University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission.

Academic Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any major, but must be well rounded in the biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0) is required at time of application submission.
  • A minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0) is required at time of application submission.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (listed below)
  • Courses used for required prerequisites must be a letter grade of “C-” or above. [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19]
  • Any repeated course grades will be considered if improvement was achieved.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

As of July 2021, UNMC will no longer require or utilize scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to the Clinical Perfusion program.

Conversation Time

Three (3) unique conversations with a Perfusionist are required. Three separate Conversation Confirmation Forms reflecting these experiences must be uploaded into the online application by the application deadline.

Required Undergraduate Prerequisites

Biological Sciences
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Human Physiology with Lab
    • NOTE: Anatomy and Physiology requirements can be fulfilled by a series of two separate anatomy and physiology courses or a series of combined anatomy and physiology courses.
Physical Sciences
  • General Chemistry with Lab
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
    • NOTE: Only one of these courses is required to fulfill this requirement
  • Physics with Lab
  • Statistics
Medical Terminology
  • Either a college/university course or a certificate program is acceptable
  • UNMC offers a medical terminology course (CAHP 310), which meets this requirement. Taking this course at UNMC is not a preference factor for admission.

Admission Demographics

Number of students accepted into the Clinical Perfusion Program per year: 20

How to Apply