Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology
Application Priority Deadline: December 1, 2017
Application Regular Deadline: March 1, 2018
The application fee is $50.00. The fee is non-refundable.
How to Apply
Apply to the Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology Certificate program using the Jefferson Online Application.
Students must complete their Bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution before the start date of the program. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (and above) and a minimum science GPA of 3.0 (and above) are recommended to be competitive.
At least four of the following six prerequisite courses should be complete at time of application in order to be competitive:
- 2 Semesters of Biology with lab (8 credits)
- 2 Semesters of Chemistry with lab (8 credits)
- 1 Semester of Physics with lab (4 credits)
- 1 Semester college level math (Recommended: Calculus or Stats)
Additional coursework in the following areas are recommended but not required: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology.
It is preferred that all science courses are completed within 5 years of application to Jefferson. Courses completed over 5 years ago will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-“ or below will not be eligible for transfer.
Other requirements include:
- Shadowing experience with a certified cardiovascular perfusionist (CCP) is required
If students are missing 1 semester of biology, chemistry, or physics they may attempt to test out of these requirements by passing a challenge exam.
Submit an official transcript for each institution you have attended and send to the following address:
TJAPP Transcript Verification Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471
DO NOT open the transcript. Transcripts received with broken seals will be returned to the applicant.
CV or Résumé
Submit your CV or Résumé to TJAPP.
We require two letters of recommendation. Students will need to provide the name, title and email address of the people writing the recommendations during time of application. You will receive an email from TJAPP with a recommendation form directly to the references.
References must return the recommendation form directly to TJAPP, not the student.
If you possess previously written letters of recommendation from a reference, contact your counselor directly.
Proof of Shadowing
Students must shadow a minimum of one case. Please submit a completed copy of this form to TJAPP.
- Ability to observe and participate in classroom exchanges, demonstrations, experiments and other learning venues in the applicable laboratory discipline or in interdisciplinary didactic and clinical settings.
- Ability to analyze, synthesize, solve problems and reach interpretive judgments.
- Sufficient use of the senses of vision, hearing, somatic sensation and motor movement necessary to learn and perform applicable laboratory procedures and associated data management in the classroom, clinical or research setting.
- Ability to communicate electronically, in writing and verbally with faculty, other students and professional colleagues with accuracy, clarity, efficiency and timeliness.
- Sufficient cognitive and physical ability to comply with physical, chemical and biohazard precautions.
The technical standards of the Department do allow for the use of an assistive device (or devices), program time extensions or other forms of support necessary to accomplish the requirements of the program. Such accommodation must be requested in a timely manner, and must be documented, reasonable, appropriate and available to the Department and/or the student.