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As with any technical medical field, one of the best ways to learn about the work of perfusionists is to talk with an existing practitioner. All hospitals performing open heart surgery have perfusionists on staff who may be available for interviews with students. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) offers a list of accredited perfusion technology programs, and you may be able to talk to the professors, instructors, and admissions officers in those respective schools.

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