nmmis students imagingThe purpose of program evaluation is to systematically study, investigate and appraise the effectiveness of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Sciences program in order to ensure that the program continues to provide a signature educational program that produces graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their field. Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.

Reported Data

Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing success; Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) credentialing success and job placement rate.

Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Sciences (NMMIS) program in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is to provide comprehensive didactic and clinical educational experiences reflecting 21st century workforce demands that prepare graduates to be competent practitioners and innovative leaders within the nuclear medicine profession.

Program Goals

  1. Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nuclear medicine in one of the chosen specializations as an imaging specialist, or radiation safety officer, or independent researcher.
  2. Provide students with the knowledge necessary to pass national certification.
  3. Provide health care employers with competent graduates.
  4. Offer educational activities and materials to the health care community.
  5. Provide help for students with future graduate school request.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate application of theories, principles, responsibilities, and skills necessary for the practice of nuclear medicine in one of the chosen specializations as an imaging specialist, or radiation safety officer, or independent researcher.
  • Demonstrate clinical performance expertise in diverse nuclear medicine healthcare settings.
  • Integrate appropriate radiation safety measures in the professional environment.
  • Analyze and articulate the impact of leadership, education, and management strategies in healthcare professions.
  • Apply the necessary skills to produce a scholarly paper of research findings in a format for publication and oral presentation.
  • Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team in a manner that respects diversity and promotes ethical integrity in professional practice and community service.

 

Program Outcomes:

JRCNMT Provided – UAB Outcomes Report Data 2013-2017 (PDF)

NMMIS Program First Time Pass Rate for NMTCB Certification

Year UAB NMMIS Program National Average for Equivalent Programs National Average Overall
2009 100% 94% 90%
2010 93% 92% 88%
2011 94% 93% 91%
2012 88% 91% 89%
2013 100% 91% 88%
2014 89% 90% 88%
2015 92% 91% 87%
2016 82% 89% 83%

UAB NMMIS Applicant and Class Data

NMMIS Applicant and Class Data 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016
Applications Received n/a 34 28 38 5
Enrolled 21 20 16 19 5
Average Entering GPA 3.56 3.21 3.14 3.07 3.07

*2015 - No entering class data due to transition from BS to MS degree.

UAB NMMIS Cohort Data

NMMIS Cohort Data 2011-2013 2012-2014 2013-2015 2014-2016
Enrolled 21 20 16 19
Academic Attrition 2 2 3 1
Personal Attrition 1 0 0 0
Graduated 18 18 13 17
Graduated Rate 86% 90% 81% 89%

UAB NMMIS Graduate Employment and Education Outcomes

UAB NMMIS Graduate Outcomes 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Employed in NMT 57.1% 68.8% 38.5% 67% 90%
Enrolled in Education Program 30.8% 14.3% 23.0% 0.0% 5%