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Clinical practica are the real world training aspects of our programs. All BS and MS students have four different placements in clinical and research laboratories at prestigious hospitals, clinics and laboratories in and outside the tri-state area.

Clinical Opportunities

Laboratory practice in the bioscience technologies is a hands-on job requiring a hands-on education. Jefferson is committed to providing all students with a multitude of opportunities to use the latest high-tech equipment and analytical methods, master a range of laboratory techniques and experience the routines and rhythms of life in the lab. Practicum rotation components of each program are the real-world training aspect of the curriculum.

Students in Jefferson programs:

  • may have up to 4 different practicum experiences, three to four 8-hour days a week in the fall and spring or five 8-hour days a week in the summer
  • have the opportunity to study at one of Jefferson’s more than 50 clinical affiliations in the tri-state area and as far as California. These include major teaching hospitals, clinics and laboratories
  • have priority clinical opportunities at Jefferson Health System institutions
  • assist faculty with basic science and clinical outcomes research

Common Clinical Sites

Practica may be completed at commercial laboratories, community hospital and medical center laboratories, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry labs and academic research labs.