Nuclear Medicine Technology


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  • Nuclear Medicine Technology FAQ

     

    Do I have to make a minimum grade in order to receive credit for my courses and progress in the program?

    Yes, all students are required to complete each course with a minimum grade of "C" in order to continue in the program.

    Can I work while attending the program?

    The NMT program is a full-time commitment, which is equivalent to a 40-hour work week for the duration of the 12-month program.  In addition, a minimum of ten hours is required per week outside of class for homework and other assignments.  Consequently, outside employment is discouraged.  Students may not work in any nuclear medicine department while enrolled in the program and are not allowed to assume responsibility or take the place of qualified NMT staff. 

    What type of degree/certificate will I receive when I complete this course/program of study?

    The graduate will receive a post-baccalaureate certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology. This certificate is recognized by the ARRT and NMTCB and will allow the student to sit for either exam.

    How many clinic hours are required?

    Students attend clinical rotations from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 7 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday.

    Where can I perform my clinical requirements?

    The clinical Facilities are located throughout Central Mississippi. Check on the "curriculum" page under our "academics" tab for locations.

    When I finish this program, what registry/certification examination will I be eligible to take?

    The graduate will receive a post-baccalaureate certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology. This certificate is recognized by the ARRT and NMTCB and will allow the student to sit for either exam.

    What is the deadline for applications?

    The deadline is April 1 .

    Do I have to be a registered radiographer to enter the program?

    Many applicants to the program anticipate completing their Radiologic Sciences program in May and beginning the NMT program in June. In this case, you may be accepted into the program with the provision that you provide proof of successful graduation from an Accredited Radiologic Technology/Sciences Program and that you successfully achieve certification by the ARRT(R) prior to the end of the summer NMT semester. 

    The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will also consider applications of individuals who have bachelor degrees and extensive health care experience in other allied health professions.  These individuals must show proof of current professional credentials and/or licensure.

    All students must have completed the prerequisite courses prior to enrollment into the program.  

     

    Am I required to complete observation hours before I am accepted into the program?

    Yes, the observation form will be a part of your interview scoring matrix. The observation is required so that you will have an understanding of the profession to ensure that it is a proper fit for you.

    Can I receive financial aid while attending the program?

    Yes, you may be eligible for financial aid. The University of Mississippi Medical Center Financial Aid Office can best assist you in your application for financial aid, grants and/or student loans. Your individual situation must be assessed to determine the type of aid which you may qualify. To contact the Financial Aid Office, click here for additional info to find out about current financial aid opportunities.

    Can I attend the program part-time, or must I attend on a full-time basis?

    The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is a full-time commitment, which is equivalent to a 40-hour work week for the duration of the 12-month program.

    What is the schedule of courses?

    Didactic classes are Tu./ Th, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Clinical rotations are M/W/F, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Tu/Th, 7 a.m.-noon. 

    How many courses must I take in order to progress in the program?

    Students must complete all 30 credit hours in sequence in order to progress.