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APEx Surveyors

Thank you for your interest in becoming an APEx Surveyor. ASTRO is currently seeking radiation oncologists and medical physicists who would like to become an APEx Surveyor. Please review the information on this page before beginning your application. Once you have reviewed the content, select Surveyor Portal at the bottom of the page.

Surveyor Spotlight


Beth Beadle

Beth Beadle, MD
Stanford University, California

Number of APEx Facility Visits? I just completed my first visit. I was extremely impressed with the organization and preparation of the group, support of my physics surveyor partner, and overwhelming collegiality of the interactions.

Why are you an APEx Surveyor? I think that standardization is crucial for safety in radiation oncology, and all of us struggle with similar issues. I became an APEx surveyor to be able to see solutions integrated into a variety of practices and be part of a process to establish procedures to improve the quality of care.

What have I learned from beingin an APEx Surveyor that I've brought back to my own practice? The APEx Surveyor training was high-yield, it helped consolidate best practice recommendations and provided metrics for quality of care. In addition to the training, the facility visit allowed me to see ways that standardization of documentation improves communication, compliance and patient care.  I have already recommended template and policy changes for my practice, and I look forward to learning other approaches in future site visits.

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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