Duration: 3-4 weeks
Class size: Varies
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
You must be enrolled in an affiliated phlebotomy technician certificate program through the Arizona Medical Training Institute or Phoenix College to be eligible to begin the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Clinical Rotation.
This clinical rotation prepares students to become well-rounded, fully competent phlebotomy technicians. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career working in an outpatient clinic or inpatient hospital setting.
Phlebotomy technicians work with other professionals in hospital and outpatient environments to collect and prepare blood samples for laboratory testing as part of a patient's total care team.
Clinical rotations occur at various times throughout the year at the end of an affiliated institution's scheduled program classes. You must successfully complete the required coursework before you are eligible to complete a clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic.
Upon successfully completing your clinical rotations and the other requirements of your phlebotomy technician certificate program, you will receive a certificate of completion from your home program. This certificate is a course certificate and is not part of qualification as a nationally certified phlebotomist. A separate examination is taken to achieve that status.
Immediately upon completion of your phlebotomy technician certificate program at one of our affiliated institutions, you will be eligible to take a national certifying examination for phlebotomy technicians.
How to apply
Your application and all supporting documentation must be received four weeks prior to the start date of the scheduled clinical rotation.
Complete the online Lite Application. After you sign in to the ApplyYourself tool, select Lite Application (not Application for Admission).
During your phlebotomy technician certificate program, you may participate in the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Clinical Rotation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.
You learn customer service skills, safety procedures, capillary collections, arterial and venous collections using various collection devices, a high-level overview of laboratory processing, computer skills, and more.
A typical clinical rotation schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week for three or four weeks. Hours may vary to accommodate the needs of the laboratory and student.
Tuition and financial aid
Tuition rates are determined by and paid to the affiliated college or educational institution at which you are enrolled. Mayo Clinic does not charge additional fees.
Students are responsible for their own living accommodations and transportation.
You may hold outside employment during the training program if it does not conflict your program responsibilities.