Nuclear Medicine Technology : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS

Advisement

Students interested in NMT are encouraged to contact Kelli Hickey, Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, for academic advisement. Ms. Hickey can be reached at khickey@buffalo.edu or at (716) 829-3005. Also, interested students are encouraged to visit a hospital nuclear medicine department before applying to the program. For more information on a hospital department tour, students should contact Elpida S. Crawford at esc@buffalo.edu or (716) 838-5889, ext. 115.

Acceptance Information

Freshman Admission Policy.
Freshman students who enter the university as declared nuclear medicine technology majors are admitted into the program on a conditional basis. A seat in NMT for these students is guaranteed if they meet the 3 conditions listed: (1) the student makes satisfactory progress towards the completion of all lower division math and science prerequisite courses in the first 2 years, (2) attains a grade of C or better in all required math and science prerequisite courses completed, and (3) the student attain a minimum math and science prerequisite GPA of 3.0. Students entering via the Freshman Admissions Policy must submit a Promotion to Professional Program Request form by February 15th of the sophomore year. All students that enter the NMT Program via the qualified freshman admissions policy will also be interviewed in March of the sophomore year.

General Admission.
Students accepted into nuclear medicine technology as freshmen who do not meet the three conditions listed above, as well as students wishing to change their major, are considered for placement in the program through the regular admission process. All students with a minimum prerequisite course GPA of 2.5 are encouraged to apply. Applications are made online through the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu.

All students must complete all required prerequisite courses prior to the fall semester in which they start taking upper division NMT professional sequence courses.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must be accepted by the university and meet the program admission criteria. Prerequisite courses taken at another school must be equivalent in content. Questions regarding prerequisite course equivalency should be directed to the program director.

Transfer applicants must complete their university application (which includes sending official transcripts of the fall semester work) prior to January 15.

Nuclear Medicine Technology - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Applications to the program should be made before February 15 in the sophomore year. A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite science and mathematics courses is necessary for consideration for admission into the program. Every applicant who completes the prerequisite courses prior to admission and has the minimum GPA is invited for an interview. Selection is based on GPA and information gathered through the interview process. Decisions regarding acceptance are made prior to the end of the spring semester.

Prerequisite Courses

ANA 113 Human Anatomy
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I/Lab
STA 119 Statistical Methods (may substitute PSY 207 Psychological Statistics)

Required Courses

NMD 305 Immunology For NMT
NMD 324 Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab
NMD 325 Radiation Safety for NMT
NMD 350 X-Ray and CT Physics
NMD 427 Radiation Biology
NMD 340 Patient Care and Management in NMT
NMD 399 InVivo Studies I
NMD 400 InVivo Studies II
NMD 401 InVivo Studies III
NMD 415 Radionuclide Therapy
NMD 416 Departmental Management for NMT
NMD 421 Basic Radiation Science
NMD 424 Nuclear Instrumentation
NMD 425 Clinical Conference A
NMD 426 Clinical Conference B
NMD 451 Radiopharmacy
NMD 496 Clinical Rotation (repeatable for credit)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...94

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall BIO 200, CHE 101
Spring BIO 201, CHE 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall ANA 113, PHY 101, PHY 151; CHE 201 (recommended), NMD 210 (recommended)
Spring PGY 300, STA 119 (may substitute PSY 207); CHE 202 (recommended)

THIRD YEAR
Fall NMD 305, NMD 421, NMD 325, NMD 399, NMD 427
Spring NMD 324, NMD 340, NMD 350, NMD 424, NMD 451, NMD 400

FOURTH YEAR
Fall NMD 401, NMD 425, NMD 496
Spring NMD 415, NMD 416, NMD 426, NMD 496

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:51 EST