You are here: Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology » The Application Process

Admission



 

Academic Requirements

Students must have a preferable minimum cumulative GPA of “2.8” on a 4.0 grading scale. Students must have a minimum of a “C” grade in ALL Science classes with a “2.5” Science GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
Admission Requirements

 

Academic Prerequisites

Students may apply for admission to the School of Medical Technology if the student is a candidate for a baccalaureate degree in an affiliated university/college, or has a baccalaureate degree and meets the program academic prerequisite requirements.  The School of Medical Technology has affiliation agreements with most of the major Oklahoma universities: including Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Cameron University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and University of North Texas in Denton, TX.   Non-affiliated universities must establish temporary affiliation agreements for their 3+1 students to be accepted into the program.

Baccalaureate Candidate 3+1 Option (3 years of college + 1 year medical technology program internship) – tuition is paid to university.

Post Baccalaureate Candidate 4+1 Option (Baccalaureate degree + 1 year medical technology program internship) – tuition is paid to hospital.
Applicants who have not completed their degree must be eligible for a baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, or medical technology from an affiliated university/college at the completion of the medical technology program. Applicants must complete all prerequisite classes before the start of the program in July. 
 

Other Requirements

Students must be able to execute our Essential Requirements to be granted acceptance.

Essential Requirements Form

The Application Process

1. Applicants should apply during Fall of the year preceding entry into the program.

2. The deadline for application is October 15th, established by the Oklahoma Consortium of Clinical Laboratory Science.

3. Applications forms and procedure may be obtained from the affiliated university medical technology advisors, hospital program director or downloaded here. Complete and submit application form by due date stipulated above, along with the Course list/GPA Computation Form. Contact hospital program director via Email for “Background Check Instructions” to complete the required OCCLSA Online Background Check performed by CastleBranch.com by October 15.

4. Student Evaluation Forms must be completed and submitted by your Referees by November 1st.

5. Please mail in an official copy of your academic transcript by October 15.

6. If granted an interview, upon completion you must mail in the Matching form received or downloaded here (Remember to get a tracking number). 

7. Students are generally selected on the last Friday in January during the OCCLSA Annual Matching Meeting.

Disclaimer: Final acceptance into our program is contingent upon the applicant successfully passing our required physical exam (stipulated shots), drug screen, and criminal background check performed in July before the start of school.

 

Application Documents

OK MT Hospital-Based Programs

OCCLSA Student Application

Course List & Science GPA Computation

OCCLSA Course List

Student Evaluation Form (Science Professor)

Work Recommendation Form (If employed)

Matching Procedure & Form

Application Packet 2017

 

Application Processing & Interviews

We must receive your official transcript and application form with application fee (payable to OCCLSA) by October 15th for your application to be processed. We must receive all other required documents by November 1st to be granted an interview.

The students with completed application packets and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a Science GPA of 2.5 with “C” grades are granted an interview. The interviews are performed by the program director and at least one teaching tech. During the interview, detailed information such as exactly how students are chosen using our point system and the OCCLSA matching process, the specifics about the academic year (schedules, expectations, etc.) and the risks of the profession are discussed. The program director and teaching techs complete an interview checklist on each student interviewed.

Following the interview and evaluation of all components of the application process the data is transferred to an application summary sheet. The points assigned for each component are added together and the students are ranked in order of points. The faculty members are requested to review the applicant summary sheet and the student applicant packets and choose the student they will like to accept. Finally, during our faculty matching meeting, the faculty discusses and finalizes the top six students we would like to accept along with the alternate students in order of choice in case our top six students choose and get accepted into another Oklahoma program.

The OCCLSA Annual Matching Meeting is generally held on the last Friday of January.

 

Newly Matched Students

1. The selected students for the new class will be contacted via email or phone by the Monday of the following week after the Matching Meeting. An official letter of acceptance is sent via mail to each student by the end of the first week in February to which they must reply to by submitting a TYPED letter addressed to the program director for the position offered.

2. Create a personal GMAIL account (email) for future communication with program director.

3. Be sure to notify program director of any out-of-state or overseas travel during the month of July as soon known.

4. Ensure to obtain required shots and background check as soon as notified.

5. Consult your university advisor to enroll in the Fall semester courses and for tuition payment instructions.

6. Maintain communication with program director.

7. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of “2.8” and have a minimum of a “C” grade in ALL Science classes with a “2.5” Science GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.

8. Disclaimer: Final acceptance into our program is contingent upon the applicant successfully passing our required physical exam (stipulated shots), drug screen, and criminal background check performed in July before the start of school.

 

If you have any questions regarding the application process or will like to receive an application packet, please contact the program director.

 
 
 

  Apply for acceptance into the Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences today…