Clinical Internship

MEDT 490-491 Clinical Internship

A yearlong internship performed at a NAACLS accredited hospital program, typically WCA, Rochester General or St. Vincent’s Hospital.   Students wishing to apply to other accredited internship programs may do so upon advisement.

The internship is 30 credits; the basic disciplines of study include:

Clinical Chemistry: Lecture and laboratory sequence involving the study and detection of biochemical components in body fluids. Methodology, theory, disease states, and instrumentation are stressed.

Clinical Microbiology: Lecture and laboratory rotation in which bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses are studied, the emphasis being on bacteria. Biochemical, morphological and serological properties are emphasized.

Hematology/Coagulation: Lecture and laboratory sequence concerned with the study of blood. Theory and techniques dealing with cellular components and coagulation mechanisms of normal and abnormal blood are major topics.

Immunohematology (Blood Bank): Lecture and laboratory rotation dealing with the immunological properties of the blood, especially concerning the various blood groups and transfusion therapy. (Other theories and techniques of basic immunology may be included here or in another category.)

Urinalysis: Lecture and laboratory presentation of normal and abnormal physical, chemical, and cellular properties of urine.


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