The Medical Technology Program is a four-year course of study which leads to a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology. The student may become eligible for the B.S. degree and National Certification as a registered Medical Technologist through this program by: 1) successfully completing the three-year curriculum on campus, 2) successfully completing a twelve-month internship program at the affiliated school of Medical Technology (Vanderbilt) and 3) qualifying for the National Registry.
The medical technologist performs both routine and highly sophisticated clinical laboratory procedures in the areas of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, serology, and blood banking. They are qualified to supervise technicians and laboratory aides and conduct in-service training of medical personnel.
Internship training programs are accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation and the American Medical Association upon recommendation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (www.NAACLS.org).