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The Nuclear Medicine Technology Advisory Committee serves to provide ongoing communication between the sponsoring institution (Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences) and its affiliates for exchange of information and ideas, and coordination of the program. Meetings are held at least semi-annually to ensure students receive adequate instruction and clinical experience. The focus of the committee is to review and evaluate the curriculum and clinical experience while monitoring student progress in the various clinical areas. The members of the committee include the program chair, medical director, clinical coordinator, students, and representatives from clinical affiliates and the healthcare community.
To view an edition of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Advisory Committee Newsletter published by the nuclear medicine faculty, click on the appropriate link below.
Summer 2009 (Volume I, Issue 1)
Clinical practicum courses include clinical experience in all routine imaging procedures, pediatrics, nuclear equipment quality control, nuclear pharmacy, positron emission tomography and nuclear cardiology. Clinical affiliates exist in a variety of hospitals and private practice facilities. Clinical affiliates include:
For information relating to Clinical Adjunct Faculty click here.
Students entering the clinical education phase of the curriculum will have additional expenses to consider. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from clinical affiliates. In addition to transportation costs, students will be required to purchase uniforms in accordance with the dress code established by the nuclear medicine major.
For admission and progression, applicants must exhibit professional behavior and have the abilities and skills according to the standards published by Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences. Tp review Educational Outcomes and Facilities click on the College Catalog or BCHS Education Oucomes.
Additionally, students entering the nuclear medicine major must exhibit professional behavior and skills according to the technical standards listed below:
- Ability to communicate with a diverse population and the ability to be easily understood.
- Reading, writing and documenting patient information is required
Analytical skills/Critical Thinking Standard
- Ability to perform analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another and to prioritize tasks.
- Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment
- Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs, to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and calls for help
- Ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients, processing of medical images, and operation of imaging and medical equipment.
- Ability sufficient to assess patients, perform procedures and operate equipment.
- Physical ability, flexibility, strength and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Fine Motor Skills Standard
- Fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care
- Emotional and mental ability sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently and to react calmly and effectively in a stressful environment.