med tech student Whitney Athoe working at her internship at WCA Hospital in Jamestown

Medical Technology

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Medical Technology at Fredonia

Want your work and career to change the world? Fredonia’s Medical Technology program prepares you for laboratory and biomedical work that could treat or even cure disease. You will gain practical experience as you earn your degree in a program that is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and the American Medical Association Council on Health Education (AMACHE). Students graduating from the program are also eligible for NYS Department of Education licensure.

The Fredonia Difference

You will study three years at Fredonia and spend one year in an accredited clinical hospital program in Rochester, Jamestown, or Erie, Pa. 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 a bachelor’s degree.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical laboratory scientists for:
  • hospital laboratories
  • biomedical research facilities
  • forensic laboratories
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • Sales representatives for:
  • pharmaceutical
  • medical instrumentation
  • computer corporations

Contact Information

It's Different Here

97%

passing rate

Fredonia Medical Technology students pass the Board of Registry Examination on first attempt (national rate is only 76%).

10

week summer fellowships

Summer research opportunities (fellowships) are available for our students for 10-week projects under the mentorship of faculty.

$55,000

median salary

Clinical laboratory science is a strong career choice. Graduates are being hired with only a bachelor's degree required.

Student Story

Lindsey A. Wittmeyer
“One of the best parts of my education is the way the Fredonia Biology faculty went out of their way to make sure I had the optimal educational experience needed to become a successful scientist."

Lindsey is a Medical Technologist in the Microarray CGH Laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Lindsey A. Wittmeyer B.S. Medical Technology Class of 2012

Why Medical Technology at Fredonia?

medical tech students work in a lab

Outcomes

Students are being hired for full-time jobs up to six months before graduation, with $10,000 sign-on bonuses.

medical tech students work in a lab

Senior Capstone

Students work with advisors to choose an experience best suited for their career objectives.

medical tech students work in a lab

High quality education

Faculty come from world-renowned universities; they teach the same courses at Fredonia taught at those institutions.

Sample Courses

BIOL 245 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

From discussions of concepts of physiological control and levels of organization, this course concentrates on the components of the musculoskeletal system, the integument and an extensive description and analysis of neural and endocrine systems of control.

BIOL 338 Microbiology

The course includes a basic study of microbial taxonomy, morphology, biochemistry, and reproduction. Great emphasis is placed on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, microbial genetic regulation, and the application of microorganisms in recombinant gene technology.

BIOL 453 Basic Hematology

Introduction to the study of blood, its cellular components, and various blood diseases. Laboratory exercises include a variety of manual techniques involved with blood cell counts and determinations.

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