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Requirements
 

To be eligible for admission to the NMT Program at the Medical Campus, you must meet these criteria:

  • You hold at the time of enrollment in the NMT Program, a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • In accordance with the school’s policy of dual admissions, you have applied to and been fully accepted by Miami Dade College. (For application information, see the Miami Dade College Catalog, available online or from admissions and registration offices on any campus).
  • You have passing scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), or, if you have taken the test but have not passed, then you have satisfactorily completed the developmental courses prescribed by MDC. The CPT can be scheduled through Testing Services at any MDC campus. For exceptions to this requirement, see the MDC Catalog. CPT scores must be current.
  • You have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 for all general education courses.
  • You can demonstrate comprehension and proficiency in the English language at the college level. If your native language is other than English, you must have completed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which can be taken at any MDC campus.
  • You have successfully completed the vocational credit course HSC 0003 Introduction to Health Care Careers (A.S. degree only).
  • Enroll in and successfully complete HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care prior to applying to the program.

You have satisfied the college Computer Competency requirements by completing CGS 1060.  The Nuclear Medicine program does not accept the equivalency exam for CGS 1060.

How Do I Apply?

To apply to study NMT at the Medical Campus, complete the following steps.

  • If you have not been enrolled at Miami Dade College during the past 12 months, complete an Application for Admission or Readmission to College Credit Courses. Choose the Medical Campus as the “preferred” campus.
  • Sign up to take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) through Testing Services, Room 1303, Medical Campus, 305-237-4275, or through the testing center at any of the other MDC campuses. You must sign up at least one month in advance of taking the test, and you must take the test before the date that program application materials are due.
  • If you have previously attended any other college or university, arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the Registrar at the Medical Campus by the due date for program application materials. All transcripts must be received and evaluated by the application deadline in order to be considered for the program.
  • Submit the following program application materials to the New Student Center, 950 NW 20 Street, 33127 on the Medical Campus. These items must be received by February 15th for Summer entry.
    • Application for Program Selection to the NMT Program, Medical Campus.
    • Transfer Credit Review Form, which comes with the program application (Submit only if you are transferring credits from another college).
Selection process:

Because there may be a greater number of qualified applicants for the NMT Program than can be accommodated, program personnel have established selection criteria. Once applicants have met the basic admission requirements of submitting an application and transcripts, they will be given priority for admission according to the following:

  • Students with the highest program GPA will be considered first and awarded points based on a sliding scale from 4.0 to 2.5
  • Students with the highest GPA on the science and math courses in the first two semesters of general education courses as described on the curriculum page will be awarded extra points on a sliding scale from 4.0 to 3.0
  • Beginning in the spring of 2009, students will be awarded points based on their writing skills
  • Students that have completed all required program general education courses, including HSC 0003 (see the curriculum page for exemption rules for this course), without a repeat due to a D, F, or W

The program currently accepts 15 candidates per year.  The process above is followed in evaluating each applicant until the class is filled.  A back-up list is formulated through this process in the event that slots will need to be filled due to accepted students declining admission.  Students will not be admitted to the program once Summer B has begun. 

When an applicant’s candidacy is being evaluated, all of these criteria will be considered. For instance, a less than perfect grade point average may be counterbalanced by completion of all non-NMT courses with no repeats on final grades below a C or due to a withdraw. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to consider the above criteria and may reapply for admission with a subsequent class of students.

Miami-Dade County applicants with all of the non NMT general education courses (terms 1 & 2) completed and with the highest GPA in these courses will be given first priority.

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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