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School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Application & Admission

How to Apply

  • Submit the Clinical Schools Application (pdf), essay and fee
  • Submit three official NMH letter of recommendation (pdf) forms from a faculty member, advisor or supervisor.
  • Submit the completed School of Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Technical Standards (pdf)
  • Submit the School of Nuclear Medicine Applicant Checklist
  • Send official college/university transcripts directly from the school to the NM Clinical Schools Registrar
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or hold permanent resident status
  • Applicants will need to have foreign transcripts, from outside the United States, evaluated by the Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) prior to consideration
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL scores by the application deadline of March 1 (see TOEFL Policy below)
  • A personal interview for the most qualified applicants will be arranged upon receipt of completed application

Shadow Experience

All applicants must complete a mandatory shadow experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as part ot the application process.  (Exceptions will be considered for out-of-state applicants.). Please contact Program Director, Lisa Riehle, at lriehle@nmh.org to schedule your shadow appointment.

TOEFL Policy

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL test scores by the application deadline of March 1. Please read our TOEFL Policy (pdf) for more information.

Transfer of Credit

Program-specific core course credits completed at other institutions will not be recognized. Students applying for admission will not be given preference if they have previously completed program-specific course work at other institutions.

Application Deadline

Consideration for admission will take place when all completed application materials are received. Applications will be accepted beginning in October and must be received by the following deadlines:

  • School of Nuclear Medicine: extended to March 1, 2014

Admissions Policy & Committee

NM Academy reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment or re-enrollment to any applicant or student whose personal history and background indicate that his or her presence at the Hospital would endanger the health, safety, welfare or property of its patients, visitors and employees or interfere with the orderly and effective performance of the Hospital's functions.

Individuals with disabilities or illness should make every effort to understand the physical and mental demands of the profession. NM Academy is committed to providing every reasonable effort to consider these students, bearing in mind the safety of the student, employee, and the patient.

NM Academy relies heavily upon its efforts to provide equal educational opportunities and benefits to all students. The Academy does not discriminate in the recruitment and admission of students or in the operation of any of its educational programs or activities. Equal opportunity to applicants and students is provided regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income in the provision of educational services.

The admissions committee considers all aspects of each individual's application and offers admission to the best-qualified applicants. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the applicant's academic performance, their references, past work experience and a personal interview with members of the Committee. Based on these factors, the applicants are ranked for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiography and Radiation Therapy Programs. Applicants will be notified by a letter of acceptance or rejection, well in advance of the entrance date.

Applicant Checklist

To ensure you have completed all of the necessary steps in the application process, please view the School of Nuclear Medicine Applicant Checklist


NM Clinical Schools
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611

Last UpdateFebruary 11, 2014