Crouse Health and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MSCPHS) School of Nuclear Medicine have partnered to provide local health professionals an opportunity to become a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Designed for students located in the Upstate New York region who hold an associate’s degree in medical imaging or a bachelor’s degree in any field, this 12 to 14-month program builds on previous college studies, preparing participants to become a Board Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist licensed in New York State for the practice of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Course work will be completed on-line through MSCPHS, with clinical training to be provided at Crouse Hospital, one of several New York State hospitals to participate in the program.
Students will learn how to obtain rapid-succession images of where radiopharmaceuticals concentrate in the body, giving the medical team insight essential to diagnosing patients. Students will also discover the functions of the many organs and tissues found in the human anatomy and learn how to treat a variety of medical conditions using targeted radiation.
“We’re excited to partner with MSCPHS on this innovative educational and clinical opportunity,” says Brad Hellwig, Director of Medical Imaging at Crouse Health. Students will follow a synchronous distance/online class schedule, offering the flexibility of online education coupled with the community-building experience associated with classroom learning. “Program participants will work alongside industry experts and gain firsthand knowledge of what it’s like to be a Nuclear Medicine Technologist,” adds Hellwig.
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