Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Steven Lee, Academic Adviser.
Students interested in entering the field of medical technology should be aware that entry can be made through several different types of programs. There are three common types of programs available through our sister Seventh-day Adventist institutions and in the Pacific Northwest. They are briefly summarized below:
- Two-plus-two program. In this program entry is made into a combined classroom/clinical program following two years of undergraduate study. A bachelors of science degree is awarded at the completion of the two-year clinical program.
- Three-plus-one program. In this program entry is made into a clinical program following three years of undergraduate study. A bachelors degree is awarded at the completion of a one-year clinical program.
- Four-plus-one program. In this program a student completes a bachelors degree in any major, while taking a core of classes in preparation for the clinical training. Following graduation the student then enters a one-year clinical training program.
Entry into a clinical program is competitive. Applicants are selected on the basis of such qualities as scholarship, integrity, dependability, and motivation for medical technology.
The exact entry requirements into these programs vary. If Loma Linda University is the professional school of choice, updated requirements may be found on the LLU School of Allied Health Articulation http://www.llu.edu/allied-health/sahp/transfer/index.pages page. Students interested in this major should contact institutions offering the clinical program early in their university career in order to plan a course schedule. In general the course requirements will include: