Medical Technology - BS

Medical Technology - BS

Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, NY

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The BS program in Medical Technology (BSMT) prepares graduates for a wide range of positions in the clinical laboratory profession. The curriculum includes development of the theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities necessary for entry into practice at the technologist level. While enrolled in the program, students experience a supportive learning environment in the Medical Laboratory Technology campus laboratories, where the theoretical background introduced during lecture sessions is linked to clinical laboratory practice through the development of technical proficiency. The educational experience includes clinical internships at local affiliated clinical laboratories in which the students are prepared for the transition into the clinical laboratory workplace. The BS in Medical Technology program is specifically designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in New York State. As a result, graduates of the program will have the educational background that prepares them for the NYS licensure examination and will be eligible to apply for NYS licensure, a necessity to work in a clinical laboratory in New York State. The BS in Medical Technology program is also designed to meet the accreditation standards outlined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Accreditation of the BS program is currently being sought so that graduates of the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR). Passing of this certification examination designates the graduate as MT(ASCP). Traditionally, both program accredita

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