Message from the President
President – David Skydel, MBA, CNMT, MT (ASCP), EMT
Nuclear Medicine has been very good to me. The PSWTC has been very good to me. It is a great honor to now be trusted with leading this organization. I will do this to the best of my ability.
A little bit about me. I have spent the better part of twenty plus years working as a clinical Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the San Diego area. I have had the privilege of working with some of the most outstanding technologists and physicians you can imagine and it was an inspirational and exciting time.
Currently I work at the University of California, San Diego. I work for the department of Environment, Health, and Safety in the division of Radiation Safety as a Health Physicist. When I took this position over fifteen years ago I assumed I would work in one of our health care facilities. My supervisor at the time said, there was a whole big world out there and it was time for me to spread my wings. While I have worked in support of our health care facilities and Nuclear Medicine, most of my time is spent on the main campus supporting the work of researchers who use radioactive materials for their research. It has been most amazing. I have been involved with, and seen things that never in my wildest day dreams could I have ever imagined I would be doing.
I have shared the above as a way of setting the stage for what I would like to concentrate on during my time as President. It is all about you. The fact you are reading this and have already chosen to be a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a tremendous first step. Don’t stop, keep going. In today’s world the more skills one has the more opportunities will find their way to you. Do not stop learning. Do not get comfortable. Be restless and always be striving for the next higher step on the ladder of career success. Your skills as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist give you a solid basis for branching out into any number of different directions for any number of exciting career opportunities. The way we practice Nuclear Medicine has changed and it will change more in the future. Educating ourselves and adding skills to our resumes are the best ways to stay at the forefront of our profession
I look forward to serving you and welcome your continued support for the PSWTC. If you think we could be doing something better we want to hear from you. Better yet I encourage everyone to get involved and join us.