Please note: Effective Fall 2017, Rutgers-NB SAS will no longer offer the Medical Technology major for incoming freshman/transfer students. Students are encouraged to look into the Rutgers-Newark Medical Laboratory Science program (for more information, please see: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/MLS/program.html).
Medical Technology (MT), also called Clinical Laboratory Science, is a paramedical field for which the student prepares in chemistry, microbiology, hematology and related disciplines. Well trained and certified Medical Technologists, or Clinical Laboratory Technicians, can enter careers in clinical laboratory work, academic research, public health, teaching and the pharmaceutical industry. The medical technologist not only contributes to the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases but is of increasing importance in the evaluation of established technical procedures and in the use of new, increasingly complex instruments. At this time, job availability to qualified candidates is relatively good.
Medical technology students will develop academic skills during the core curriculum and elective courses enabling them to smoothly transition from an academic environment to professional training in the senior phase of their schooling. The academic emphasis will be on a skill set required for future success in the field of medical technology, including preparation for the national certification exams, in conjunction with a broad liberal arts foundation. In addition, medical technology students will also be encouraged to simultaneously develop a strong, independent scientific framework encompassing the necessary mindset to continue their academic studies at a higher level, if so desired.
- To develop academic skills, nurtured within the liberal arts environment provided by Rutgers-New Brunswick School of Arts & Sciences, that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, clinical laboratory education, national certification exams, and encourage life-long learning.
- To acquire the factual and conceptual knowledge needed to pursue and benefit from the clinical laboratory education, succeed on national certification exams, and ultimately pursue a career in medical technology.
- To provide, through our dedicated New Jersey Medical Technology training hospitals, the clinical laboratory skills and experience required to function as highly qualified bench technologists.
- To provide students with the skills to evaluate laboratory methods, critically analyze data, and effectively communicate their findings in both a written and oral format such that outstanding patient care is ensured in a professional manner consistent with established ethical guidelines.
To complete the MT curriculum, the student spends three academic years (or equivalent) at the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and a fourth calendar year at clinical study. Through affiliations with various hospitals, SAS offers a limited number of admissions into the final year of clinical study. Such admission will be on a competitive basis and cannot be guaranteed to any student entering this curriculum. For this reason, the student is advised to plan an alternative major that may be completed during the senior year if admission to a clinical site is not achieved. Links to hospitals with approved medical technology programs can be found here:
|Monmouth Medical Center||Application|
|Jersey Shore University Medical Center||Application|
After completion of the sophomore year the student applies for admission into an accredited school of medical technology for the final year of clinical study. To be eligible for this application, the student must have an overall cumulative average of 2.500 and at the end of the sophomore year a grade point average not less than 2.500 in all courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics thus far completed in fulfillment of the requirements of the curriculum. A cumulative average of not less than 2.500 in all required courses in sciences and mathematics must be maintained to the end of the junior-year.
During the fourth year, the student registers at the SAS and is responsible for the regular tuition and student fees for the academic year. Students pay the hospital fees, and are then credited this amount by Rutgers. Students must submit a copy of their paid receipt from the hospital with their Rutgers term bill.
The completion of this curriculum leads to:
- A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Medical Technology
- Eligibility to take the recognized certification examination of the student’s choice