Student Technologists

Welcome to the New Nuclear Medicine Student Technologist Section, providing you access to everything you need on the SNMMI website in one place.

As a student working to join the field of nuclear medicine after graduation, you should know about an established community of nuclear medicine professionals waiting to welcome you!

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has an exclusive “Technologist Section” of almost 10,000 members. Here you can connect with professionals in this niche field while gaining access to member benefits that can help you while in school, as you search for a job, and throughout your entire career post-graduation. Get a head start to a successful career as a nuclear medicine technologist- Join SNMMI as a student member!

SNMMI-TS Free-Trial Student Membership

The SNMMI-TS free-trial student program is an educational and career-building resource for all nuclear medicine technologist students. Any student that is enrolled in an accredited training program is eligible for up to two years of free-trial membership during their training. The free-trial membership gives a preview of the large number of benefits SNMMI-TS members experience, including:

  • Complimentary online access to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Uptake, the SNMMI-TS newsletter
  • Free continuing education credits with SNMMI’s online journal exams
  • VOICE Program and credit sharing with the NMTCB and ARRT
  • Access to more than $300,000 annually in scholarships, grants and awards
  • Networking and leadership opportunities through SNMMI’s councils, centers of excellence and local chapters
  • Discounts on all SNMMI meeting registrations, educational opportunities, books, journals and merchandise

The SNMMI-TS will continue to provide the best foresight and direction for the future, while promoting the strongest level of advocacy and working to create and develop the highest level of educational programs, all to ensure a successful future for you.

Please visit these pages to view more information about SNMMI and the SNMMI-TS.

 

Program Directors Help Your Students Join SNMMI For Free

Encourage your students to access their free SNMMI-TS membership. They can join online in a simple step-by-step process at www.snmmi.org/join. Remember their membership will not be activated until you sign their program director certification form.

How to Access Your SNMMI-TS Free-Trial Student Membership

Your New SNMMI-TS Membership Card

Your SNMMI-TS Membership Card will be emailed to you after your membership application has been processed. Please retain this card for future use. Your membership ID number and effective membership dates can be located on the card.

Online Member Account

As a member of SNMMI, you automatically have an online account. Unless you have modified your login and password, your login information should follow the format below:
Login: (Your SNMMI Membership ID#) Password: (Your Last Name)

For example, if your Membership ID# is 454500 and your last name is Jones, you would login as:
Login: 454500 Password: Jones

As an SNMMI-TS member you are given privileges to access the members-only-section of the website. To access your account, log-in to the SNMMI website by clicking on the “log-in” button in the top left hand corner of the page.

If you have forgotten your password, you may click “forgot password” or call the SNMMI office at 703-326-1186 for assistance.

Online Journal Access

Your membership includes complimentary online access to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT). If you have not yet activated your online access, please visit Activate My Online Access and enter your 6-digit SNMMI Member ID#. You will then be prompted to set up a username/password for the website.

Establishing your SNMMI-TS online account will:

SNMMI-TS Contact Information

For questions about your membership benefits and services, please contact us via email at MemberInfo@snmmi.org.

Please note that the SNMMI membership year runs from October 1 – September 30, regardless of your join date.

Benefits of Student Membership

Being a member of SNMMI offers you growth and continuing education that you won’t find anywhere else, along with the resources and connections to help your career flourish in the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community. Our mission is to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Gain access to resources keeping you on the cutting edge of industry advancements, while learning best practices for future professional success. In-Training membership benefits include:

Special Student Offers Career Development Resources
Technologist student members get FREE registration to the SNMMI Annual Meeting. Look for 2018 Meeting announcements in September! Post your resume and search job openings on SNMMI’s Career Center Free online access to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT)

Technologist student members save $140 on Mid-Winter Meeting registration Eligible to apply for SNMMI-TS member exclusive scholarships, awards, and grants to fund continuing education and professional development Search and network with current professionals and other students through SNMMI’s online member directory
Apply to the SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy as a student representative Local chapters offer networking, education and opportunities to make a difference at the grassroots level VOICE Program and credit sharing with the NMTCB and ARRT. SNMMI’s credit history tracker is free for members!
Opportunity to present and publish abstracts at the SNMMI Annual Meeting
(Looks great on a resume!)
Get involved with SNMMI’s 12 specialty Councils and Centers of Excellence based on your interests Access countless online education options, including our PET Online Review Workshop. Members save up to 40% on programs, products, and purchases with their member discounts.

 View all SNMMI-TS member benefits, valued at more than $1,000. Get a head start to a successful career as a nuclear medicine technologist- Join SNMMI as a student member!

SNMMI-TS Education

Continuing Education

SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of technologists in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, as well as providing them with continuing education credit opportunities. SNMMI is an ARRT-recognized conitinuing education mechanism (RCEEMs) provider through the Society's Verification Of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program.
View SNMMI Educational Programs for Technologists

 

Non-Credit Activities Available Through the SNMMI Learning Center

The SNMMI Learning Center provides members with a wide array of educational content delivered in a variety of modalities, as well as the latest tools to keep track of all of their continuing education activities in one convenient and easy-to-use location. There are many non-credit activities available, some at no-cost to members, which would make excellent additions to any curriculum.
View SNMMI Non-Credit Activities

 

The PET Online Review Workshop

The PET Online Review Workshop is designed to help prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Following the NMTCB's content outline, the workshop offers a comprehensive review of both PET and PET/CT.
Learn more and sign up for the PET Online Review Workshop

 

Free Member Benefit! SNMMI Technologist-Focused Webinars

Introducing a new member-benefit. Stay on top of the latest trends and advancements in the profession with quarterly technologist-focused webinars—free for SNMMI-TS members.
Learn more and register for a SNMMI-TS Webinar

 

Best Selling SNMMI-TS Books

Add these best-selling titles from SNMMI-TS to your collections and reading lists. Written by leading authorities in the profession, these books will provide you with the top-notch resources you need as you prepare for your career as a nuclear medicine technologist. Members receive special pricing on all SNMMI books. Bookstore discounts are available.

