The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists is excited to announce the completion of its Advanced Practice Registered Technologist (APRT) Certification Pilot.
CAMRT would like to recognize and congratulate the three radiation therapist candidates that took part in the pilot process. Lori Holden of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Michelle Lau from the Credit Valley Hospital (both in Toronto) and Lilian Doerwald from the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, ON, successfully navigated the three phases of the new APRT certification process. All three also receive the distinct honour of being the first MRTs in Canada to carry the APRT(T) designation after their names. Each also contributed much to the learnings for the association, as it moved this process forward for launch nationally.
“This is, indeed, an incredible milestone for medical radiation technologists in Canada,” remarked Nicole Harnett, RTT and project lead for the Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) initiative at Cancer Care Ontario. “With the dedication and hard work of so many people, we have been able to realize what we previously thought was not achievable – a valid, nationally standardized professional designation – Advanced Practice Registered Technologist (APRT).”
Mark Given, Director of Professional Practice at CAMRT, and lead for the APRT Certification process at the association also noted the enormous significance of the milestone: “These APRTs represent a new pinnacle for MRT clinical practice and set the path for the development of advanced practice roles in all MRT disciplines.”
Following the successful piloting of the process, the CAMRT will be rolling out the Advanced Practice Certification in Radiation Therapy this Summer. Please stay tuned, information will be posted to https://www.camrt.ca/mrt-profession/advanced-practice/. Contact Katherine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for all enquiries.
This work would not have been possible without the many contributions from the candidates, the APRT Certification Committee, as well as contributions from Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. The CAMRT thanks all of you for your support.