When does the program start and end?
How is the program structured?
How much time off do I get?
What do I wear?
Is housing provided?
How much is tuition?
The program, which lasts 51 weeks, begins the fourth Monday in August and ends the second Friday in August of the following year.
Clinical rotations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and begin anywhere from 6:00-8:30 a.m. During this time students apply their didactic knowledge by clinically working with patients and equipment. Didactic lectures are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for approximately the first nine months after which the students will be working clinically full-time fine-tuning their technical skills. Students will gradually be given more and more responsibility as the year goes on and eventually perform patient procedures independently and with confidence.
You will be given eight holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday and July 4th), as well as the day after Thanksgiving off. You will be granted 10 days off to use for vacation, sick time, or personal time. An additional three days off are allocated for interviews.
You are expected to dress and carry yourself as a professional. Dress casual or scrubs are acceptable. Jeans, T-shirts, and sweatshirts are not acceptable attire. Scrubs and lab coats will be provided by the hospital.
Housing is the responsibility of the student. Most students contact fellow students and share apartments.
Students applying the program towards a baccalaureate degree pay full undergraduate tuition to the university. Students receiving only a certificate pay a program fee to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital. Contact the Program Director for specifics.
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