Medical Technology Program
The Medical Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and the American Medical Association Council on Health Education. Recent program graduates have obtained employment as clinical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories, biomedical research facilities, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry; and as sales representatives for pharmaceutical, medical instrumentation and computer corporations.
The curriculum requires the student to study three years at SUNY Fredonia and one year in an accredited clinical hospital program. Contracted agreements with three hospitals (Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY; St. Vincent’s Hospital, Erie, PA; WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY) ensure internship placement for qualified students who have successfully completed university requirements. Entrance to the clinical program is highly competitive and based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and letters of recommendation. The clinical year consists of study in a hospital laboratory where students are supervised and instructed by medical technologists and physicians. After successful completion of the internship, students receive clinical certification from the hospital, 30 university credits, and the B.S. degree with a major in Medical Technology from SUNY Fredonia. Students are then eligible to take the Board of Registry exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Passage of the exam results in national board certification. Graduates are also eligible for licensure through the N.Y.S. Education Department Office of the Professions.The percentage of Fredonia Medical Technology students passing the Board of Registry Examination on the first attempt has been 97 percent over the past 10 years, compared to a national passage rate of only 76 percent.
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A total of 120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. The remaining credits include courses taken to fulfill the requirement of the College Core Curriculum and electives.