Rotation schedules will be provided prior to the start of each semester. Each student is required to spend an allotted time in each department as follows (for a total of 544 hours):
- Chemistry (includes Special Chemistry) - (112 hours)
- Hematology - (120 hours)
- Microbiology - (104 hours)
- Blood Bank - (112 hours)
- Urinalysis - (48 hours)
- Phlebotomy - (48 hours)
Students attend practicums 2-3 days per week and campus classes 2-3 days per week during the 2nd fall and spring semesters. Starting time is 7:00 am. A 15 minute break is permitted in the morning as well as a 30 minute lunch break.
A student choosing to take the clinical experience part-time must have prior approval by the Program Director and the Clinical Coordinator of the clinical site.
Travel to the affiliated hospitals (2-3 days/week) is the responsibility of the student.
Medical malpractice insurance: approximately $35
White lab coat, white shoes, scrubs
Physical examination prior to clinical year, including vaccinations
Background checks and documentation required for clinical practicum: approximately $125