Involvement in a professional organization is one of the best ways of getting the support, education, and experience you need to advance your career.
AAMI offers many ways to get involved; here are just a few.
- Join AAMI. AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a unique alliance of more than 6,000 members from around the world united by one mission—to increase the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation through effective standards, educational programs, and publications. Click here to learn more about membership. To join, please contact Dawn Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-332-2264, ext. 1220.
- Become active in your local biomedical society. If your region doesn’t have such a group, take the lead in organizing one. It could be as simple as hosting a lunch and inviting the lead technicians at your local hospitals to discuss work-related issues. AAMI offers many resources to help create a local biomed society. Click here to learn more.
- Promote the field. Many smart, talented people pursue careers in other fields because they don’t even know what the biomedical field is about. Share your expertise at a local high school or college career fair, or serve in an advisory capacity at a local college.
- Become an author for AAMI publications. Your work will reach more than 14,000 medical technology professionals, and you will receive certification renewal credit and be eligible for an annual award. For more information, please contact Sean Loughlin at email@example.com or 703-253-8285.
- Become certified. AAMI offers resources for candidates pursuing CBET, CLES, or CRES certification. Certification demonstrates that successful applicants have the knowledge to ensure a safe, reliable healthcare environment. It also demonstrates to employers a significant commitment to your career. Click here to learn more.
- Attend AAMI’s Annual Conference and Expo. This is a perfect opportunity to learn from the many educational sessions and network with your peers. Click here for more information.
- Participate in standards development. AAMI welcomes participation of interested parties in the development of its standards, recommended practices, and technical information reports. There are several ways to become involved, including submitting a new work item proposal, joining a technical committee, submitting comments on public review drafts, and attending open meetings of AAMI committees and working groups. Click here for more information.
- Train with industry and regulatory representatives from around the globe. Participate, share and learn with Quality System professionals! Designed to facilitate and enhance the dialogue among medical device professionals from both the manufacturing and regulatory environments, AAMI’s comprehensive and interactive 2½ to 4 day training programs provide a unique learning experience for quality assurance/regulatory affairs professionals; design, process, and software engineers; risk management managers; compliance officers; and standards application managers. Click here to learn more.
- Share your resources. AAMI's Technology Management Council collects materials from hospitals, biomedical associations, publications, and has made it available on the AAMI website at HTM Resources. To share your resources, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more.