Improving Health Through Medical Physics

The Working Group for Non-Clinical Professionals (WGNC) Report

Nick W. Marsh, MS | Chandler, AZ

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 44 No. 4 — July | August 2019

The Working Group for Non-Clinical Professionals: Providing Resources

Professionals who do not work in a clinic may find that the resources they need are not available through the AAPM. Some of the goals of the AAPM Working Group for Non Clinical Professionals (WGNC) are to address the creation of these resources, to aid the growth and development of these career paths, and to be the voice of the non-clinical professionals inside of the AAPM—ensuring that, as we move forward as an Association, these needs are addressed. The WGNC has outlined ten primary objectives in its charge, which may be found on the AAPM website. If you have an idea or need that you believe the WGNC can address—or you'd like to volunteer with the WGNC—please contact the Working Group Chair, Christine Gnaster. All ideas are welcome. We ask that you allow the WGNC to be your advocate in our Association by communicating where the AAPM may serve you better. The WGNC will be gathering at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 14th at 11:00 AM Central in the Travis CD room, 3rd floor.

Book Club

We have created a book club with the goals of fostering communication between professionals (both clinical and non-clinical), creating an opportunity for professional growth through self-guided education, and identifying more ways that the AAPM can better serve its non-clinical professional members. The first book to be read will be Mindset: The New Psychology of Success written by Carol S. Dweck, PhD. In this brilliant book, Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. To sign up for the book club, please email Alison Roth at with your name and state.

Non-Clinical Events at the Annual Meeting

Non-Clinical Career Expo

Sunday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the stairs in the Night Ballroom Foyer

Breaking Out of the Clinic: Non-Clinical Careers in Medical Physics

Wednesday, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM in room 302

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