Policies and responsibilities
Modern allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills, and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of MSHS programs is to graduate the best possible healthcare practitioners. Further, MSHS must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions. Therefore, admission to educational programs in the school is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities:
- Critical thinking
- Sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
In addition to these general qualities, admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from each individual Program Director.
Mayo School of Health Sciences accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs. To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue.
In addition to the general responsibilities listed previously, nuclear medicine technologists are required to:
- Work standing more than 50 percent of the time
- Bend, stoop, kneel, push and pull
- Lift 25 to 50 pounds occasionally
- Have adequate use of arms, hands and fingers in order to perform examinations and operate equipment
- Hear and see clearly when dealing with patients, radioactive materials, cameras and infection hazards
You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the program. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program's director.
Additional admission requirements
Applicants offered admission to MSHS programs must also comply with the following prevailing institutional policies and procedures:
- Occupational Health Review and/or Physical Exam
- Background Study
- Drug Screen
- Health Insurance
- HIPAA, Confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the MSHS Program in which you are offered admission
Specific questions about these requirements may be directed to the school.
Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.
Eligibility and prerequisites
To be accepted into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in Rochester, you must:
- Be a senior from one of our affiliated academic institutions, which have agreed to accept our program as valid fourth-year completion of their bachelor's degree.
- Have completed a bachelor's degree in science or a science-related major from an accredited college or university. You must receive your bachelor's degree prior to the start of this program.
- Have completed a minimum of eight hours of observation in a nuclear medicine department.
- Have completed the following required courses within the past eight years:
- College Algebra
- Social Science
- Oral and Written Communications
- General Biology
- General Physics
- General Chemistry with Laboratory
- Human Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory
- Nuclear Chemistry or Radiation Biology
- Quantitative Analysis
Applicants are not selected based on grades alone, but your college/university cumulative grade point average should be at least 2.75 (4.0 scale). You are required to attend full time; no part-time option is available.
U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.