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Spotlight on Specialties

  • With only 1,572 nuclear medicine physicians in the United States in 2008, it’s likely you’re unfamiliar with the field. Because exploring a variety of specialty options assists in making a well-informed specialty choice, let’s introduce you to nuclear medicine.

    Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body. As a nuclear medicine physician, you’d understand the biologic effects of radiation exposure, the fundamentals of the physical sciences, and the principles and operation of radiation detection and imaging instrumentation systems.

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Special Feature

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    The word “rural” in conjunction with “practice,” “medicine,” or “physician” may send up red flags or cause you to mentally plug your ears. But rural practice is not what you think — at least, not all of it. We’ll set the rural record straight with insight from a seasoned rural physician and passionate medical student. And we hope you’ll find rural care a career worth considering.

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