Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Fast Track

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

This program is designed for transfer students and bachelor degree holders. As a nuclear medicine technologist, you have the power to capture not only how organs and tissues look, but also how they work. In this program, you’ll build on your previous college studies to learn how to safely and compassionately administer radioactive drugs, or radiopharmaceuticals, to patients and obtain rapid-succession images where they concentrate in the body. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for your new career assisting physicians in detecting, and even treating, certain medical conditions. 

During the fast tracked time frame of 16 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. And you’ll be fully prepared to grow as a leader in healthcare.

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Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Required Courses For Students with a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab(8 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
  • Physics I (algebra-based) with lab (4 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit)
  • Pathophysiology (4 credits)

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Prior Degree:

  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include American History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Western Civilization)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)
  • Behavioral Science Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper level psychology course)

Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

NMT 215

Nuclear Medicine Procedures I

3

NMT 260

Informatics in Nuclear Medicine

3

NMT 271

Radiation Physics and Instrumentation I (w/ lab)

3

RSC 305

Patient Care in Imaging

3

RSC 310O

Cross-Sectional Anatomy

3

TOTAL


18

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

NMT 216

Nuclear Medicine Procedures II

3

NMT 250

Foundations of NMT Clinical Practice

1

NMT 265

Nuclear Cardiology

3

NMT 270

Radiopharmaceuticals

3

NMT 272

Radiation Physics and Instrumentation II

3

RSC 287

Radiation: Protection & Biology

3

TOTAL


16

Year I-Summer

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 5120

Healthcare Ethics

3

NMT 275

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

2

NMT 330C

Nuclear Medicine Internship I

12

TOTAL


17

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

NMT 332C

Nuclear Medicine Internship II

12

RAD 390O

Problem Solving in Nuclear Medicine

2

RSC 315

Computed Tomography Imaging

3

TOTAL


17

Total credits to complete requirements: 68 s.h.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for certification through examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. In the last 4 years student board exams results are as follow:

ARRT


2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

First Time Examinees

12

8

14

11

10

Pass Rate

100%

88%

100%

91%

100%

NMTCB


2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

First Time Examinees

13

3

5

7

3

Pass Rate

100%

100%

100%

86%

66%

Job Placement Rates



Employed as a nuclear medicine technologist within 6 months

Full time

Part time/PRN

#

%

#

%

2011

10

56%

4

22%

2012

6

50%

3

25%

2013

6

43%

2

14%



Continuing education

Not employed as an NMT

Non-respondent

#

%

#

%

#

%

2011

2

11%

NC

NC

2

11%

2012

2

17%

1

8%

0

0%

2013

3

21%

2

14%

1

17%

Graduation Rates

Year of Program Graduation

Initial Cohort

Graduating Class

Graduation Rate

2011

22

18

82%

2012

13

11

85%

2013

13

13

100%

 

Nuclear Medicine Lab Report

NMT lab

Tour the Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab, where students learn in an environment as advanced as the professional settings that await them. 

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