Admission to the Program

Perfusion Education Admission

Admissions 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.

To be considered for admission, the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree and be well rounded in the biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics. These studies must include:

Biological Sciences:
Twelve (12) semester hours are required which may include laboratory sessions. Such courses should emphasize body structure, development, tissue organization and function. These courses may include but are not limited to general biology, cell biology, microbiology, physiology, anatomy, zoology, histology, embryology, genetics and immunology.

Physical Sciences:
Six (6) semester hours of chemistry are required. Such courses should emphasize physical principles and may include but are not limited to general chemistry, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and organic chemistry. Additionally, three (3) semester hours of physics including laboratory session are required. Such courses may include general physics, quantum physics, or physics for life sciences.

Three (3) semester hours are required.

Academic Criteria

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) is required. Scores must be sent using the UNMC Institution Code 6896, and received by the application materials deadline.

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

Application Deadlines and Admissions Timetable

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Admission Demographics
Number of students accepted into the Clinical Perfusion Program per year: 22