SUSAN BALTRUS, left, Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions president, and Heather Poulin, CMMC nuclear medicine program director, are shown with the certificate of accreditation recently awarded to the program.

SUSAN BALTRUS, left, Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions president, and Heather Poulin, CMMC nuclear medicine program director, are shown with the certificate of accreditation recently awarded to the program.

LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Nuclear Medicine Technology Program has been reaccredited by a national academic certification agency.

According to a news release, the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) has reaccredited the CMMC college program. The seven-year accreditation followed an on-site visit by a JRCNMT survey team.

The CMMC College Nuclear Medicine Technology Program provides a six-semester curriculum of study in a specialized branch of radiology concerned with the use of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. Graduates of the program receive an associate degree in nuclear medicine technology. The program also offers all the didactic and clinical education necessary to become nationally certified in computed tomography. The report of the Joint Review Committee evaluators noted several strengths of the program, including: offering education in both nuclear medicine and computed tomography; good administrative support with excellent faculty, clinical sites and affiliate clinical supervisors; the program provides a variety of clinical experiences through multiple clinical assignments; and the classroom and online technology utilized by the program offer a wellrounded educational experience. There were no deficiencies noted in the program.

The program was created in 1997 to offer a formal education program to radiologic technologists wishing to gain greater proficiency in nuclear medicine applications. It is the only nuclear medicine technology program in Maine or New Hampshire.

Practical experience

Students gain practical experience at Central Maine Medical Center, Maine General Healthcare, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Alliance Imaging, PharmaLogic, Mercy Hospital in Portland, and Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

¦ STUDENTS GAIN practical experience at Central Maine Medical Center, Maine General Healthcare, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Alliance Imaging, PharmaLogic, Mercy Hospital in Portland, and Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.


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