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Academic RequirementsApplicants should have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a science/math grade point average of 3.0. The courses preferably should have been taken within the last seven years. Applicants enrolled in a histotechnologist curriculum at affiliated academic institutions are considered first. Applicants from non-affiliated institutions are considered if a bachelor's degree has been earned and all other requirements, including the minimum requirements, have been met.
Required Courses (If missing, contact local college/university for admission into required class(es))
Strongly Recommended Courses
Essential Function/Technical StandardsEssential functions/technical standards represent the essential non-academic requirements of the histotechnologist program that students must master to successfully participate in the Program. Persons wishing to enter, or those students who expect to continue in the Histotechnologist Practicum, must:
1. POSSESS VISION ACUITY TO:
2. POSSESS HEARING ACUITY TO:
3. POSSESS SENSORY INPUT TO:
4. POSSESS MANUAL DEXTERITY/FINE MOTOR SKILLS TO:
5. POSSESS PHYSICAL and GROSS MOTOR FUNCTIONS TO:
6. POSSESS WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH SAFETY HAZARDS:
7. POSSESS MENTAL SKILLS TO:
8. POSSESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO:
NOTE: All verbal and written communications are in English as the primary language of this institution
"Criteria for admission should be related to the functions of the histologic technician. There shall be a procedure for determining that the applicants' or students' health will permit them to meet the written essential functions of the program. Essential functions are the physical and behavioral standards that a student must be able to master in order to successfully complete the program and, presumably, to be able to obtain employment in the field."
(Taken from the NAACLS Essentials of 1995 and NAACLS News, Fall 1997)
Acceptance into the William Beaumont Hospital School of Histotechnologist Practicum is dependent upon many factors, including: the candidate's grades , courses taken, letters of recommendation, and statement of career goals; interview of the candidate by the Admissions Committee; the successful completion by the candidate of a physical examination performed by the William Beaumont Hospital Employee Health Clinic; and , upon the assessment by the Admissions Committee, the candidate's potential ability to meet the above mentioned preadmission essential functions/technical standards.
Physical exam: Students accepted in to the program will be required to pass a physical examination through the Hospital Occupational Health Services before beginning the program. The examination includes, but is not limited to: general physical examination; chest x-ray; blood and urinalysis tests; tuberculosis (TB) testing; drug, alcohol and nicotine screening; evidence of immunity to rubella, mumps, varicella zoster, rubeola and pertussis. In addition, students will be required to receive (or show proof) of Hepatitis B vaccine, influenza vaccine and Tdap vaccination.