The Clinical Sciences concentration enables students who are interested in Medical Technology, Histotechnology, Cytotechnology or Respiratory Therapy to include their clinical training as part of their B.S. in Biology degree requirements.
Students in this concentration may enter a clinical program in medical technology (aka: medical laboratory science), histotechnology, cytotechnology, or respiratory therapy after their junior year of college and then transfer credits back to Shippensburg University following successful completion of their clinical education. An overall GPA of at least 2.5 is required to be eligible for this concentration and application to clinical sites is required one year in advance of the professional program starting date. Credits from the clinical year will be used to meet remaining elective requirements for Biology in addition to meeting “free electives” to complete the B.S. in Biology degree.
The clinical year may be taken at any of the hospital schools affiliated with Shippensburg University or any other hospital program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. Although hospitals give preference to their affiliates, admission is on a competitive basis and Shippensburg University cannot guarantee admission to a hospital for the clinical year.
The following is a list of current hospital affiliations (or non-affiliated but approved sites) for each Clinical Science sub-concentration:
Medical Technology: Altoona Hospital, Augusta Health (Fishersville, VA), Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, PA), Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Reading Medical Center, Rockingham Memorial Hospital (Harrisonburg, VA), Saint Vincent Health Center (Erie, PA), Williamsport Hospital, York Hospital
Histotechnology: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, PA)
Cytotechnology: Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA), Magee Women’s Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA; non-affilate)
Respiratory Therapy: Lancaster Regional Medical Center (via Millersville University)
See the Biology/Clinical Sciences concentration curriculum sheet for details as to the courses that are required for each sub-concentration.