Director’s Welcome


…to the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA) program, offered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), Saint Louis University (SLU), and Georgia Regents University (GRU).  This master’s level program offers you an opportunity to advance your career in nuclear medicine by assuming increased clinical responsibilities for patients and demonstrating leadership in the advancement of molecular science.

This unique program is designed for experienced nuclear medicine technologists who have a strong desire to advance their careers and yet retain the personal, one-on-one relationship with patients.  The NMAA program is an interactive, distance learning program delivered by a combination of Blackboard-based online instruction and clinical instruction at your place of employment and at UAMS clinical affiliates, as may be required.  Course scheduling is flexible and is particularly suited to the student who intends to complete the program on a part-time basis.

Although UAMS is the degree-granting institution, the NMAA program itself is offered through the Nuclear Imaging Consortium for Education (NICE), collaboration among UAMS, SLU, UMC, and GRU.  These four institutions, each of which currently offers a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology, cooperate in curriculum development, course instruction, and supervision of NMAA students.  This educational consortium promotes the sharing of academic and clinical resources and will broaden the scope of education each student receives.  The Master of Imaging Sciences degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of our NMAA program.

The “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the Web site should answer many of your questions.  If you have other issues or concerns, please feel free to contact us at or at 501-686-6946.

Best regards,

Mark Wallenmeyer, MBA, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMTS
Director, Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate Program