Biology: Medical TechnologyOffered by: Biology
As a Medical Technologist, you will be on the front lines of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The major in Biology: Medical Technology involves three years of classroom education on SRU's campus followed by one year of study at one of our affiliated school of medical technology where you'll be able to put your hard won knowledge to the test in real life situations. Experience the difference that experiential learning makes in your future.
Why Choose Biology: Medical Technology?
The Medical Technology program at SRU is fairly small compared to other schools. Our size is an asset as small classrooms make for a great deal of one-on-one attention. The faculty get to know you and their support and guidance are huge advantages when beginning your career.
In addition to faculty attention and support, SRU and our affiliate labs have cutting-edge medical technology. Training in this environment gives our graduates an edge on competition when they enter the job market.
With the experience you gain at SRU and our affiliated institutions, you will play a major role in meeting the needs of the whole patient.
What Will You Learn?
Your first three years will be on the SRU campus as you earn 96 credit hours that will give you the base of knowledge you will need to advance, including medical virology, parasitology, immunology, genetics, and molecular biology. Your senior year is spent in 12 months of intensive training at an accredited hospital school of Medical Technology. Students have received medical technology training at: York Hospital School of Medical Technology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program, St. Vincent Health Center School of Medical Technology, Altoona Hospital School of Medical Technology, Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science, and Rochester General Hospital School of Medical Technology. To become a medical technologist you must be certified as a clinical laboratory scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry or the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel.
Careers In Biology / Medical Technology
With your certification, you be recognized as a qualified medical technologist. Graduates of the program are employed in diverse settings, including hospital and independent laboratories, commercial and academic research laboratories, public health services, pharmaceutical companies, scientific sales and service, education, supervision, and laboratory administration. Most laboratories are organized into five departments: blood banking, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, and hematology.
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