ADMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS / STUDENT POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

General Policy
Each student must exhibit professional conduct, satisfactory progress in academic standing and practical achievement. The Program reserves the right to require, at any time, the removal of any student whose attitude, conduct, health, scholastic records or practical experience is not in harmony with the policies of the College or hospital, or its best interests.

Application and Admission
A student must have completed or be in process of completing the required pre‐major courses through Semester 4 (attached) before filing for admission into the program. Admission is competitive, with a limited number of clinical training positions available.

Our evaluation of prospective students will be made by the Medical Technology Program Admissions Committee, which is conducted on the basis of a personal interview (required), academic standing, academic background, previous experience and various other factors indicative of success in the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. Minimum Major GPA requirement is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

There shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap for admission to the program.

Technical Standards and Essential Functions
Essential functions represent the technical or non‐academic requirements of the Program that all students must master to successfully participate in the Program. All applicants are expected to:

  • possess sufficient vision to easily recognize and read text, numbers and graphics in print and on monitor screens.
  • be able to discriminate patterns and colors in order to identify reagents, media, stained cell preparations and physical properties of various body fluids, as well as delineate fine details of cellular structure and morphology when using a microscope.
  • be able to read, write and communicate in the English language to facilitate effective communication with patients, physicians and other members of a health care team.
  • demonstrate sufficient manual dexterity to perform required tasks such as: performing phlebotomy safely and accurately (if required); operating delicate instruments; manipulating tools; handling small containers of potentially biohazardous specimens; utilizing sample measuring devices; adequately focusing and manipulating a microscope, and using a keyboard.
  • demonstrate sufficient psychological stability to effectively problem solve and to react effectively in stressful situations. Must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action. Be flexible, creative and adaptable to change.
  • use intellectual skills to calculate, interpret, analyze, reason, evaluate and explain data, solve problems, make critical judgments and initiate corrective action as necessary.

Certification and Licensure Eligibility
All graduates of the CUNY College of Staten Island Medical Technology Program are eligible to take the national ASCP-BOC  American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam  and are eligible for licensure by New York State (http://www.op.nysed.gov).  Graduation is not contingent upon certification or licensure.

Accreditation
CUNY College of Staten Island Medical Technology Program is accredited by NAACLS. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018‐5119. Phone: (773) 714‐8880. NAACLS is recognized as an independent accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education (USDE).

Notice:
The College of Staten Island Medical Technology Program reserves the right to change requirements upon reasonable notice as this may be necessary to maintain the proper standards and objectives of the Program.

General Application Procedure Checklist:

  • Application Form:  complete and submit online.
  • Personal narrative:  type and email to the Program at the address below.
  • Unofficial transcripts from the College of Staten Island must be emailed to the Program at the address listed below.
  • Recommendation letters: must be sent directly to the Medical Technology Program Admissions Committee by your referencesin signed, sealed envelopes.
  • Return completed forms, including transcripts, to: 
    Medical Technology Program Admissions Committee
    CUNY College of Staten Island
    2800 Victory Blvd. Building 6S-Room 143
    Staten Island, NY 10314
    E‐mail address: Adrienne.Paez@csi.cuny.edu