Overview

Mayo Clinic phlebotomy student drawing blood from woman's arm

Program description

Students enrolled in a phlebotomy technician certificate program at an affiliated education institution may complete a three- or four-week clinical rotation in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona. 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. The program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers working in an outpatient clinic or inpatient hospital setting. This clinical rotation also provides the high-quality clinical experiences needed for you to become a well-rounded, fully competent phlebotomy technician.

Accreditation

Arizona Medical Training Institutes' phlebotomy certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Phoenix College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Affiliated institutions

To participate in the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Clinical Rotation at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, you must be enrolled in one of these affiliated academic institutions:

  1. Arizona Medical Training Institute
    1. 1530 N. Country Club, Suite 11
    2. Mesa, AZ 85201
    3. 480-835-7679
  2. Phoenix College
    1. 1202 W. Thomas Road
    2. Phoenix, AZ 85013
    3. 602-285-7777

Facilities

Mayo Clinic has two campuses in Arizona. The Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic includes the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the Best Hospital in Phoenix.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, a pharmacy, a patient education library, an endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

Graduation and certification

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.

Note: 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.

Certification is a process by which nongovernmental agencies or associations grant recognition of competence to individuals who have met certain predetermined qualifications. Certification provides professional credentialing for phlebotomists.

Hours

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.

Class size

Each year, the number of students admitted to the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Clinical Rotation varies.

Oct. 03, 2017