Medical Technology Program (Medical Laboratory Scientist)
According to the United States Department of Labor, the number of job openings is expected to continue to exceed the number of job seekers in the field of medical technology.
Before entering hospital training, students enrolled in the Medical Technology Program at Baldwin Wallace University may elect one of two options: the three-plus-one hospital-based affiliation program or the four-plus-one hospital-based affiliation program (Post-BS option). Both options require the fulfillment of the College requirements for graduation and also the following requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS): Sixteen hours of biological sciences, including Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics or Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology; 16 hours of chemistry including Organic or Biochemistry; Statistics; the bachelor's degree, and a 12 month hospital training program. Read course descriptions in the University Catalog.
The hospital presently affiliated with Baldwin Wallace is Southwest General Health Center.
Before admission to the hospital training program, a student's transcript is evaluated by the registrar and sent to the hospital at the student's request. Requests for this evaluation, as well as an application for admission to the hospital school of medical technology, should be submitted about one year prior to entrance into the hospital training program. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the three-one program; however, acceptance is not guaranteed.
Upon satisfactory completion of one year of hospital training, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and is then eligible to take a National Certification Examination. Four hours from the hospital training program will count toward the Biology major at Baldwin Wallace. Students will receive close personal counseling. A faculty advisor with practical experience and genuine concern will work with any student who seeks this help. Periodically, there are opportunities to visit medical technology laboratories and to interact with professionals, as well as students, currently in training.
Courses Offered in Hospital Schools of Medical Technology include 10 hours of MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 8 hours of CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, 6 hours of HEMATOLOGY, 3 hours of IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY, One-hour of CLINICAL MICROSCOPY and 4-hours of SPECIAL SUBJECTS.
Students interested in careers as a medical laboratory scientist should contact Dr. Michael Kovach, Medical Technology Faculty Advisor.