Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $250.00 deposit is required to hold the applicant's position in the class for which he/she is accepted. The position deposit will be applied toward tuition expenses. The balance of the tuition payment is due on or before matriculation. Students must:
- satisfactorily complete all program course work;
- maintain a minimum C average for all courses;
- perform a minimum of 75 satisfactory adult clinical bypass procedures and perform or observe a minimum of 10 pediatric clinical bypass procedures;
- maintain a student membership in the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT and Florida Perfusion Society);
- satisfactorily complete a final written and clinical simulation examination.
Before applying, an individual should assess his/her capacity and suitability for being a student and pursuing a career as an independent health practitioner. The program is an extremely intense 21 month program that requires personal and financial sacrifices and demands a high degree of integrity, self-sufficiency, motivation, discipline and highly developed study skills. Proof of medical insurance and a physical examination must be presented prior to matriculation. Proof of current immunizations, to include Annual TB Screening (PPD), Diphtheria Inoculation Tetanus (DTP), MMRx2, and Hepatitis B must be presented before the student will be allowed to progress to clinical status. Students may be required to relocate during the clinical session. Students must be financially prepared to enter into and complete the program. This may include providing and maintaining additional housing and living expenses during the clinical session should they be required to relocate.
Prior to advancing to the clinical portion of the program, students must undergo clinical background checks and random drug screening.
Important Notice: Participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may require a drug, criminal, and/or child abuse background check in order to permit participation in the program's clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may deny a student's participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Drug and background checks will be done at the student's expense.