MET Application Procedures


Medical Technologists, or Clinical Laboratory Scientists, analyze human blood, tissues, and bodily fluids, or supervise the performance of thousands of types of medical laboratory tests using a wide variety of precision instruments. They may also conduct research and develop scientific methods to advance the study of disease processes. Medical Technologists exercise independent judgment, correlate test results, and interpret test findings. Physicians depend on Medical Technologists to produce reliable and valid results which may be used in determine the presence, extent, and possible causes of disease.

International Students

If you are an International student attending USF on a student visa, you MUST be authorized to work in the United States in order to be eligible for the MET Internship.

Once you arrive at USF, it is critical that you apply for a Social Security Number (usually obtained based on seeking on-campus employment). If you are admitted to the MET Internship and are not authorized to work in the US or have not obtained a Social Security Number, you may not be able to complete the MET Internship and degree.

Employment prospects for MET

One of the fastest growing health fields in the past decade, employment prospects are expected to continue to be excellent in the coming decade. Our program has a nearly 100% success in job placement and in passing licensure exams. The majority of Medical Technologists find employment in hospital laboratories. Medical Technologists may specialize in several different areas, including clinical chemistry, blood banking, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis, and toxicology.

USF offers a BS degree in Medical Technology, which includes three years of study on campus and a fourth year of internship at one of three participating hospitals: Tampa General (Tampa), Bayfront Health (St. Petersburg), and St. Vincent's Medical Center (Jacksonville).


Before the Application Process

Acceptance into the hospital internships is competitive and is not guaranteed. Students who are not accepted are offered the option of completing an alternative degree program, including the B.S. Degree in Biomedical Sciences and applying to hospital internships independently. Talk to an advisor for more information.

MET Program Advisors
To know more about the academic side of the program, meet with the MET Program Advisors: Cristina Yelvington or Hillary Campbell
Click here to schedule an appointment.

MET Coordinator
To know more about the Application Process, reach out to the MET Coordinator: Kaelah Scheff.

All internship application information (documents & submission loactions) will be communicated through the listserv. If you are not on the listserv, please reach out! 


Application Deadlines

  Fall Applications Spring Applications
Preliminary Graduation Check & Waiver Paperwork: November 12th June 24th
Letters of Evaluation: December 3rd July 14th
Application Packet: December 17th August 1st
Final Graduation Check: April-May November-December



  1.  Reach out to the MET Coordinator, Kaelah Scheff, to be put on the listserv. All internship application information (documents & submission loactions) will be communicated through the listserv.
    • Below is paperwork that will be required to submit to the MET Coordinator. Make sure you are on the listserv to receive important details about the documents and specific submission locations.
  2. Submit the Preliminary Grad Check Paperwork.
    • See listerv updates for submission location.
  3. Submit the Waiver Paperwork for the Letters of Evaluation.
    • You have the choice to waive your rights to seeing the letters of evaluation.
    • See listserv updates for submission location.
  4. Evaluation Paperwork (Letters of Recommendation). Each hospital Program requires the following minimums and maximums for letters of recommendation:
    • 3 letters (minimum)
    • 5 letters (maximum)
    • 2 Science faculty as letter writers (minimum)
    • ALL evaluations must be sent by faculty back to the MET Coordinator to the designated submission location (see listserv updates to communicate this information to your letter writers).
  5. Submit Unofficial Transcripts (Application Packet).
    • See listerv updates for submission location.
    • Each hospital you are applying to requires a copy of your USF unofficial Transcripts along with your letters of evaluation to make up your Application Packet.
    • Once accepted to a clinical program, you must send that hospital your official USF transcripts and other institutions you have attended.
  6. Apply to the Hospitals.
  7. Submit the Final Grad Check Paperwork before the Internship.
    • See listserv updates for submission location.