Survey on the practical implication of the ESTRO/EFOMP Core Curriculum for education and training of Medical Physics Experts in Radiotherapy

Publication Date: Apr 20th, 2024 18:30, Category: EFOMP Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

We are reaching out to you to fill out the ESTRO-EFOMP Core Curriculum questionnaire and potentially participate in a discussion with us.

In 2019, an ESTRO/EFOMP working group performed a survey to assess the current education and training practice in Europe [1] and, in 2022, the ESTRO/EFOMP Core Curriculum for education and training of Medical Physics Experts in Radiotherapy, 3rd Edition was published [2].

Further to this, a new survey has been designed to understand the perception of each European country/national society of the ESTRO/EFOMP updated Core Curriculum (CC). The aim is to identify barriers that might impact the CC implementation at a national level. In particular, this updated questionnaire contains questions about context, application and potential changes to the national curricula to comply with the CC.

There are 36 questions in this survey, divided in four sections, and it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete it. Some questions are similar to the ones in the 2019 questionnaire, so that we can see if things have changed in the meantime, perhaps also as a result of the revised 2022 ESTRO/EFOMP CC.

We rely on your valuable collaboration in completing the survey through the following link:  

The deadline for completing the questionnaire is 31 May 2024.

Given the complexity and diversity of the education and training in countries, we extend the opportunity to National Societies for an informal discussion to address and clarify specific issues related to the questionnaire, aiming to obtain clear and comprehensive answers. We kindly request one response per national society.  The questionnaire is also provided in PDF format (attached), to facilitate deliberation within the National Society Board.

The results of this survey will be published in an anonymous form.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Cristina Garibaldi

We sincerely thank you for your support and look forward to our collaboration on this important project.

Best regards,

The ESTRO/EFOMP working group.

[1] Garibaldi et al. Towards an updated ESTRO-EFOMP core curriculum for education and training of Medical Physics Experts in Radiotherapy – Assessment of current education and training practice in Europe. Phys Med. 2021 :84:65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.03.030.

[2] Garibaldi et al. The 3rd ESTRO-EFOMP core curriculum for medical physics experts in radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2022;170:89-94. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2022.02.012