Registrars enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Training Program at UCT are subject to a 4 year training period under the supervision of the consultants in the department. This includes informal training within the workplace as well as formal training in the form of tutorials, academic and case presentations.
Fellowship of the College of Nuclear Physicians
In order to become fellows of the College of Nuclear Medicine Physicians (under the auspices of the College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA)) registrars need to pass the Fellowship of the College of Nuclear Physicians Part 1 and Part 2 examinations.
Part I consists of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, instrumentation, and physics relevant to nuclear medicine.
Part II consists of radiobiology, radiopharmacy and clinical nuclear medicine.
A Masters Dissertation is also a requirement to be undertaken by the registrars during their 4 year training period.
Nuclear Medicine Radiographers
Prospective students wanting to train to become Nuclear Medicine Radiographers are trained through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). They qualify with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine after a 4 year period.