Application Selection Process

Deadline of Dec. 31st prior to the August of class beginning. Those applications that are not completed prior to the deadline will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all required materials are forwarded as necessary.

  1. All documents must be submitted to:   
    Tampa General Hospital
    School of Medical Laboratory Science
    P.O. Box 1289
    Tampa, Fl 33601
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Request an official transcript from all colleges and universities (send directly to the address listed above) Transcripts of all college credits must be submitted by the universities bearing the college seal. Transcripts submitted by students will not be accepted. International students must have educational documents evaluated by the World Education Services or equivalent.

    At least two letters of recommendation must be submitted from the source, preferably science related.

    A $15.00 application fee. Must be check or money order payable to the School of Medical Technology. We are unable to accept cash.

    A statement of general health from a licensed physician is required upon acceptance into the program. The statement must declare you are able to perform the essential functions as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Acts Jobs Demand List listed in the handbook.

    Factors of consideration in the selection process include GPA (science & overall), recommendations, volunteer service, work experience, number of repeated classes, grades of D and F, and the interview.  Select students will be offered and interview and of those students 6 will be offered positions on March 1st.  Interviews are conducted by a minimum of three members of the selection committee.

    The selection committee consists of the program director, faculty, and or members of the advisory committee.  The interview is used as a means to assess each applicant’s motivation, goals, communication skills, professional conduct, interpersonal skills and a realistic concept of commitment to the medical laboratory science profession.

    After all applications are complete and the selected applicants have been interviewed, the selection committee chooses the best candidates for initial admission and creates a pool of alternate candidates. In the case of equal applicant status, applicants from the affiliated universities are considered first.  On March 1st applicants are notified of acceptance.

    After acceptance, students are required to complete a health screening and urine drug screening through Team Member Wellness prior to orientation. Students who fail the health and/or drug screening will be dismissed from the program. Tampa General Hospital and the program do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, or any other classification in the administration of admission procedures.

    For additional information or questions, please call (813) 844-7098 or email