FELLOWSHIP EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please note that the format of the FCCPM exam is now somewhat different from previous years, so please review the following information carefully.

The oral examination will last approximately 90 minutes.  The first 15 minutes will be the candidate’s presentation on the primary project described in the Fellowship Exam Documentation Requirements. Candidates will be evaluated both on the quality and content of the presentation.  Note that this portion of the examination will not be allowed to run overtime. This will be followed by a 30-minute question period.  Questions will assess the project, excellence and leadership as indicated in the primary project, the optional second project and CV.  For the presentation, a multimedia projector will be available.  A laptop computer is available for you, or you may use your own laptop if you prefer.

The second section of the exam will be a question-and-answer session that is common to all candidates in your specialty.  The five categories are: Radiation Protection (or MRI Safety); Clinical Issues; Emerging Technologies; Legal/Ethical Issues and Cost/Benefit Analysis; and Competing Modalities.  You will be asked questions related to these topics by the examining committee. Details of the assessment may be found in the Fellowship Examination Standards.

The FCCPM exam strives to demonstrate excellence and leadership in our profession, in addition to in-depth knowledge acquired through practice in the field of medical physics.  The exam will consider not only the content of the response, but the manner of the presentation, and the ability to project solid and sound reasoning.