A Personal, Hands-On Educational Experience

The Florence M Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science curriculum consists of an 11-month training program with didactic sessions as well as clinical rotations throughout Jersey Shore University Medical Center's laboratory departments.

Throughout the year, extensive clinical experience is closely correlated with classroom instruction. Instructors in the classroom are generally instructors at the bench as well. Many find this continuity of instruction to be very beneficial. This valuable experience, coupled with our low student to faculty ratio, allows you to learn valuable skills via individualized instruction.

Our pathologists also join the faculty in providing a broad-based educational experience for our students. In addition, educational activities are planned for the students throughout the year.

Upon successful completion of the program and all degree requirements, students from our affiliated colleges receive a degree in Medical Technology. (No certifying examination is required to receive this degree.) Each student earns up to 32 credits for this clinical year.

Students already possessing a baccalaureate degree receive a certificate of completion from the Florence M Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science. Successful completion of the program plus completion of all requirements for a baccalaureate degree qualifies students for the ASCP Board of Registry exam and National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel exam.