Sanford Health Program for Medical Laboratory Science academic acceptance policy assumes
that the intern candidate has successfully completed the pre-clinical curriculum
as proscribed by their respective academic institution. Minimum requirements for
acceptance into the Sanford Program include anatomy and physiology, immunology,
organic/biochemistry, genetic/molecular biology, microbiology, and statistics. The
policy also states that the candidate have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8
(on a scale of 0-4.0) or higher and a scientific grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
As acceptance into the internship is granted during the fall semester of the year
prior to internship, Sanford Health Program for Medical Laboratory Science reserves the right to deny a student
enrollment or participation in the training program if required or recommended course
work is not completed or if individual grades are below a "C" (2.0) level after
the student has been accepted into the program.
Successful completion of the program and the award of certification depend on a
passing grade of at least 71% out of 100% on departmental lecture, practical material,
student presentations and comprehensive exams. The educational degree is awarded
through the students' academic institution. A full graded internship transcript
is sent to the students' affiliate to become part of the students' institutional
permanent record. At this point graduates are eligible to take national certification
exams from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification.
Upon successfully passing these exams, the graduates are then eligible for licensure
or additional testing that may be required by individual states.