2017 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is 10 week summer program designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. The term of the fellowship is May - September. The mentor and Fellow will determine the exact 10 week schedule. In this program, AAPM serves as a clearinghouse to match exceptional students with exceptional medical physicists, many who are faculty at leading research centers. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be an AAPM summer fellow. Each summer fellow receives a $5000 stipend from AAPM. The stipend is based upon an expectation of 40-hour per week effort for 10 weeks.
Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Students with graduation date of May 2017 are not eligible. Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.
Construct a 1-page typewritten self-statement (font with Times New Roman, 11 pts minimum, and 1” margin space all around). It should include a brief academic history, a statement of how one became knowledgeable of medical physics, and one’s future goals upon graduation. Combine the Application and Self Statement into one PDF and upload online. DO NOT Mail the application and self statement.
2 signed Letters of Reference can sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org or mailed to the address below.
Official transcripts can be sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org
About American Association of Physicists in Medicine
The mission of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine is to advance the science, education and professional practice of Medical Physics; a broad-based scientific and professional discipline which encompasses physical principles with applications in biology and medicine. With 8552 members, AAPM supports the Medical Physics community with a focus on advancing patient care through educati...on, improving safety and efficacy of radiation oncology and medical imaging procedures through research, and the maintenance of professional standards. AAPM has a staff of 26 and an annual budget of 10.5M, and is located at 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
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The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.