SU‐E‐P‐23: Diversity in Medical Physics: Are We There Yet?

J. Gallet, J. Clements

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Purpose: This presentation will reflect on the role of Diversity in Medical Physics and provide means to achieving a successful program based on the fundamental principles of Diversity. Methods: A data review was conducted from available public resources to determine demographics in physics and in particular, Medical Physics. This data was compared year‐to‐year to achieve a relatively confident view of changes that have occurred over the past decade. A comparison of current trending in Diversity was also researched in order to better define its philosophical basis and implementation within a scientific environment. In essence, a definition of Diversity was developed within the context of Medical Physics. Gaps that require more understanding were identified. Results: A working definition of Diversity was developed to better understand the demographics and trends as it applies in Medical Physics. Certain areas of Diversity within a Medical Physics context were identified as needing improvement such as a formal mentoring program. Even though the gender gap has narrowed over the years, other aspects within the working definition of Diversity are somewhat lagging behind. Conclusion: Diversity within a scientific context such as is required for Medical Physicists is a complex undertaking. There is still much to be studied before implementing a successful Diversity program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Physics
Volume40
Issue number6
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StatePublished - 2013

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SU‐E‐P‐23 : Diversity in Medical Physics: Are We There Yet? / Gallet, J.; Clements, J.

In: Medical Physics, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2013, p. 123-124.

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Gallet, J. ; Clements, J. / SU‐E‐P‐23 : Diversity in Medical Physics: Are We There Yet?. In: Medical Physics. 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 6. pp. 123-124.
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