Clinical Perfusion Preference Factors


The requirements for admission described in Admission Requirements are minimum requirements for admission. Because admission to the Program is highly competitive, the Program has designated a number of "Preference Factors" for applicants. In considering applicants for admission to the Program, the Admissions Committee will give preference for admission to applicants possessing the following:

  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).
  • A Biology / Math grade point average of  3.0 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
  • A Physical Science (Chemistry & Physics) grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Strong motivation to become a perfusionist based on a thorough understanding of the profession.
  • Prior work or volunteer experience in health care.
  • Significant extracurricular, professional, or service organization involvement and activity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the personal written statement in the application and in the interview.
  • Personal qualities relating to maturity and professionalism as demonstrated in the interview and letters of recommendation

An applicant is considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability. Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, personality as assessed in personal interviews, and references are all important factors in the selection process. An applicant's academic record is important and serves as an indicator of ability to succeed in an intensive and rigorous program.