Students in the nuclear medicine program at Regis College combine courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics to use the tools needed to diagnose and treat a wide variety of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders.
The program blends a strong foundation of technical skills with the traditional values of a liberal arts education. Students receive hands-on experiences in Regis’ state-of-the-art nuclear medicine lab before going to complete clinical rotations at cutting-edge hospitals and medicals centers in or around Boston, often working alongside leading technologists and physicians in the field. Faculty-led international trips and involvement within local and national professional meetings enhance student's opportunities to immerse themselves in the field before graduating.
Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a bachelor of science in nuclear medicine and are eligible to sit for the national certification board exams in nuclear medicine offered by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program will prepare graduates who:
Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.
The nuclear medicine technologist works directly with patients to acquire and prepare images for interpretation by a nuclear medicine physician, radiologist, or cardiologist. The major responsibilities of the nuclear medicine technologist include:
I traveled to London with other nuclear medical students where we visited Kings College Hospital. It was fascinating to see how nuclear medicine is handled in other areas of the globe. It definitely gave us a different perspective on how technology is used all over the world.Kiana Kote '21