National Medical Dosimetrist's Day

National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Is August 20, 2014!

To celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day, AAMD will once again be teaming up with our corporate partners to present a series of FREE webinars the week of August 18. Each webinar will offer one MDCB credit, also valid for ARRT. Watch this page and your email for more information later this summer!

How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day

  • Host a reception for hospital/facility staff in the medical dosimetry department. Invite them to see what you do! (Offering some type of food — ice cream, bagels, coffee, cookies, etc — provides an additional incentive for people to stop by!). Or maybe you could bring in a massage therapist to provide chair massages to your colleagues on National Medical Dosimetrist's Day!

  • Provide refreshments, flowers or other treats for patients on National Medical Dosimetrist's Day or throughout that week or even during the month of August. Make a sign or tag saying: Courtesy of your medical dosimetry team.

  • Have your medical dosimetry team introduce themselves to patients during the month of August and answer their questions about treatment planning. Provide patients with a copy of the AAMD "What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" flyer, available by clicking here. Or share this PowerPoint presentation with them during a reception. You can even customize it with your own facility's information.

  • Suggest to your facility's PR department that they do a story on the medical dosimetry department in the next facility newsletter.

  • Host a lunch for the entire radiation therapy team at your facility to thank your colleagues for their collaboration with the medical dosimetry team.

  • Make a commitment to get involved in your professional organization — volunteer for an AAMD Committee! Click here for details on volunteer opportunities.

Each year, the third Wednesday of August is designated as the day for celebrating medical dosimetry professionals around the world, recognizing the importance of their profession and honoring their contributions. Medical dosimetry is an exciting and amazing profession to work in. Dosimetrists are members of a team that contributes toward cancer survivorship on a daily basis.

Mark these dates on your calendar for future celebrations of National Medical Dosimetrist's Day!

Future Dates
2015: Wednesday, August 19
2016: Wednesday, August 17

"What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" Flyer:

Download, print and share this flyer with your colleagues, patients, students, family and friends to let them know exactly what you do!

"What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" Flyer