Acceptance into the Medical Science Program at UPMC Willliamsport is based on the strength of a student's academic record, reference letters and a personal interview. Applicants for admission into the program will receive equal consideration regardless of race, color, religious or sexual preference, ethnic or national origin, age or sex. All qualified applicants will be considered. Strong consideration will be given to qualified applicants who wish to accept offers of employment at a UPMC laboratory after graduation.
Our program has two admission start dates: January and July. Two students start each January and two students start each July.
Applicants should apply to the clinical laboratory science program at least one year prior to the anticipated program start. A personal interview is required, but not guaranteed, after all application materials have been submitted.
There is a $30 fee due when applying. See Apply Online page for details.
In addition to those courses required for a degree from the appropriate college/university, prerequisite coursework required for admission into the program includes:
Electives should include courses related to clinical laboratory science, such as genetics, anatomy and physiology, cell biology, parasitology and computer science. All of the above science courses must fulfill the requirement for a degree; survey courses are not acceptable. Major science courses completed seven or more years prior to application must be updated.
Applicants must also have:
The applicant must, with or without reasonable accommodations, have sufficient:
These standards were formulated to be in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act.
In addition to fulfilling academic prerequisites, students who have obtained a degree in a foreign university must have their transcripts evaluated by one of the following evaluating agencies:
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 66940
Los Angeles, CA 90066
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011