IPEM Membership

Developing the professional, improving healthcare, transforming lives together.

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IPEM is the professional home for more than 4,500 medical physicists, clinical engineers and clinical technologists.

IPEM membership provides practical help, a network of support and a unified voice for our range of members drawn from across the medical physics and clinical engineering spectrum (and at all career levels and stages) to enable them to grow in professionalism through learning and development, to develop their professional networks and communities, and to be part of an impactful organisation advocating to improve health through physics and engineering in medicine.

We offer:

Professional development

Membership provides excellent learning and development services that meet the needs of the professional community of physicists, engineers and technologists working in physics and engineering in medicine and biology in hospitals, academia, and industry. Including:

  • Professional status
  • Opportunities to learn and develop through our training and events
  • Free registration for Chartered Scientist and Chartered Engineer

Community

We are committed to growing and nurturing a vibrant community of practice, with high professional standards at its core, outstanding volunteer engagement and a real commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Discover:

  • A UK-wide and international network of members
  • Opportunities to volunteer and support the profession
  • Special interest groups and online discussion forums

Leadership

We aim to champion the importance of professional knowledge and innovation, identifying and raising awareness of the key challenges that lie ahead for physics and engineering in medicine and biology, and being a trusted and effective voice for the profession. Share:

  • A voice for our members in healthcare and public policy
  • Opportunities to shape the future operating environment for scientists, engineers and technologists in healthcare
  • Opportunities to develop guidance and research that shapes clinical practice and future thinking

IPEM Member Benefits

Benefits Affiliate
Free for specified groups*, others £44
Associate
Free for specified groups*, others £66
Professional Affiliate Member
£66
Full Member
£88
Fellow
£117
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News and updates from the worlds of physics and engineering in medicine delivered direct to your inbox weekly, including opportunities for professional development, conferences, and much, much more.

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Our online community platform allows easy discussions with fellow professionals, a resource library and a directory to find other members. With over 40 communities and hundreds of members already sharing discussions and resources, find out more by clicking the button below.
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IPEM has a programme of awards for all career stages, including an Innovation Grants and travel bursaries.

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Membership provides excellent learning and development services to help meet the needs of our professional community of physicists, engineers and technologists working in medicine and biology in hospitals, academia and industry.

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mycareerpath® can be used to plan, evidence and record CPD and to progress towards defined competency standards such as the professional registration requirements of the Engineering Council (EngTech, IEng and CEng) and the Science Council (CSci, RSci and RSciTech).
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Career opportunities curated and delivered direct to you fortnightly so you never miss an opportunity.

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As well as regulation for professionals working in healthcare, there are professional registers operated by the Engineering Council and the Science Council for which IPEM is licensed to assess applications and make registration awards. These registers are open to IPEM members who are professional engineers and scientists meeting the competence requirements set out by the Councils, whether they are working in healthcare, academia or industry. In addition, Clinical Technologists can join the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) which is a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and administered by IPEM.
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Associate, Full, and Fellow Memberships of IPEM gives you a voice in shaping the future of our profession as we aim to champion the importance of professional knowledge and innovation, identifying and raising awareness of the key challenges that lie ahead for physics and engineering in medicine and biology, and being a trusted and effective voice for the profession and our members.

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SCOPE is IPEM's quarterly members' magazine, published in spring, summer, autumn and winter, and is available in both print and digital editions.
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Online access to SCOPE is available to members of all levels and can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
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IPEM’s SIGs facilitate discussions, conferences and publications and lead on activity across a number of distinct areas of scientific or engineering endeavour. SIGs work across diverse areas of medical physics and clinical engineering and play a vital role in IPEM’s work.
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As you progress through your career and gain the relevant professional registrations, you may become eligible to upgrade to higher levels of membership, where members are eligible to use the post-nominal MIPEM or FIPEM, depending on which level of membership you have.
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Full Members and Fellows may apply for senior IPEM posts such as Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Council Director or Honorary Treasurer

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Fellows may apply for the most senior IPEM post, President of the Institute

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You will receive a distinctive lapel badge indicating Fellowship

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IPEM Fellows may access the Fellow’s room at the Royal College of Radiologists in London.

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Routes to Membership

Routes to Membership

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