University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences

Nuclear Medicine Technology Concentration

The University of Vermont's Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences concentration in nuclear medicine technology introduces students to the process of using small amounts of radioactivity to diagnose disease, provide therapy and research new procedures.

Through classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience, students gain a solid foundation in the physical sciences and the evaluation and diagnostic testing procedures required for eligibility for licensing in the field. All UVM nuclear medicine technology students spend a full semester at an off-campus affiliate site to acquire clinical competency prior to taking national certification and licensure examinations.

Curriculum

The nuclear medicine technology curriculum includes focused study in chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and human blood cell biology to prepare students for state licensure exams and national certification as nuclear medicine technologists. Interested students may also elect to participate in an internship to complete the eligibility criteria for Computed Tomography (CT) Scan certification by the American Association of Radiologic Technologists.

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The UVM Course Catalogue describes specific requirements designated by catalogue year. The CNHS Undergraduate Handbook outlines academic standards.

Clinical Experience

The nuclear medicine technology clinical practicum provides students with an opportunity to perform clinical procedures using computer-interfaced instrumentation, state-of-the-art equipment, and current methodologies. Working one-on-one with a professional nuclear medicine technologist in a hospital setting, students learn to recognize and solve problems and conduct research, and gain skills to assume future leadership roles.

Clinical Affiliates

*Students are assigned to one of these institutions for their internships.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Faculty

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Careers

UVM nuclear medicine technology alumni take jobs in a variety of settings, including major medical and independent imaging centers and smaller hospitals, and universities involved in clinical research.

The baccalaureate degree provides a foundation for professional certification as a nuclear medicine technologist. Students also pursue advanced study in radiation safety, radiation physics, and medicine.

Opportunities for Students

Undergraduate research programs and opportunities for involvement in clubs and professional organizations, as well as study abroad for nuclear medicine technology students at the University of Vermont are widely available and varied.

Certification

Program graduates may acquire certification by sitting for an exam with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The Board of Radiologic Technology governs licensure requirements for the state of Vermont. Successful completion of one or both of the certification exams establishes eligibility for state licensure in Vermont or any other state.

Licensure Exam Pass Rate

Period Licensure Exam Pass Rate
2013
100%
2012
82%
2011
100%
2010
100%
4-Year Average
96%

The licensure pass rate is reported by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). This information has been reported to the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Accreditation

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at the University of Vermont has been re-accredited for the period 2007-2014 by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Rd. STE 130, #203 Edmond, OK, 73003; Phone: (405) 285-0546.

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