After successfully completing the 90-credit program at Barry University, the student may apply for a 12-15 month period of academic and clinical training in an approved and accredited school of nuclear medicine technology affiliated with Barry University.
Acceptance into the BS in Clinical Biology/Specialization in Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into the internship (Clinical Experience).
During the Clinical Experience phase, students receive comprehensive, practical experience to prepare them for the certification and registry exams related to their discipline.* Students will work with patients to obtain diagnostic information under the direct supervision of a certified nuclear medicine technologist. Students will rotate through all of the areas of the nuclear medicine division, and will obtain competencies in the following areas: radiation safety, quality control, radioactive drug preparation and administration, operation of clinical instruments and computers, positioning of patients for imaging procedures, collection and preparation of biological specimens, and data analysis.
Important: Participation in the Clinical Experience (internship) is a required part of the curriculum for all specialization programs and a requirement for graduation. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to the clinical site and may be asked to relocate during the internship phase. Clinical sites may require a drug, criminal, and/or child abuse background check in order to permit participation in the program's clinical experience. Clinical sites may deny a student's participation in the clinical experience because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Health exams, immunizations, drug screening and background checks will be done at the student's expense. The University maintains liability insurance for each student entering the Clinical Experience at affiliate sites. There will be an annual fee of $50 charged to the participating student’s account.
*Note: Please note that certification agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is the student’s obligation to meet those requirements.