NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
DETERMINING CAUSES OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS
As medical technology evolves, so does the way we care for our Airmen. Standing at the forefront of diagnostic technology are our Nuclear Medicine Physicians. Utilizing tracers and radionuclides, these highly trained specialists evaluate various conditions within the body to determine the proper course of care. Their ability to detect abnormalities sooner than other tests and procedures allows for earlier treatment and a better prognosis for their patients.
- Use radionuclides in diagnostic imaging and in the treatment of disease
- Interpret imaging data and confer with other medical specialists to formulate diagnoses
- Research and develop procedures for Nuclear Medicine Services
- Establish and enforce protection standards for patients and personnel
- Participate in delivery of graduate medical education in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology and other specialties
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathic medicine
- Completion of a residency in nuclear medicine
- Completion of an additional residency in diagnostic radiology, internal medicine, pathology or other specialties required on a case-by-case basis
- Completion of 5.5-week Officer Training School course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 48
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.
OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL
MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION
Maxwell AFB AL
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.