Bolus Beschi Glasgow2019: Norman Bolus, Richard Beschi, Krystle Glasgow

Remembering Richard Beschi, NMT founding director

Richard Beschi, first program director of the UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology program, passed away July 16, 2020, at the age of 97.

He was the primary designer of the program’s curriculum and served as director from its inception as a VA program to when it was a baccalaureate degree program at UAB.

Beschi was laid to rest on Saturday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Trussville. Click here to read his memorial.


Nuclear Medicine Technology program

laboratory studentThe Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is the 1st program in the United States to rise to a Master's entry-level status. We are also the only Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in the state of Alabama.

We are a highly specialized diagnostic and therapy degree. You will be entering a profession which utilizes radionuclides to image and treat disease in the body and is ranked among the Top 20 “Best Healthcare Jobs” according to U.S. News & World Report. Your field, which began in the 1950s as a peaceful use of radioactive material, is a premier molecular imaging tool that physicians use to diagnose, stage and treat disease.

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Program Accreditation

The NMT program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Post-Baccalaureate Accreditation approval is maintained through 2024 from the JRCNMT.

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.

Professional Licensure and Certifications

Upon Graduation the student is eligible for board exam for certification with both the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). State Licensure is variable. For up to date information on state licensure requirements and requirements by state please visit the Professional Licensure and Certification General Disclosures webpage for more information on state and territories requirements.


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