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The NEO 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 (CBNC) exam.


 NEO combines the web-based curriculum with experiential training at local sites to provide students with hands-on experience.


1.  Physics & Instrumentation  

2.  Radiation Biology   

3.  Radiation Chemistry     

4.  Radiation Safety and Regulations 


1.  Nuclear Physics

2.  Nuclear Instrumentation

3.  Radiation Biology & Protection

4.  Radiochemistry & Regulations

What is the time frame for completion of the course?

The 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 program. 

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?

The NEO 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?

NEO 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.


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Discounts: 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 request.

Are there required textbooks or reference materials?

Much of 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.

Course Accreditation

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 near future. 

If you are interested in this program and would like additional information as it is available please email Nicki Hilliard at NLHilliard@uams.edu or call 501-686-6398.

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The NEO abstract entitled NUCLEAR EDUCATION ONLINE AUTHORIZED USER TRAINING FOR PHYSICIANS was  presented ACGME’s 2008 Annual Education Conference

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