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Career Guidance

Whichever stage of your career you are at, you’ll have decisions to make about what comes next, whether in advance of a transition or as a result of something unexpected.

We explain how we can support you through some specific changes which may happen in your career.


| What’s in Career decisions


Recently qualified

If you’ve just achieved a degree in Medical Physics, you have a wide range of options open to you, from further study to finding a new job. We can help you to make the best choice for you.


Working in academia

Pursuing an academic career after obtaining Medical Physics degree, is a popular option for medical physicists. Some people love the academic freedom it offers, but there are downsides. How do you decide if an academic career is right for you and make a success of it?


Careers outside academia

If you have done a PhD or other academic research and want to consider taking your career in a different direction you have many options to consider. Whether you want to consider using your skills in hospital, or in research centres, we show you how to explore your available career options.



Teaching Medical Physics courses can be a wonderfully rewarding career. We can help you decide whether teaching is right for you, and showcase the many routes into the profession so that you can pick the one that’s best for you.



Becoming a consultant is a great way of making the most of your professional skills and expertise for technical experts later on in their career, but it’s not without its pitfalls. There are several things you need to know.


Facing redundancy

In today’s employment market increasing numbers of professional people are discovering that their careers are subject to abrupt change, and for many, being made redundant is part of their career journey. Find out how we can support you.


Approaching retirement

Many people look forward to retirement, others are concerned about it. We show you how to make a successful transition from working to being retired.

Membership benefits

As Ghana’s professional body for Medical Physicists, we provide you with relevant networking opportunities, support you as an individual throughout your career through our services and membership benefits, and support your organization through our tailored initiatives.

On these pages you can find more information as well as ways to get involved, how to become a member and help in managing your membership online.

Our members make us what we are – vibrant professionals advancing excellence in the medical physics.

We represent and support our members, bringing together medical physicists from all over the country.

| Which membership category is right for me?

The type of membership you should apply for depends on your engagement with the medical physics.

  • Professional Member – membership in this class will be limited to a person resident in Ghana who are qualified by academic training and relevant Clinical experience, as defined in the Code of Ethics of the GSMP, to practice as Professional Medical Physicist in Ghana.
  • Participating Member – this class of membership shall be open to associated professionals and persons who, because of their academic qualifications and work involvement are considered qualified to make a contribution to Medical Physics.
  • Corresponding Member – this class of membership shall be made available to persons who are qualified in all respects for professional membership and are residing and practicing Medical Physics in other countries. Entrance to this class of membership shall be by invitation of the Society or by nomination of two of its members.
  • An Affiliate should be a person who is capable of and interested in rendering service to the field of Medical Physics; and whose work should be so related to applications of Medical Physics that admission to this grade will contribute to the welfare of the Society.
  • Student Member
    • Doctoral Student Member shall be doctoral students who have completed all requirements for that degree may be inducted without restriction.
    • Graduate Student Member shall be a candidate for masters degrees whose academic rank is high may be inducted following completion of at least 50 percent of their degree program.
    • Baccalaureate Student Member shall be a student regularly enrolled and working towards a degree in an approved Medical Physics curriculum, or towards an Medical Physics degree in a regionally accredited institution.