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Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist Program

Sutter Health has a long and successful history of training laboratory professionals. Our laboratories are approved by the State of California for a specialty license in Transfusion Medicine.

This program will prepare you for California licensure as a Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist – a highly qualified, specialist lab professional, in a time where there is great need. Training for this one-year program will occur at one of our seven Sutter Clinical Labs in Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, Stockton, San Francisco, Lakeport, or Oakland. Come join our knowledgeable and passionate team here at Sutter Health.

Program Highlights

  • Training in state of the art laboratories

  • 1:1 mentoring with experienced lab professionals

  • Hands-on learning opportunities and didactic lectures

  • Preparation for CA State licensure

Program Overview

This one-year training program is full time and schedule flexibility is required. Students will spend the majority of time training in the laboratory at their assigned hospital lab location, training in the Transfusion Services section, with supplemental training in Chemistry and Hematology sections. Students will be expected to travel to alternate locations on occasion and participate in didactic lectures throughout the year. This is a paid internship which includes Sutter Health medical insurance benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

Must meet all of the requirements set forth by the California Department of Public Health, State of California (Cal. Admin. Code Title 17, s1033), and Sutter Health, to include:

  • BS/BA degree or higher in Biology or an equivalent major
  • At least 25 semester or 38 quarter units in Biology, including courses in Genetics and Immunology.
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Immunology and Genetics courses completed in the past 7 years and receive a grade of B or better.
  • Applicants with foreign baccalaureate degrees must have a foreign transcript evaluation by an approved evaluating agency
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  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Live in, or have close ties to, an area served by a Sutter Health Laboratory
  • Applicants must secure a Trainee License from the State of California prior to beginning the Program.

Process, requirements and the on-line application for a trainee license can be found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OSPHLD/LFS/Pages/CLS-Trainee-Immunohematologist.aspx

Application Process

Submit a completed application packet to Sutter Health, via email or mail, address below.

  1. Application, Application Form (pdf)
    • Resume
    • Academic detail
    • Personal statement of interest – 1-2 pages describing your career goals, personal experiences that led you to this goal, experiences and personal traits which you feel will ensure your success as a student and in this career, and any training location preferences
  2. Three letters of recommendation from science instructors or employers, Recommendation form (optional, letter acceptable) (pdf)
  3. Official college transcripts

Sutter Health Laboratory Services
Immunohematology Training Program
1020 29th Street, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95816
Email: LabIHprogram@sutterhealth.org

Deadline

Applications are typically accepted from April - June. Please continue to monitor our career site and apply when posting is open for the applications.

Come join our knowledgeable and passionate team at Sutter Health Laboratories!

For more information about the Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist Training Program at Sutter Health, please contact us at LabIHtraining@sutterhealth.org

Doctor holding test tubes
Erica

“We aren’t training our externs to pass an exam or run an instrument. We are a team helping develop the highest caliber lab professionals that we want as colleagues, by our side taking care of patients. The fact that we have a 100% retention rate at our Sacramento campus, and one third of the lab management team are former students, demonstrate that commitment to long term professional development.”

Erica Nelson Padilla, Clinical Laboratory Educator

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