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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

Raj Varadhan, PhD
Minneapolis Radiation Oncology

Number of APEx Facility Visits: I have done five APEx facility visits so far. Two of those have been in the virtual format after the COVID-19 pandemic.

When was your first facility visit? My first facility visit was in January 2019 to a large practice in the mid-west. I did my survey with Jean Wright, MD.

Why are you an APEx Surveyor?
I am an APEx Surveyor because I truly believe APEx advances the quality and safety of patient care in today’s complex practice, given the often changing technology in radiation planning and delivery. I have realized being an active APEx Surveyor serves a dual role. In addition to critically and objectively evaluating whether a Radiation Oncology Practice (ROP) conforms to APEx Standards, I often leave the survey with something learnt from the process. Engaging in interviews with physicians, physicists and other team members from all over the United States gives me a different perspective on many aspects of radiation oncology processes. I often try to implement some of what I have learnt in my own practice that can potentially lead to more optimized solutions. This process is both intellectually engaging and fruitful from a continuous quality improvement perspective. I find this to be one of the biggest benefits to be an active APEx Surveyor and strongly value my association with APEx and its overall goals.

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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