How to Apply
The program may begin in any semester. Applications postmarked by June 1 will be considered for fall semester; by November 1, for spring semester; and by March 1, for summer semester. The forms specific to the program may be found on the program’s website. Send all requested materials to the CHP Welcome Center. Applicants must provide:
- Application for Admission: We are currently not accepting any applications to the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate program.
- Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
- Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your coursework.
- Preceptor and Affiliate Agreement Forms: One Preceptor Agreement Form completed by a nuclear medicine physician or radiologist who is willing to serve as the applicant’s clinical preceptor must be submitted. An Affiliate Agreement form to be completed by the clinical facility will be provided upon receipt of the preceptor form. Information about the role of the physician preceptors is available here, and the Preceptor Agreement Form can be downloaded here.
- Reference Forms: Two references are required. Applicants will be required to enter the reference name and email address on the online application. That information will automatically generate an email to the references with instructions for completing and submitting the reference form.
- Professional Certification: Evidence of current certification in nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) must be submitted by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): Evidence of current ACLS certification must be provided by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application.
- Post-Certification Clinical Experience: Evidence of completion of a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent clinical experience in imaging sciences following certification must be provided by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application. This experience must have been completed within the past three years. Teaching experience in an accredited nuclear medicine program may be submitted for consideration in meeting this requirement.
- Letter of Interest: A personal statement or letter of interest, including one’s professional goals is required. It should be submitted by uploading it to the “Upload Documents” section of the online application. The statement is intended to allow applicants an opportunity to provide in narrative form any information that they believe would be useful to the admissions committee but may not have been included in any other documentation. The statement should be approximately 500-700 words in length.
- Interview: Qualified applicants must present themselves for an interview, if invited. The interview may be in person at UAMS, UMC, GRU, or SLC, or may take place by telephone or audio conference. Interviews will be scheduled by the NMAA program director.
- TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.
*Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or educationally-related actions.
**If an applicant is basing his or her eligibility on credits from a foreign university, the official transcript or copy must first be evaluated by the Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI, 53203-3470. An official copy of the evaluation from the Education Credential Service must be submitted with the application. A fee list and application forms for this service may be obtained from the above agency. Transcript evaluations from other agencies will not be accepted.
***All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.