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A Career for You in Bioscience Technologies

Some of the greatest discoveries in science and medicine have come from the smallest of clues – an abnormal cell, a transformed microbe, a strand of DNA. A master of today’s high-tech laboratory equipment, the bioscience technologist lays the foundation for the healthcare and science-based industries, by diagnosing abnormal cells before they transform to cancer, monitoring a patient’s health or disease status, isolating a molecule that will become a medicine or mapping a genetic pattern that can solve a crime.

Ahead of the Curve

Jefferson offers one of the most robust multispecialty curricula in the country and is the only institution in the region to offer academic healthcare programs in biotechnology/molecular sciences, cytotech­nology/cell sciences and medical laboratory sciences. As students participate in core curriculum courses spanning all these disciplines, they also learn and practice specialized hands-on, laboratory-based training at every stage of their programs.

Jefferson stays ahead of the latest advances, training students in emerging disciplines like molecular diagnostics, immunodiagnostics, genomics, proteomics and healthcare bio-informatics. Students are also introduced to the latest laboratory management systems, regulatory requirements and supervisory strategies. This means that our graduates have the scientific, creative and problem-solving skills they need to be competitive in a field that changes with every technological leap.

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Professional Certification

National certification in a specialty area of laboratory practice is not only proof of knowledge and competence in a field; it demonstrates value-added expertise that employers seek today. Faculty members, all of whom are certified in their respec­tive disciplines, strongly support the importance of acquiring and maintaining certification and expect that students will complete their certification exams as soon as they successfully complete their programs. To learn more about national certifica­tion in your profession, visit the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification.

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Accreditation

Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the Medical Technology program is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Cytotechnology/Cell Sciences program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American Society of Cytopathology. Graduate Certificate Programs are conducted under the auspices of the programs in Medical Technology and Biotechnology.

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