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 and 200 hours
for 35.390. Physicians can meet the training requirements for both the Nuclear
Cardiology Authorized User License and the Certification of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC)
NEO combines the web-based
curriculum with experiential training at local sites to provide students with
||NEO provides the 80-hour and 200-hour
program through four course blocks:
1. Physics & Instrumentation
2. Radiation Biology
3. Radiation Chemistry
4. Radiation Safety and Regulations
*80-hour Curriculum Outline (link)
1. Nuclear Physics
2. Nuclear Instrumentation
3. Radiation Biology & Protection
4. Radiochemistry & Regulations
*200-hour Curriculum Outline
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
New Lower Prices!
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
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
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 Certification
Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) to satisfy eligibility requirements for the
80 hours of required didactic education.
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.
If you are interested in this program and would like additional information
as it is available please email Dao Le at
DLe@uams.edu or call 501-686-6361.
NEO Physician Program Manual
The NEO abstract entitled NUCLEAR
EDUCATION ONLINE AUTHORIZED USER TRAINING FOR PHYSICIANS was
presented ACGME’s 2008 Annual Education Conference