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UMMC’s reputation elevated by students' achievements

Published on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Published on February 12, 2015

Medical Center students often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic achievements. These accolades elevate the UMMC brand among health science centers worldwide.

National nuclear medicine tech registry lauds SHRP class

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in the School of Health Related Professions has received national recognition for the performance of recent graduates on national registry examinations.

The NMT Class of 2014 received the top scores in the nation on the American Registry of Radiologic Sciences nuclear medicine registry examination (ARRT)(N), and the program had the fourth-highest scores in the nation on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) registry exam.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, the program recently completed a successful self-study process and was granted full seven-year reaccreditation status until 2020.

Members of the NMT Class of 2014 include O. Lee Brown Jr., Chelsea Palmer Stevens and Jennifer Cohen Tucker.

One class is admitted each summer and application to the program must be received by the preceding April 1 deadline. The program director is Sherry J. West.

Nursing students receive primary care scholarships

Jade Roberts is one of two School of Nursing students to have received NURSE Corps scholarships for their commitment to primary care.

Since 2002, NURSE Corps has helped to build healthier communities in urban, rural and frontier areas by supporting nurses and nursing students committed to working in communities with inadequate access to care through its NURSE Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs.

The SON students were selected from among 2,467 applications representing more than 700 schools nationwide.

For more on the NURSE Corps, visit http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/nursecorps/.