Fast Fact Sheet for Health Science and Biology

Pre-Professional Program: Pre Nuclear Medicine

Pre-Nuclear Medicine Loras Faculty Advisor
Dr. Carl Binz
carl.binz@loras.edu
(563-588-7012)

Health Science Coordinator
Patti Burgmeier, MSed
patti.burgmeier@loras.edu
(563-588-7040)

Additional Information contact:
Dr. Tom Davis
tdavis@loras.edu
563-588-7236
563-588-7767

Suggested Loras Majors: Biology.

Years of College Needed for Admission to Professional School: Minimum of 3.

Undergraduate Courses Needed for Admission: Intro Biology, 2 semesters Physics, 2 semesters Math, Human Anatomy, Anatomy and Physiology or Vertebrate Physiology, 2 semesters Foreign Language (if not taken in high school), 1 semester European History, 2 semesters General Chemistry, Computer Science.

Professional Nuclear Medicine Programs Loras Graduates Have Attended: Cooperative program with the University of Iowa.

Percentage of Loras Applicants Admitted in Last 3 Years: 100%

Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 3.4

Pre-Nuclear Medicine Program at Loras College: While students seeking a Pre-Nuclear Medicine degree from Loras College will have specific required courses, there is ample flexibility in program requirements and curriculum offerings to pursue more than one possible career option. Additional opportunities are, for example, a M.S. program at Chicago Medical School or a certificate program at Baylor College of Medicine.

Professional Program Information: Students enter a 12-month clinical training program at the University of Iowa after prerequisites are satisfied and acceptance is received. The field is in a strong growth stage currently; however, training programs are VERY limited in number of positions available per year (5-8 students per year at the University of Iowa). Upon successful completion of the program, a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine degree is awarded. For more information on Nuclear Medicine, visit www.medicine.uiowa.edu/RadSci.

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