Definition of a Qualified Medical Dosimetrist

A Qualified Medical Dosimetrist is an individual who is competent to practice under the supervision of a qualified physician and qualified medical physicist. This individual uses critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as exercises discretion and judgment in the performance of medical dosimetry procedures.

It is expected that an individual will hold him/herself qualified to practice in medical dosimetry only when the knowledge and skills to perform dosimetric tasks has been established. An individual shall be considered eligible to practice if he/she is certified by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB). The MDCB will require a Baccalaureate Degree to sit for their exam by the year 2017, and the AAMD fully supports that educational level for new candidates.

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) regards that personnel practicing in Medical Dosimetry meet, at a minimum, certification provided by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB). Accordingly, the CMD (Certified Medical Dosimetrist) is recognized as the appropriate credential for the Medical Dosimetrist.

In addition to the above qualifications, a Qualified Medical Dosimetrist shall meet and uphold the AAMD Code of Ethics and the Ethical Standards of the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board as published by the AAMD and MDCB, respectively, and satisfy any state mandated regulations where applicable.