EFOMP’s “Mentoring in Research programme”

Publication Date: Mar 25th, 2020 07:11, Category: EFOMP Announcements

The new programme “Mentoring in Research” aims at supporting early-career Medical Physicists (MPs) who want to set up a research project. It is about mentors helping mentees who have little access to research resources.
Potential mentees are early-career medical physicists (less than 7 years’ experience in the field of medical physics after their under-graduate degree) and who are in situations where t is hard or impossible to find an experienced MPE (or a medical doctor/radiobiologist) who is willing to advise on a research programme or innovation.

Selection of mentees starts with a network event organized by EFOMP at the next ECMP congress in September 2020 (Torino, Italy). The event will host 25 potential mentees. Interested candidates should send an email with CV and motivation letter to sciencecommittee@efomp.org by May 1st. The selection will be made in terms of geographical diversity, motivation and needs. More detailed information about the event will be announced on the ECMP2020 and EFOMP web sites.


In order to promote mentor turnover, mentorship is supported by EFOMP for no longer than 12 months.

More information: EMPNews Spring 2020 (page13)


The Mentoring in Research programme is being prepared by:


Ad Maas (Chair of Professional Matters Committee)

Ana Tornero-López (Dr. Negrín Hospital, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria),

Joao Seco (DKFZ and University Heidelberg)

Per Poulsen (Aarhus University Hospital)

Richard Amos (Proton therapy centre, UCL)

Brendan McClean (Vice Chair of Science Committee) 

Yolanda Prezado (Chair of Science Committee).