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2020 Application
2020 Reference Forms
2020 Observation Form

Academic Requirements:

Qualified applicants should have an overall GPA of 3.0 and must have a baccalaureate degree in a related science field (i.e., biology, chemistry, physics, radiologic technology), or be eligible for that degree, at the completion of the program through an affiliated university.

Students are required to have completed the following coursework (or corresponding content equivalent):

  • Physics 1 and 2 (non-calculus based or higher) with lab
  • Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with lab
  • College Algebra or higher
  • Humanities course
  • Social Sciences course
  • Speech/Oral Communications (or equivalent)
  • English Comp 1 and 2 (or equivalent)
  • Medical Terminology (or equivalent)
  • Computer Science/Applications (or equivalent experience)

Clinical Observation Requirements:

As part of the preparation for application to the VUMC Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, applicants are required to spend 16 hours of clinical observation in a Nuclear Medicine department or clinic. The prospective student observation window at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is open annually from late December through early March. Please contact the program director to schedule clinical observation.

Admissions Process

Selection is based on: 1) scholastic background, 2) references, 3) relevant work, volunteer, or extracurricular experience, and 4) interview.

A completed application will include:

  • Completed Application with $50 Fee
  • Observation Form(s) documenting 16 hours of clinical observation
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended

Student selections are made by an Admissions Committee consisting of the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, Administrative Personnel in the Center for Programs in Allied Health, and Instructor(s). Applicants selected for appointment to the program must successfully complete a background check before final acceptance into the program. Qualified applicants with a bachelor’s degree from any accredited college or university are eligible for appointment. Students who have not received a bachelor’s degree must be enrolled at APSU or MTSU and must have the recommendation of the program director at their school in order to be considered for appointment.

See the Program Handbook for more details.

Mail applications to:

CPiAH Administration
NMT Program
2211 Garland Ave
MRB IV, 3402
Nashville, TN 37232-0495