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|Can I major in pre-medical technology?|
No, pre-med tech is not a major; however it will provide you with the right courses for preparation into a medical technology program. Students planning on applying to University of Washington's Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine program should major in a scientific field such as chemistry, microbiology, or biology.
|What does my GPA need to be?|
Students who plan to be medical technologists must be self-sufficient, precise,and thorough, and your GPA should reflect those qualities. The required GPA minimum for applying to University of Washington's MS in Laboratory Medicine is 3.2 for the last 90 graded quarter credits, but successful applicants usually have higher GPAs than the minimum.
|How important are letters of recommendation?|
Letters of recommendation are an important part of the selection process. Admission committees consider academic and character recommendations that applicants obtain from faculty members, supervisors, and other persons. Letters of recommendation should discuss and critically evaluate the student's academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of coursework attempted, and special attributes and assets. Recommendations are usually written between the applicant's third and fourth year of college. It is extremely important for students to develop working relationships with faculty members in order to earn good letters of recommendation.