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

These grants, supported by the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, SNMMI-TS's Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF) and Nihon Medi-Physics LLC, represent the society's commitment to advancing molecular imaging and therapy by supporting the next generation of researchers.

Please click here to view additional information, past recipients or upcoming grants, awards and scholarship deadlines. Please note that application deadlines listed are subject to change per the discretion of the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Grants & Awards Committees.

View 2017 award recipients.

 

Professional Advancement

The profession of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging has evolved over the past several years, and continues to evolve to include imaging and therapy beyond the sole use of radioactive materials. Fusion imaging, combining traditional nuclear medicine with other imaging technologies like CT and MRI and their related contrast agents, as well as new and exciting areas like fluorescence imaging are examples of this. ‘Molecular imaging and therapy’ is a phrase which has been developed in recognition of this expansion.  As such, the SNMMI-TS has embraced this evolution with a vision of being the recognized leader in this exciting and ever-growing arena.

Educational Programs

SNMMI wants to recognize the following schools participating in the in-training membership program for future nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals.

Armstrong State University Galveston College Midlands Technical College Southeast Technical Institute University of Mississippi Medical Center
Beaumont Health Bellevue College Indiana University Moorpark College University of Massachusettes Southern Alberta Institute of Technology University of New Mexico
Broward College Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences Old Dominion University Stony Brook University University of North Carolina Hospital
Chattanooga State Community College Johns Hopkins University PGIMER, Chandigarh The Michener Institute University of Pennsylvania
College of DuPage Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences Regis College Thomas Jefferson University University of Puerto Rico
Ferris State University Keiser University- Lakeland Rhode Island Hospital Triton College Worcester State University
Florida International University Maine College of Health Profession Rowan Collage at Gloucester County University of Alabama at Birmingham  
Forsyth Tech Mayo School of Health Sciences Saint Louis University University of Alberta  
Frederick Community College McMaster University Sapienza University of Rome University of Iowa  

More than 100 accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology programs currently offer instruction and clinical internship.

General prerequisites depend on the type of program offered, but typically include a background in science and mathematics and an interest in working with patients. Programs available include:

  • Post-bachalaureate one-year certificate programs
  • Two-year associate degree
  • Four-year bachelor's degree

For information about or a complete list of Nuclear Medicine Technology programs, contact:
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Road
Suite 130, #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: 405.285.0546 | Fax 405.285.0579
Website: www.jrcnmt.org
Email: jrcnmt@coxinet.net

Certification

Upon successful completion of a nuclear medicine program, qualified technologists can be certified through examination by one of the national certifying agencies. Many employers and an increasing number of states now require certification or licensure.

There are several advanced degree programs and certifications available to the nuclear medicine technologist.
  • Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate - The Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA) is a valuable part of the nuclear medicine team. With advanced training through a master’s level program and advanced certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), the NMAA will be able to fill the gap in the nuclear medicine department from pre-testing assessment through pre-dictation assessment, allowing the nuclear medicine physician or radiologist the freedom to commit to the final interpretation of the tests while maintaning the hands-on approach to patient care—without sacrificing quality. Learn more.
  • PET Certification Exam - The PET technologist is a medical imaging technologist who has a high level of knowledge in positron emission tomography and is dedicated to producing high quality, diagnostically accurate results in a manner that is safe and effective for the patient. In addition to meeting all the eligibility requirements for nuclear medicine, radiography or radiation therapy, and passing the respective certification exam, the PET technologist has additional clinical experience and knowledge specific to the use of instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals and adjunct medications related to positron emission tomography. Learn more about the PET Exam. SNMMI offers a PET Online Review Workshop that is designed to help prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Following the NMTCB's content outline, the workshop offers a comprehensive review of both PET and PET/CT.
  • CT Certification Exam - Candidates pursuing certification in computed tomography (CT) must be registered with the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration with NMTCB is also accepted), or Radiation Therapy. In addition, candidates must document completion of the CT Clinical Experience Requirements (effective 2008, effective 2011). NOTE: These requirements include clinical procedures including activating actual CT scans, known as “initiating the scan” or “making the exposure.” Candidates are responsible for ensuring state laws in their area allow them to complete this requirement. Contact a member of the Clinical Requirements Department at (651) 687-0048, ext. 8570, with any questions. Learn more.
  • NCT Certification Exam - The nuclear cardiology technologist is a nuclear medicine technologist who has a high level of knowledge in nuclear cardiology and is dedicated to producing high quality, diagnostically accurate results in a manner that is safe and effective for the patient. In addition to meeting all the eligibility requirements for an entry level nuclear medicine technologist and passing the certification exam, the nuclear cardiology technologist has additional clinical experience and knowledge specific to the use of instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals and adjunct medications in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about the NCT Exam. SNMMI offers a NCT Online Review Workshop that is designed to prepare technologists for the NMTCB's NCT Exam. The course reviews the NMTCB's nuclear cardiology examination content specifications.

Want More Information?
Call your local hospital and ask for the Nuclear Medicine Department. Speak directly with a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and arrange for a visit.

For additional information about the profession, write or call:
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section
Phone: 703-708-9000
Email: nwenzel@snmmi.org 

Download: Technologist Career Brochure | Student Technologist Career Roadmap

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