The department of medical imaging and radiation therapeutics in the Doisy College of Health Sciences proudly reports a 100 percent pass rate on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examinations for the Class of 2010.
The most recent national pass rates reported for nuclear medicine technology is 89 percent, while the Saint Louis University program excels at 100 percent.
"I am extremely proud of the students and the pass rate from this class. Seven of the 10 who graduated passed with high distinction on their nuclear medicine board exams. The accumulative pass rate for the Class of 2010 places Saint Louis University in the top 7 percent of all NMT programs in the nation," said William Hubble, academic chair and NMT program director. "Students in this class were actively engaged in successful undergraduate research at SLU and participated in regional and national conferences in 2010. They demonstrated exceptional academic prowess and clinical excellence."
In addition, out of the 10 students who took the exam, eight are currently employed and two are furthering their educations.
Long a leader in educating health professionals, Saint Louis University offered its first degree in an allied health profession in 1929. Today the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers degrees in athletic training, clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, health information management, health sciences, investigative and medical science, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy and radiation therapy. The college's unique curriculum prepares students to work with health professionals from all disciplines to ensure the best possible patient care.