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Rules & Regulations

Schedule
Students will train 40 hours per week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If absence is necessary, the Program Director must be notified. A student may not be absent from the laboratory for more than 10 working days during the year whether for vacation or illness. Time lost in excess must be made up before a certificate will be issued.

All students are granted nine (9) holidays per year in addition to ten (10) personal days. Legal holidays at BMC are New Year's Day, President's Day, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Policies and Practices
Information concerning the patient must be considered confidential, and the trust of both patient and physician must never be violated.

Students must comply with policies and practices that pertain to BMC employees as well as those of the School of Medical Technology. These policies will be signed by students before they begin the internship.

Verbal/Written Warnings
Unsatisfactory performance or violations of the Medical Center's or School's policies, standards, practices and regulations may result in corrective actions according to the frequency, seriousness, and circumstances surrounding the offenses. A more detailed explanation is provided to the student during orientation. 

Grading Policy
Didactic:
No student will be allowed to graduate from this program with a final lecture grade of C- or lower in any subject. A minimum average of 75% must be maintained.

Practical:
No student will graduate from this program with a final clinical grade of C- or lower, a minimum average of 75% must be maintained. A student will not graduate from this program until they complete all assigned work in each rotation.

Grievance and Dismissal Policy
The Grievance and Dismissal policy is provided during student orientation. Some of the offenses that may result in immediate dismissal from the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating
  • Plagiarism
  • Violation of patient confidentiality
  • Excessive absenteeism

A student may be terminated or denied a certificate of graduation if they do not complete the internship according to all School of Medical Technology, Laboratory, and hospital policies.

Withdrawal Policy
A written notice to the Program Director is required as soon as a student decides to cancel their enrollment.

  • Students from affiliated universities should consult with their Academic Advisor/Medical Technology Program Coordinator and their university catalog.
  • Non-affiliated students should submit their request in writing to the Program Director. An exit interview with the Program Director is encouraged.
  • Textbook fees or any other expenses incurred before or during the program are non-refundable.
  • All students who withdraw from the program shall relinquish the right to use student services made available by the hospital and laboratory.

Refund Policy
If we receive your notice before the first day of clinical training and you have already paid your tuition in full we will refund all of your tuition minus the $250.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your position, a total of $1750.00.

If we receive notice to cancel your enrollment within the first 30 days of the program we will refund you the total balance of the tuition minus the $250.00 non-refundable deposit, a total of $1750.00. 

Any decision on the student’s part to leave the program after the first 30 days results in the total forfeiture of all tuition fees with no exceptions. 

*A more detailed list of rules and regulations are provided to the student during orientation.



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