Course work includes anatomy, physiology, physics, mathematics, instrumentation and diagnostic imaging. Clinical education is carried out at various area facilities, including Prince George's Hospital Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Doctors Community Hospital, Nycomed Amersham, Washington Hospital Center, and Georgetown University Hospital. This clinical experience gives you a chance to apply your knowledge while in a health care setting.
The Nuclear Medicine Program offers two choices, a certificate Program and a two-year associate's degree in applied science (AAS). These two options run concurrently, with the nuclear medicine curriculum consisting of 18 months.
After completing the extensive didactic and clinical training, graduates are prepared to take the national certification/registration exams administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The program has been fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology since 1978.
Graduates of the program have a 92 percent pass rate on the national certification examinations, and have had a 100 percent pass rate for 14 of the past 21 years.
Current admission criteria include successful completion of BIO 2050/2060, PSC 1150 or CHM 1010, MAT 1120/1140, and CIS 1050.
All students must be certified in CPR before starting their clinical rotations, must complete a Health Assessment Form, and must pass a clinical background check.
Several of the graduates have held office in the local and national chapters of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.