The Research Medical Center School of Nuclear Medicine Technology is a 12-month program providing clinical education to students who strive to achieve excellence in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Graduates will obtain the knowledge required of an entry-level nuclear medicine technologist (NMT). These responsibilities are varied and can include performing radiation safety and quality control procedures, preparing and administering radiopharmaceuticals, operating nuclear medicine instruments, positioning patients for imaging procedures, processing of clinical computer data, collecting, preparing, and analyzing biologic specimens, preparing data for the physician’s interpretation and performing PET/CT scans. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Collage of students with awards, scholarships and at the annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting.

  • 12-Month certificate program
  • Starts in August of each year
  • Small class size (up to 5 students per year)
  • Full time program, 40 hours/week, days only
  • Didactic classes two days per week, clinical rotations three days per week
  • Fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
  • Scholarship opportunities available
  • Completion results in eligibility to take national certification examinations in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Students are eligible to attend the annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting
  • Application deadline is February 15th for the following August program


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Detailed Program Information

Program evaluation 2018-2022 (5 YR average) (19 graduates)
Description Percentage
First time pass rate (NMTCB and ARRT) 100%
Employment within 6 months of graduation* 100%
Graduates indicate they are satisfied with their education 100%

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.

The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website in the Graduate Achievement Report.

Candidates for admission must satisfy one of the following minimal requirements:

  • Certified Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) with a minimum of an Associate degree
  • Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP)
  • Bachelor of Science degree, science background preferred

The following post-secondary courses are required for admission:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with lab or equivalent
  • General/College Physics
  • General Chemistry with lab
  • College Algebra
  • English Composition
  • Oral Communications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Humanities Course
  • Social Science Course

The following post-secondary courses are recommended.

  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Immunology

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required from post-secondary education.

The applicant needs to be a citizen of the United States or hold a US permanent immigration visa.

A physical exam must be successfully completed within one month prior to the beginning of school. A drug screen is included in the physical and drug free results are required for admission.

A background check is required of all students prior to starting classes.

Applicants must submit:

  • An application fee of $40 check or money order payable to Research Medical Center
  • Completed application documenting shadow experience
  • Personal statement / Essay addressing: “Why do you want to be a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and why at this program?”
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary, college and professional education sent directly from the school.

    Attn: Dylan Shimerda, Program Director
    Research Medical Center, School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
    2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    Official transcripts can be emailed from the School directly to Dylan Shimerda.

  • Two professional references are required (academic or work related) submitted on forms provided.
  • A copy of current certification in Radiologic Technology, Medical Laboratory Scientist or other as applicable.
  • Current resume

All application materials are due by February 15. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis

Application References Form

All applicants must complete a mandatory shadow experience in a nuclear medicine department to observe studies and talk with technologists to learn what is expected of persons working in the nuclear medicine profession. This shadow experience is to be documented on the application.

You are responsible for contacting and obtaining your references. Academic or work related references are preferred. Reference forms should be mailed directly to the program office by the person completing your reference.

Attn: Dylan Shimerda, Program Director
Research Medical Center, School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132

References Form

Application fee (payable to Research Medical Center) $40
Tuition and fees (2023-2024 term) for program
(includes attendance at SNMMI national conference)
Uniforms (approx.) $350
Background check (paid directly by student) $60
Books and supplies (approx.) $600
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Menorah Medical Center
  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Research Medical Center
  • The St. Luke’s Health System
  • University Health

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