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School of Medical Technology-Baptist

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What is Medical Technology?

Medical Technology is an exciting career choice if you have a strong background and interest in chemistry or biology. While training in the hospital laboratory, you will study the body’s immune system, components of blood, and you will investigate the causes of infectious disease.

Careers in medical technology are available in clinical/hospital laboratories, physician offices, research laboratories, public health centers, veterinary offices, crime/forensic laboratories, medical sales, education and industry.

The School of Medical Technology at Palmetto Health Baptist


The School of Medical Technology provides an one year of intensive training. Classroom and clinical rotations are generally scheduled Monday – Friday from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Training includes didactic lectures and extensive practical experience under the direction of pathologists and certified medical technologists.

Enrollment in the program is kept small in order to allow for personal instruction with each student. The high instructor-to-student ratio enables us to provide the best available medical technology training.

Upon completion of the program, a student will have entry-level competencies of a medical technologist and will be eligible to take national certification exams. Graduation is not contingent on passing any national certification exam.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare students with the skills and knowledge that are required to meet the needs of the Midlands community, South Carolina community, and the Laboratory profession.

Curriculum

MT Seminar: (1.0)
Phlebotomy practicum and Laboratory operations to include, quality, safety, etc. (1.0)
Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine: (2.0/4.0)
Identify antibodies and match donor to patient blood to ensure safe transfusion.(2.0/4.0)
Chemistry: (3.0/5.0)
Analyze the chemical composition of normal and abnormal blood and other body fluids.
Hematology/Hemostasis/Urinalysis: (2.0/5.0)
Identify formed elements in blood with emphasis on clinical correlation.  Study principles of blood coagulation.  Identity constituents in urine and other body fluids
Immunology: (1.0)
Study the immune system as it relates to the diagnosis of disease.
Management/Education/Research: (1.0)
Basic theory and practice.
Microbiology: (2.0/5.0)
Identify microorganisms (such as bacteria, yeast, fungi) and effective antibiotics.
Parasitology: (1.0)
Identify parasites, primarily pathogenic.
Special Procedures: (1.0)
Includes flow cytometry, molecular pathology, immunology, and special coagulation principles.

 Qualifications for Admission

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in eaither biology or chemistry.
  • Minimum cumulative (and science) grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • College work must include 16 hours of chemistry, including organic or biochemistry; 16 hours of biology, including microbiology and immunology (preferably as a separate course); and 3 hours of non-remedial math. Highly recommended courses include: genetics, molecular or cell biology, statistics, computer science and anatomy/physiology. Applicants who have not taken an organic chemistry and/or microbiology course within seven years must update their knowledge. 
  • Non-academic essential functions

Application

  • Completed application form.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • Three references.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit official TOEFL scores.

Personal Interview

Selected applicants will be notified for a personal interview.  All applicants are considered equally without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran's status, or disability.

Facts about the School of Medical Technology

Year started – 1963

Length of course – 12 months

Books – $500-600

Tuition – None

Application Processing Fee – $100


Uniforms
 – Furnished by student

Admission – January and July

Application deadlines are April 1 for the July class and October 1 for the January class. For more information and an application packet, call (803) 296-5014.

Withdrawals – A student desiring to resign from the school must have a personal conference with the Program Director and submit a letter of withdrawal. Such a letter should state the primary reason(s) for withdrawal. A student may withdraw at any time. The student will be required to return their ID badge and parking sticker.

For the past 40 years, we have had a 97 percent pass rate on the national certifying exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). 

Accreditation
NAACLS
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemount, IL 60018-5119
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org