Thomas Jefferson Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology
The mission of the Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology is to train competent, focused, and highly-skilled perfusion technicians. Using evidence-based medicine, the program will produce students ready for board examinations and prepare graduates to perform the duties and responsibilities of a cardiovascular perfusionist in a variety of clinical settings.
The Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology will produce competent entry-level perfusionists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
- At least four of the following six prerequisite courses should be completed at the time of application in order to be competitive:
- 2 Semesters of Biology with lab (8 credits) (Recommended: Biology 1&2, Biochemistry, Microbiology)
- 2 Semesters of Chemistry with lab (8 credits)
- 1 Semester of Physics with lab (4 credits)
- 1 Semester of college-level math (Recommended: Calculus or Stats)
- Additional coursework in the following areas are recommended but not required: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology.
- It is preferred that all science courses are completed within 5 years of application to Jefferson. Courses completed over 5 years ago will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-“ or below will not be eligible for transfer.
- Other requirements include:
- Shadowing experience with a certified cardiovascular perfusionist (CCP) is required
- If students are missing 1 semester of biology, chemistry, or physics they may attempt to test out of these requirements by passing a challenge exam.