education

Continuing Education Overview

The AAMD is a professional organization that aims to offer a variety of continuing education (CE) opportunities for the medical dosimetry community. Please do not confuse the AAMD with the MDCB. The MDCB is a credentialing organization responsible for establishing certification and continuing education standards to enhance quality patient care.  

The AAMD offers continuing education through a variety of activities designed to enhance your knowledge, improve your performance, and satisfy your re-certification requirements. The CE activities offered through the AAMD are available in a face-to-face or online educational environment.  The terminology of CE activities offered are as follows:

  • Directed Journal Reading: selected Medical Dosimetry articles are available as online self-paced activities with a quiz for CE credit(s).
  • Live Webinar: a live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments.  Available as a recorded session after the live event.  A quiz needs to be completed for CE credits.
  • Virtual Meeting: a recorded annual or regional meeting presentation offered for online viewing with a quiz for CE credit.  NOTE: Any attendee who was present at the actual live meeting presentation can view the ‘virtual meeting’ but will not receive additional credit.
  • Recorded Presentation: a recorded presentation offered for online viewing with a quiz for CE credit.
  • Annual and Regional Meetings: live educational presentations during which attendees can ask questions and make comments. Attendees must be present in-person to receive CE credit.

The AAMD will continue to offer free education to members and non-members during National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day annual celebration in August, which will offer up to 5 additional CE credits.

Also, the AAMD will occasionally have sponsored CE activities that are free. The free activities will NOT count against a member's CE allowance of 12 credits (Members) or 25 credits (Members PLUS) for the year.
 

Continuing Education Member Categories

 

Member

Member PLUS

All AAMD membership categories eligible: Full CMD, Professional Associate, Student, Retired

X

X

Membership Cost

$200

$275

Cost for purchasing additional credits

$20/credit

$20/credit

Eligible for additional FREE CE credits offered

X

X

Total # of Online CE credits included w/paid membership

12

25

Bonus CE Credits – Live webinars during National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day Celebration in August

+5

+5

 

CE Credit Tracking

  • MDCB Credits
    • All AAMD CE activities are approved for MDCB credits
    • Automatic upload of credits to MDCB Learning Plans with 72 hours of completion
  • ARRT Credits
    • On May 1, 2020, the AAMD started approving, tracking and transferring Category A Credits earned through AAMD activities to the ARRT for AAMD members only.
    • The Category A Credits are based on calculations set forth by the ARRT.  The number of credits available may be different from those approved by MDCB.
    • AAMD will transfer credits to ARRT on the 14th and 28th of each month. For AAMD to be able to transfer credits, AAMD members need to include their ARRT ID# and DOB in their AAMD Profile.  

Q & A

Is there a maximum number of credits I can earn through the AAMD CE program?
No. For the Members category, you are limited to 12 CE credits as part of the paid membership fee ($200). But you can purchase additional credits at $20 per credit or choose Member PLUS category, which gives you a total of 25 credits for just $75 extra.

A benefit for both types of membership categories is that the AAMD offers free CE activities during the week of National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day (in mid-August) resulting in 5 additional FREE CE credits.

What is the cost per credit for any CE credits that I want to purchase beyond the credits included with my membership?
Member          $20/credit

Non-Member  $35/credit

How can I help expand the CE program?
One goal of the AAMD is to stay current with specific educational needs for all members. We welcome any input in order to create meaningful CE activities. Here are ways you can help to expand the CE program:

  • Contact aamd@medicaldosimetry.org with ideas for topics, presenters, and content
  • Present a recorded presentation
  • Help recruit other presenters for activities within the CE Center