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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Technology, BS

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Medical Technology encompasses the study of analytical and diagnostic procedures used in clinical laboratories and in medical research. Medical technologists (also known as clinical laboratory scientists) perform a variety of laboratory tests, upon which the physician depends for accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and proper treatment of the patient. The program is designed as a 3+1 with three years at IUP taking the required sciences and liberal studies courses and then one year of clinical experience at an IUP-approved affiliate program. All of the coursework at IUP is preparatory toward the final year and the requirements by the Medical Technology profession. At the end of their senior year, upon successful completion of the program at an articulated clinical affiliate accredited within the discipline, IUP will grant 30 credits that will be applied to the student’s transcript and the bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology will be conferred. The program also prepares the student for graduate and professional schools. IUP maintains affiliations with accredited schools of medical technology/ clinical laboratory science. To be competitive for clinical placement, the student must have a minimum overall GPA and math/science GPA of 2.8. Since admission to any hospital program is on a competitive basis, IUP cannot guarantee admission.

The following programs maintain agreements of affiliation with IUP:
UPMC Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona; Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown; Pennsylvania General College of Health Sciences, Lancaster; the Reading Hospital School of Health Science, Reading; St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia; St. Vincent Health Center, Erie; UPMC Susquehanna Health, Williamsport; UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital, Jamestown, New York; and Wellspan York Hospital, York.

Completion of academic studies at IUP and of one year of clinical experience qualifies the student to take a national certification examination. Successful results on this examination lead to certification as a professionally qualified medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist.

Liberal Studies:44

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Writing Intensive:

One required

Liberal Studies Elective: 3

Major: 30

Required Courses: (1)

Articulated courses in Medical Technology transferred from affiliation agreement (1)

Free Electives: 6

Total Degree Requirements: 120

See advisory paragraph “Timely Completion of Degree Requirements” in the section on Requirements for Graduation .

(1) These courses are offered by affiliating, hospital-based schools of medical technology (also known as clinical laboratory science). Areas of study are consistent with requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and are completed during the final 12 months of the degree program at an affiliating school.

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