Grading at the Institute is based on percentages with a maximum grade of 100 percent. In order to be considered a student in good academic standing and be eligible to continue in the academic and/or clinical session, the student must receive a passing grade:
- In each designated NMED course enrolled in at the University, and
- Overall on assigned clinical projects
A passing grade has been defined as a minimum of 73 percent.
A student will be placed on academic probation prior to clinical training if he/she has a grade average between 60 and 73 percent in one individual course within the NMI curriculum while maintaining the required minimum average in all other NMI courses. The academic probationary status will be in effect for not less than eight weeks and not more than 25 weeks. The length of time of this probationary period will depend on the time of occurrence. Requirements for removal from academic probation will be outlined, in writing, to the student (with a copy to his/her clinical supervisor) and will be completed during the clinical training period only. A student will be academically dismissed from the program if he/she:
- Has an average of less than 60 percent in any one or more individual courses within the NMI curriculum or
- Receives a final grade of "C-" or lower in any NMED course enrolled in at the University or
- Has an average less than 73 percent of the assigned clinical projects.
The Nuclear Medicine Institute has a no-cut policy for class attendance; that is, class attendance is expected. Daily attendance and tardiness records may be maintained during the academic session, and clinical hours are documented during the internship. In accordance with University policy, students absent excessively may be reported to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Due to the concentrated presentation of the academic subject matter, a student who is absent for more than 56 class hours during the academic session may be withdrawn from the Program. All absences during the academic session must be authorized by the Program Director prior to occurrence. All absences during the clinical session must be authorized by the Clinical Supervisor prior to occurrence. A written request for a medical or personal leave of absence for an extended period of time must be directed to the Program Director.
Authorized leaves may affect a student's financial aid and/or deferment status. Enrollment verification will cover only the period of time the student is attending classes or is in clinical training and will not cover leave time. All leave time must be made up prior to taking the final exam.
Any absence occurring without authorization by either the program director (during the academic session) or clinical supervisor (during the clinical session) will be documented as an unauthorized absence. Two unauthorized absences of a student enrolled in the Program will result in a disciplinary dismissal from the Program.
To graduate from the NMI Program and receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must have:
- Successfully passed each of the NMED courses enrolled in at the University
- Successfully completed and passed assigned clinical projects
- Satisfactorily completed and documented the required educational behavioral objectives and clinical training hours within the scheduled timeframe and according to NMI documentation procedures
- Completed and passed the final exam
- Paid in full all monies owed to The University of Findlay
Issuance of the Certificate of Completion, official transcript and verification of program completion for registry requirements will not be done until all financial obligations to The University of Findlay and program requirements have been met.
Credit For Previous Nuclear Medicine Training
Due to the specific nature of the Institute's program, previous secondary and postsecondary educational experiences are not considered to fulfill the requirements of the individual courses within the NMI Program. However, a student presently or previously enrolled in an accredited nuclear medicine technology training program may apply for credit for the courses and/or clinical training received towards an associate's or bachelor's of science degree through the University of Findlay.
The student should follow the normal application process for the Institute. In addition, the student should complete an application to the University of Findlay and submit an official training program transcript showing courses taken (including a course description or syllabus), clinical training received, and grades assigned for review. Questions regarding the transfer of previous post-secondary coursework towards a degree should be directed to the UF Graduate and Special Programs Office.
A student under academic/disciplinary suspension or dismissal from an accredited NMT program or university will not be considered for enrollment until eligible to return to his/her former program/university.
A student who has voluntarily withdrawn or who has been dismissed from the NMI Program due to academic difficulties may reapply by writing to the program director requesting readmission and indicating why readmission is desired and documenting remedial coursework when applicable. This request will be reviewed by the NMI Admissions Committee. The student will be notified of his/her eligibility status upon completion of the review. A student who is readmitted into the Program will be required to fulfill the graduation requirements of the program in effect at the time of readmission.
A student dismissed from the NMI Program due to disciplinary reasons and/or academic dishonesty will not be considered for readmission.
While on the University of Findlay Campus, the conduct of the student is governed by the rules and regulations of the University of Findlay. For detailed information, the student is referred to The University of Findlay Undergraduate Catalog. He/she should review this information before his/her arrival on campus.
During clinical training, the student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a manner befitting the role of a medical professional. The student's conduct during clinicals will be governed by the rules and regulations of the assigned hospital as for any student/employee of that hospital. Unprofessional conduct during clinical training may lead to removal of the student from the clinical site. Unprofessional conduct, as documented by the student's clinical supervisor, will be reviewed by NMI and the University and, when warranted, will lead to disciplinary dismissal from the program.