October 1, 2016 – “I moved from Tampa to go to Santa Fe College because it has one of the best nuclear medicine programs in the country,” said John Millet, 1997 graduate of SF’s nuclear medicine technology (NMT) program. “I needed a career that would give me a good return on my college investment. Dollar for dollar, my Associate in Science degree has been a solid investment.”
John graduated form the NMT program on a Friday and went to work on Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Eventually, he started his own business called Nuclear Medicine Professionals, Inc. (NMPI). NMPI provides mobile imaging, staffing and lab management services to doctors offices.
John credits Santa Fe College for contributing to his success. And, he knows firsthand the high level of education SF students receive. In fact, all of his current employees are Santa Fe College graduates.
“The quality of instructors at Santa Fe College is phenomenal,” John said. “The classes are small, and the professors are always available.”
John’s proudest accomplishment to date is receiving U.S. and Canadian patents for his Mobile Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (moPET) Camera. This design will give physicians and technologists a more sensitive, useful and diagnostic tool. While the production of the moPET is still pending the necessary funding, John believes his invention and the ability to provide mobile PET imaging will be the next big advancement in the nuclear cardiology field.