Redefining and Reinvigorating the Role of Physics in Modern Medicine.View Committee Leadership
Medical Physics is at a crossroads. Broad and profound changes in the delivery of healthcare are underway and accelerating, and it is urgent for our profession to address these changes head-on.
We are faced with new mandates to deliver value-based, personalized, and evidence-based medicine. Reimbursements are diminishing at the same time. These realities necessitate medical physics to change. In any progression of this nature, it is crucial to understand the goals and proactively set a standard that can clarify, unify, and motivate the advancement.
Medical Physics 3.0 (MP3.0) is an initiative to define and practice sustainable excellence in medical physics. MP3.0 is re-visiting our roots and re-envisioning our desired contributions to quality healthcare.
It asks the question of whether we are fulfilling our potential, and if we are not, how we can do so. MP3.0 is based on the core premise that medical physicists have a unique calling and expertise to be scientific agents of precision and innovation in the development and practice of medicine.
MP3.0 aims to foster a culture within medical physics of seizing such opportunities, engaging proactively and meaningfully in patient care, and growing and building upon the unique skills of medical physicists.
For the complete description, please see the excellent presentation “What is Medical Physics 3.0”.