Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
If you have a keen interest in the health sciences and computer technology and are looking for a people-oriented career, consider Nuclear Medicine Technology. Nuclear Medicine combines chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease.
Students interested in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program should contact Dr. Alan Cooper, NMT Coordinator, Office: S-305-D, 508-929-8000; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brochures and applications can be obtained from Dr. Cooper. Information is also available in the
Worcester State University Catalog. Tours of the Nuclear Medicine facilities at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center may be reserved by calling Mr. Leo A. Nalivaika, MBA,CNMT; 508-856-2649;
For more information on nuclear medicine technology check out The Society for Nuclear Medicine WebSite: http://www.snm.org
For information about the Department of Nuclear Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School check out http://www.umassmed.edu/nuclear_med/NMT/.
The NMT Selection Committee interviews candidates in February of every year. Selected students begin the NMT Program during the Summer Session(s). Application forms may be obtained from Dr. Cooper.
Students who have completed or will have completed at least six of the prerequisite courses* by the end of the Spring Semester are eligible for the Program.**
Undergraduates are eligible for the two year upper-level program.*** Those students who have already completed a bachelor's degree are eligible for the one-year postgraduate NMT Program.
* The Prerequisite Courses for the NMT Program:
BI 161, BI 162 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
MA 200, MA 201 Calculus I & II
Two semesters of Physics from either
PY 221, PY222 General Physics I & II or
PY 241, PY 242 Physics I & II
Two semesters of Chemistry from either
CH 120, CH 121 General Chemistry I & II or
CH 110, CH 111 Introduction to General, Organic & Biochemistry I & II
** A student who lacks one or two of the eight prerequisite courses should still apply and come to the interview. The student may be accepted on a conditional basis on the proviso that the prerequisite courses be completed during the summer session(s).
***Students who are entering their senior year and are unsure whether to register for the one-year or the two-year program should consult with Dr. Cooper.
Technical specialty courses of the NMT Program are:
BI 252 Radiation Biology
PY 310 Modern Physics
BI/PY 451 & BI/PY 452 Nuclear Instrumentation I and II
BI 461, BI 462, BI 463, & BI 464 NMT Clinical Practicum I, II, III and IV
BI/CH 453 Radiopharmaceuticals
BI/CH 465 & BI/CH 466 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology I and II