The School of Medical Technology program includes five basic areas of laboratory assignments:
- Clinical microscopy
Time for management and education projects is included during rotations.
The first two to three weeks of most area rotations include lectures and a lab experience for the students assigned to that rotation. Students acquire the basic skills and knowledge needed for later bench assignments.
Following the lab assignments, students rotate through various bench assignments either singly or, more commonly, two at a time.
Practical work is supervised by instructors and supplemented by informal discussions, reading assignments and/or other self-study material.
Academic progress is closely monitored by weekly testing during laboratory rotations. Tests are scheduled to correlate as closely as possible with the general area of rotation and/or bench assignment material.
The program consists of 49 weeks of lecture and laboratory experience:
Total Length: 52 weeks (including vacation)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Starting Date: Third week of July
Vacation: Three weeks (week of Thanksgiving, week of Christmas, and a week in the spring)
Holidays: Labor Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day,
Medical technology students work with biohazards, chemical hazards and odorous materials during the course of their training. Safety training is included during the first week of training. Students are expected to use the safety equipment provided for employees and adhere strictly to laboratory safety procedures.
Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing a drug-free, smoke-free work environment. Cleveland Clinic, therefore, will not tolerate the unlawful or unauthorized use, manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of illegal or controlled substances of abuse or unauthorized use of alcohol or tobacco products on or around Cleveland Clinic property.
Cleveland Clinic will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, creed, handicap, national or ethnic origins in the administration of its educational policies, training programs, stipend awards and all other such administered programs.
The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):
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The School of Medical Technology program is approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.
Graduates will be eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, and/or other equivalent certifying agencies.
Successful completion of the program may be credited toward a baccalaureate degree through affiliated colleges and entitles the graduate to a Certificate of Completion from Cleveland Clinic.