technologist members of IPEM.  It represents their views and opinions in relation to the Institute and feeds back relevant issues concerning Associate Members (trainees).  This network allows trainees to share their experiences with their courses and placements and share tips and experiences.   Due to the differences in the training scheme in Scotland there is also a sub group of Scottish Trainees.

The ITN has a regular newsletter, organises a number of events and above all provides a useful network of contacts and peer support for IPEM Associate members. To get in touch with them contact their chair Jessica Johnson or check out their facebook page. 

Guidance Notes for STP Trainees

The guidance notes, produced by IPEM's Special Interest groups, contain suggestions of activities which would fulfil the requirements of the competencies, DOPS, CbD and OCE in the Medical Physics STP programme. They can be downloaded by clicking on the names of the guides below.  

For a full introduction and list of contributors please click here.

Specialism Guides:    
Imaging with ionising radiation  (IIR)

Imaging with non ionising radiation (INIR)

  Radiotherapy (RT)  
  Radiation safety  (RS)  
Rotations - all in one document
Rotations - Imaging with Ionising
  Rotations - Radiation Safety
Rotations - Radiotherapy
  Rotations - Professional Practice
Rotations - Imaging with Non-Ionising


Rough Guide for STP Trainees

This guide has been written by former trainees who want to pass on their experiences of the training. It includes a host of useful hints and tips on how to best get through your STP training which are split into seven main areas:

1. Abbreviations and Definitions
2. Practical Training
3. Assessments
4. Write-ups for OLAT competencies
5. People
6. OSFAs
7. Problems

To download the guide please click here

Trainee Induction Day

Every year IPEM hosts an induction day for trainees which is a great networking event for all new trainees. We get very good feedback on this event - apart from meeting fellow trainees in other centres it also introduces attendees to IPEM officers, staff and trainees who started their STP specialism.  The last Induction Day was on 13 January 2017 in York but we will run more induction events in the future. 



Interested in joining IPEM?  As a Trainee you would be eligible for Associate Membership and details can be found here.

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