- What is Medical Technology
- What do Medical Technologists Do?
- Purdue University Calumet Medical Technology Undergraduate Major
- Medical Technology Four Year Plan
- Clinical Sites
- Clinical Year Application Procedures (Submit your clinical application before December 1st of your junior year)
What is Medical Technology?
Medical Technology is a Laboratory Science, a branch of medicine concerned with the performance of clinical tests that provide information to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of wellness.
What do Medical Technologists do?
Medical Technologists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological analyses. Check the lab science careers at http://www.labsciencecareers.com.
Purdue University Calumet Medical Technology Undergraduate Major
The medical technology curriculum is structured so that you study for three years at Purdue University Calumet and one year at an affiliated school of medical laboratory sciences. The “three-plus-one (3+1)” study program allows you to complete, by the end of your junior year, the coursework required for admission to a hospital-based training program during your senior year. The first three years provide a broadly based background in the sciences and mathematics. Major emphasis will be placed on biological sciences and chemistry. The fourth year consists of combined classroom and laboratory studies that provide experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histology, urinalysis, and instrumentation. The medical technology curriculum of Purdue University Calumet meets the requirements adopted by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education and the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Completion of prerequisite courses at Purdue University Calumet does not guarantee admission to an affiliated hospital program. Affiliated hospital programs make final admission decisions. In general, acceptance is based on your academic performance, biographical information, letters of recommendation, motivation, work experience, and your performance during admission interviews conducted by the respective hospital’s admission staff. You should consult with your academic advisor early in your academic program to plan for an alternative four-year major in case you are not accepted for admission to a hospital program at the end of your junior year. A student who is not accepted to a hospital school at the end of the junior year may be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in biological Sciences within the department of Biological Sciences. Students can complete a four-year B.S. program before entering the year of training in the department of Biological Sciences as well.
Successful completion of the three-plus-one (3+1) program meets the requirements for the B.S. degree in Medical Technology from Purdue University Calumet. Upon completion of the medical laboratory sciences program, you become eligible to take the national registry examination in medical laboratory science for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Medical technology also provides a good background for an advanced degree in areas such as environmental health, microbiology, clinical chemistry, pathology, immunology, business, health physics, or industrial hygiene.
All students working toward the B.S. degree must complete the degree requirements of 120 credit hours presented in the medical technology plan of study. The professional (senior) year of the medical laboratory sciences program consists of 12 months of clinical training at an approved hospital program. Fourth-year clinical students will register as Purdue University Calumet students and upon successful completion of their clinical training will receive 32 credit hours through the department of Biological Sciences.
Clinical SitesFranciscan St. Margaret Health
Rosemary Duda, B.S., MT (ASCP)
Medical Technology Program
5454 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: (219) 932-2300 ext. 34199
Fax: (219) 933-2136
VA Hines Hospital
Donna Wray, MT (ASCP)
Director, Medical Technology Program
5th Avenue at Roosevelt Street
P.O. Box 5000-113-School
Hines, IL 60141-5113
Phone: 708-202-8387 ext 23212
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Carol Becker, MS, MT (ASCP)
School of Clinical Laboratory Science/School of Histotechnology
530 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL 61637
Phone: (309) 624-9021
Fax: (309) 624-9150
Clinical Year Application Procedures
Submit your clinical application before December 1st of your junior year.