Master's program launched for nuke med techs
A first-of-its-kind master's degree program is now being at three universities offered to provide nuclear medicine professionals with another career pathway for advancement in the field.

The program, called the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate, will help meet the demand for advanced imaging practitioners as new procedures are developed and as the range and utilization of imaging procedures expand, according to SNM (formerly the Society of Nuclear Medicine).

The program is currently offered through a consortium of three universities: the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Ark.; Saint Louis University in St. Louis; and the University of Missouri–Columbia in Columbia, Mo. The program runs for five semesters of full-time enrollment. Students are accepted on a rolling basis and may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

The program is designed for distance-learning and is delivered using a combination of online instruction and clinical instruction at facilities affiliated with UAMS and the consortium partners.