Academic Requirements

All coursework must be complete at the time of application

1) Applicants must have an Associates Degree  (or higher)  from an accredited college, university or educational institution.

 

2) Prerequisite courses (listed below) must be completed with a grade of "C" (3.0) or better:

- Chemistry (with a laboratory)

- Math (preferably Algebra or higher)

- Physics

- Human Anatomy and/or Physiology (2 separate courses, each with a laboratory)

- Written Communication (Any course requiring the submission of written material in English)

 

* Accredited educational programs are listed with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and with the U.S. Department of Education. 

** Education must be verifiable with a Diploma and Transcripts (Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an AICE or NACES-Accredited Evaluation Service).

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

Students are screened using the same strict protocols as employees

  1. Candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements for Federal service.

  2. Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English. 

  3. Candidates must pass a Tier 1 National security background investigation for federal security, suitability, fitness, and credentialing purposes, including a favorable FBI fingerprint result, favorable review of the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) and favorable review of the National Student Loan Data Base system (NSLDS) check.  

  4. Candidates must be physically able to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine technologist as determined by a pre-placement physical (See technical standards for more info).

  5. Candidates must comply with all Federal, State and local health screening and testing requirements and be current on all required vaccinations.

  6. Candidates who had a previous professional license/permit/certification denied, revoked, or suspended by a school, regulatory authority or certification board must disclose this information when applying.

  7. Candidates must carry their own health insurance while enrolled.

  8. Candidates must provide contact information for at least 2 professional references in the U.S., who are available to discuss the merits of the applicant with program officials prior to the selection date.

  9. While anyone can apply, selection preference is given to U.S. Citizens per Executive Order 11935.   U.S. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

  10. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Training Program strongly encourages applicants to have some healthcare experience, volunteer or otherwise.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Students must be able to work safely and effectively.  With this in mind, diversity is encouraged. We promote an environment of respect for everyone, and will make reasonable accommodations when possible.

  1. Communication: Candidates must be able to speak, hear, observe and effectively communicate both verbally and non-verbally.  

  2. Vision:  Candidates must be able to see (near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4) with depth perception.  Candidates must also be able to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors (glasses and contacts permitted, 20/40 correctable in both eyes).  

  3. Hearing: Candidates must be able hear normal conversation (aids permitted).

  4.  Work Environment: Candidates must be able to operate equipment, in noisy environments, around electrical energy, radioactive sources, needles, blood, infectious, toxic and biohazardous materials.  Candidates must wear a face mask, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.  

  5. Physical Standards: Candidates must be able to lift and carry up to 44 lbs, execute motor skills to transfer, position and care for patients; pull, push, reach above shoulders, walk and stand for extended periods, bend, squat and use both hands and fingers.

  6. Cognitive Standards:  Candidates must be able to problem-solve and respond to critical situations.  Unusual fatigue factors include mental strain and vigilance.  Candidates must have the ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, often in stressful environments.

  7. Travel Requirements:  Candidates must be able to commute to academic and clinical affiliates as assigned.  Commute times between affiliates may exceed 1 hour.

  8. Time Requirement:  Candidates must be available during the assigned shifts for the entirety of the program.  Shifts are typically Monday through Friday, 8-hours per day, beginning between the hours of 7:00am – 8:30am.  Most students must also allocate time for after-hour study.