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Daily Practice

APEx Surveyors

Thank you for your interest in becoming an APEx Surveyor. ASTRO is currently only seeking radiation oncologists who would like to become an APEx Surveyor. Please review the information on this page before beginning your application. Once you are ready, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Surveyor Portal to begin.


Surveyor Spotlight

 

Malika Siker

Tom Boike, MD, MMM
MHP Radiation Oncology Institute/GenesisCare, Detroit

Number of APEx Facility Visits: 14

When was your first facility visit?
My first survey was in 2017. It was a fantastic day of reviewing and learning. It was great to see all the people from the different craft groups in radiation treatment involved in safety and quality. The team interview really drove this home for me and I was hooked.

Why are you an APEx Surveyor?
Radiation oncology is a small field and I was encouraged by a friend to help with APEx. I looked at ASTRO's Safety is No Accident and APEx's Standards and they really spoke to the safe and quality care I wanted for my patients. APEx training had CME credit attached to it, so I thought I didn't have anything to lose, and I started right in. I got a lot out of the training and continue with each site facility visit to learn more about quality, safety and efficiency in care. It has really been energizing for me to see departments come together to build processes around safety and quality all for the patient's benefit. This energy keeps me engaged and coming back to volunteer for more surveys. My clinic and patients have also benefited from me learning more ways, efficient ways, and safer ways to do things as I survey different sites. I also have to thank my group Michigan Healthcare Professionals/GenesisCare for allowing me the time to do this. I have a busy clinic of my own and my group sees the value in having me survey for APEx.

Surveyor Requirements
Accreditation Knowledge
Continuing Education
Computer Skills
Professional Conduct and Use of Appropriate Communication
Conflicts of Interest
Compliance with Policies
Surveyor Agreement

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