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To qualify for the program, applicants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in one of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospitalís affiliated colleges OR a regionally accredited college that will affiliate with NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. The affiliated college must be registered in New York State as degree granting for Clinical Laboratory Science (Bachelors level) and the affiliation process must be completed before a student can enroll the program.

  • Major for their degree must be specifically in the field of medical technology, clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory science.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

  • Ensure that they have fulfilled all pre-requisites and/or core requirements required by the college or university granting their degree.

  • Have a minimum of 90 college credits. The following courses, or their equivalent, are required for admission:
    • Biology: 14 credits in total. This may include general biology, cell biology, and immunology. Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology is absolutely required.
    • Chemistry: 12 credits. General and organic chemistry are mandatory, as well as biochemistry OR analytical chemistry.
    • Mathematics: One college level mathematics course (remedial courses are not acceptable).

New York State Residents
Beginning September 1, 2013 in order for a student to qualify for licensure to work as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of New York, they must have received a bachelorís degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology from a program REGISTERED for licensure with the New York State Department of Education, the Office of Professions AND they must have completed coursework in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is not a degree granting institution and thus does not qualify to register its program with the New York State Department of Education. Therefore, if a student wishes to attend NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital AND upon graduation wishes to qualify for New York State Licensure, they must attend through a program REGISTERED for licensure with New York State.

National Certication Exam
All graduates of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospitalís Clinical Laboratory Science Program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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