The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is a one-year, full-time course of study. The program meets the didactic and clinical requirements necessary to sit for the ASCP Examination. Preexisting courses or degrees may be required from outside institutions (see PATHWAY options and explanations below).

NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital now offers two admission pathways for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program:

    PATHWAY 1: Applicants who are currently enrolled in their junior year of college (3+1):
    Applicants must be enrolled in their junior year of college at one of NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's Clinical Lab Science Program's affiliated colleges, on path to receive their bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology. Upon successful completion of their program, applicants in Pathway I will automatically be eligible to sit for the ASCP Examination.

    PATHWAY 2: Applicants who currently hold at minimum a bachelor's degree (4+1):
    Applicants must have previously completed a bachelor's degree and meet the 90 required credits, including the science-related coursework listed below. Applicants in Pathway II will need to apply to and be accepted into both NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and St. Joseph's University: an affiliated college of NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's accredited program, as well as a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from St. Joseph's University. Upon successful completion of both institutions requirements, one is eligible to sit for the ASCP Examination and qualifies for NYS licensure.


    To be eligible for this program, applicants must have a minimum of 90 credits including:

    16 credits of Biology coursework, including:
        • Microbiology
        • Anatomy AND Physiology
        • Molecular Biology (recommended)
        • Genetics and/or Cell Biology (recommended)

    12 credits of Chemistry coursework, including:
        • General Chemistry
        • Organic Chemistry
        • Biochemistry OR Analytical Chemistry (Required for those seeking New York State licensure ONLY)

    3 credits of Mathematics (Statistics Preferred)

    For the courses listed above, a "C" average – an index (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required.

    In order to qualify for licensure to work as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of New York, applicants must have received a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology from a program registered for licensure with the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions or a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or the physical sciences. Additionally, individuals must have completed coursework specifically in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a NAACLS accredited program but is not a degree-granting institution. Therefore, NYPBMH does not directly qualify to register its program with the NYS Department of Education. However, students in the program are able to meet the necessary requirements through NYPBMH's relationship with affiliated colleges, allowing them to complete the necessary coursework towards a certificate/degree at these institutions and to qualify for national certification, as well as New York State licensure.

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