Two students in Bellevue College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) program have earned Paul Cole Technologist Scholarships worth $1,000 from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Natalia Bryant, a resident of Marysville, and Seattle resident Nic Oliver are both pursuing associate degrees in the field, and will graduate in March of 2014. They join three other BC students who have won this scholarship in the past decade.
BC’s NMT program, offered since 1989, is an 18-month program, with six months of classroom work and 12 months of hands-on training in clinics and imaging centers. NMT is a subspecialty of radiology, and involves the administration of radioactive materials to patients in order to diagnose and treat certain diseases.
SNMMI is a nonprofit scientific and professional organization that promotes the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, with 19,000 members worldwide.