I registered for the course, but I haven't sent payment yet. Is my registration locked in?
Not really. When we have payment in hand we lock in your registration and email confirmation of that.
When can I choose the labs that I want to take?
We will send an email to you when Lab Ranking is available on the web site. At that time, you'll be able to rank all of the labs. There is also an ability to change labs once the course has started, so don't panic.
I may have to arrive late or leave early. How late can I arrive and how early can I leave?
We understand how tough it is to make travel plans. The first lectures start on Sunday afternoon, and the last lab ends on Thursday around 5pm. Our best advice is to arrive in time for the opening reception - it's really nice - and to leave on Friday. Click here to see the full schedule
Can you explain what the campus dorm rooms are like?
Sure! There is a two room suite, one person per room, with a common living area. Bath and shower facilities are shared, down the hall. It is undergraduate dorm housing - comfortable but basic. Bedding and towels are supplied, but please bring your own amenities. Rooms and floors are gender-specific; there is no co-ed housing. Here's a link to one of the dorms: Chamberlain Hall
I want to do my own hotel accomodations. What is the closest hotel?
The closest hotel is the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, a five-minute walk to the primary course location at Druckenmmiller Hall. Contact them at 207-837-6565 for information and reservations. Please note that off-campus hotels are not provided by the course.
Where do I go to check-in and register when I arrive at Bowdoin?
To check-in for the campus housing you will need to go to the Office of Summer Programs. The Office of Summer Programs is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm and will be located in the Pinette Dining Room in Thorne Hall. Please let us know if you will be arriving after 9:00 pm. In that case you will need to check in at Campus Security. Registration for the course will be done in the Atrium of Druckenmiller Hall during the opening reception Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 9:30pm or during late registration 10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday morning. Click here for a campus map. There will be signs indicating the location of the Atrium, the Office of Summer Programs, and Campus Security.
Can I get continuing medical laboratory education credits (CMLE) or SCYM credits for attending the course?
Yes! This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 35.5 CMLE or SCYM credits. ASCP credits are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.