AAPM’s “DREAM” Program - Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program

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February 3, 2021

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program "DREAM" is a 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups in medical physics by creating new opportunities, outreach and mentoring geared towards diversity recruitment of undergraduate students in the field of medical physics. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Each student applicant receiving a fellowship will be assigned a mentor, who is a full member of AAPM. A mentor may be a faculty medical physicist employed in a university environment, a hospital or other clinical facility, or the radiological industry within the United States.

Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be a DREAM fellow. The program is aimed at sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students, particularly those that will become eligible for graduate study in medical physics. To qualify for a fellowship, students must have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. We expect there to be 6 fellowships awarded in 2020, each carrying a $5,500 stipend provided by AAPM. The stipend is based upon an expectation of 40-hour per week effort for 10 weeks. The fellowship will cover a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May to September). The actual calendar start and end dates may be arranged between the fellow and mentor to be at a mutually agreeable time. To apply, students must submit an application, which is available through the Society of Physics Students at local universities, the AAPM web site, and AAPM Headquarters (571-298-1228). The application deadline is February 3, 2021. If you have further questions, please contact Jacqueline Ogburn at AAPM Headquarters (571-298-1228) or jackie@aapm.org.

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