Authorized User Training for Physician program satisfies
the NRC requirement for the minimum number of classroom
and laboratory training of 80 hours for 35.290 & 35.396 and 200
hours for 35.390 . Physicians can meet the training
requirements for both the NRC Authorized
User License and the Certification of Nuclear Cardiology
combines the web-based curriculum with experiential
training at local sites to provide students with
1. Physics &
Safety and Regulations
1. Nuclear Physics
Biology & Protection
Radiochemistry & Regulations
What is the
time frame for completion of the course?
online learning environment provides scheduling
flexibility. The student is responsible for their own
learning process. This course is designed to fit into
the learner’s schedule. Each of the course blocks can
be completed independently, offering maximum
flexibility. For example, one module could be assigned
during each nuclear medicine rotation in a fellowship
Students have access to lecture notes, presented in
recorded lectures with in depth slides to help students
understand the material. Within each course block,
there are a number of learning modules. The learning
modules contain review questions to help reinforce the
information presented. At the end of the course block,
students are required to take the final exam to
demonstrate comprehension of the material presented. As
the student successfully completes the course block by
scoring a 70% or better on the final exam, they will
proceed to the next course block.
What does the
experiential portion of the program entail?
program is modeled after the education and training
requirements of the NRC. It contains the 80-hour or
200-hour of didactic education with an accompanying
workbook for the experiential component. The
experiential portion is intended to help reinforce the
didactic coursework. It will help the student to become
more familiar with different aspects of nuclear
medicine, besides reading scans. The experiential
component of the program can be completed in the nuclear
medicine department at the hospital or at the local
nuclear pharmacy. The NEO faculty will be glad to help
set-up an experiential site visit if needed.
What kind of
computer do I need to take this course?
does not recommend any particular brand of computer.
The student must have access to a computer that is
connected to the internet and allow the student to
browse the World Wide Web. With the assigned UserID and
password, students can log in to any computer, anywhere
and access all of the course materials. Students can
access the information and print out the study materials
to be study off-line if desired.
We are also offering volume discounts for
residency programs. If you have five or more students
from one program, we offer a 15% discount per student;
further volume discounts may be considered for larger
programs. The program fee is due upon enrollment;
however flexible payment schedules are available upon
required textbooks or reference materials?
the educational material is available online for
students. Most textbooks available in the
fellowship/residency programs will be helpful, however
there are some recommendations posted.
The Nuclear Education Online program is
recognized by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory commission
(NRC) and agreement states. The course fulfills the
didactic training required by the NRC. The program
is also accepted by the CBNC to satisfy eligibility
requirements for the 80 hours of training that meets the
NRC topic requirements.
Students completing the entire structured program will
receive a certificate of completion. Furthermore,
individuals/programs may enroll in individual course
blocks for continuing education, or additional training.
Finally, students will continue to have access to the
educational material following program completion.
Because most of the
participants in the program are fellows, we do not offer
CME credit at this time, but we may be able to in the
If you are interested in
this program and would like additional information as it
is available please email Nicki Hilliard at
abstract entitled NUCLEAR EDUCATION
ONLINE AUTHORIZED USER TRAINING FOR
PHYSICIANS was presented ACGME’s 2008
Annual Education Conference