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To become a perfusionist, you must first complete a four-year college degree, taking course work in general and organic chemistry, general and advanced biology, anatomy, physiology, and physics. Once you have a bachelor’s degree, you can apply to a master’s or certificate program in cardiovascular perfusion. The two-year program includes both classroom and clinical experiences. After graduating from an accredited perfusion program, you will be qualified to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Application Guide

Learn more about the admission criteria for most cardiovascular perfusion programs.

Perfusion Programs and Prerequisites

 View the full list of 16 accredited U.S. cardiovascular perfusion programs.

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