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About the CMT Program Scholarship

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is strongly committed to promoting and supporting diversity in its training of the next generation of laboratory professionals. We believe that this commitment to diversity enhances the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s educational experience, strengthens our community and ensures the delivery of the highest quality patient care. We believe that our Clinical Medical Technology Advanced Certificate Program provides a rich experience through a comprehensive didactic and experiential curriculum, working with clinical materials from our diverse patient population. 

To help promote the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s interest in diversity the Department is proud to offer a scholarship, representing the full cost of tuition for those whose background is underrepresented in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The scholarship is predicated upon acceptance into the Clinical Medical Technology Advanced Certificate Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the biology, chemical or physical sciences with successful completion of the following courses and subject areas that include laboratory content:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Analytic chemistry and/or biochemistry
  • Physiology, with anatomy content
  • Molecular biology and diagnostics
  • Microbiology

The following courses are also required:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Immunology

It is recommended that applicants have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with a minimum math/science GPA of 2.8.

In keeping with the Department’s goal of promoting diversity, special consideration will be given to the applicants whose background is underrepresented in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Advanced Certificate Program Application Process

Each applicant’s qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are accepted beginning September 1st for admission to the following fall semester. Review the Application Requirements to ensure your application and all supporting materials are submitted. Acceptances occur on a rolling basis until all the slots are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged. 

Scholarship Application Materials

  • Submit a letter of intent telling us a bit about yourself, your career plans, and why you qualify for this scholarship, no greater than 500 words
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College transcript

The deadline for the scholarship application is March 15, 2021.