We welcome your interest in Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology. Here at Cleveland Clinic, the medical technologist is a vital member of the health care team and an integral contributor to the quality performance of the more than 9 million laboratory tests performed each year. Results of these laboratory tests are used by Cleveland Clinic health care teams to detect and diagnose diseases, to monitor patients’ progress, and to enhance preventive medicine programs that could lead to decreased incidence of certain disease states.
A career in medical technology can be challenging and rewarding. At Cleveland Clinic, highly skilled professionals utilize modern equipment and a combination of conventional and molecular techniques to perform more than 9 million laboratory tests annually.
As a medical technology student at Cleveland Clinic, you will be provided with the skills to produce reliable test results in a cost-effective manner. In addition, you will be given an educational background from faculty members that provide you methods for the evaluation of new procedures and instruments.
You will have ongoing opportunity to update your skills and knowledge through continuing education programs, laboratory rounds, and easy access to additional teaching materials. Oral and written communication skills are becoming even more important than in the past as the medical technologist’s role in health care expands to include more interaction with other health care professionals and technical consultant duties.
Administrative, management, and educational skills are also necessary as the medical technologist plays a greater role in financial management of the laboratories, leadership and education of support personnel and technical consultation. We hope to provide you with what is needed to interact with those in and beyond these important health care professions.
Advances in science make medical technology a rapidly changing field in which there are many excellent employment opportunities. Our faculty is dedicated to helping you gain the skills and knowledge you need to begin your career. As medical advances improve the health and increase the life expectancy of our citizens, the need to provide quality health care increases. As a medical technologist, you may gain great personal satisfaction in knowing that you have a key role in improving the quality and productivity of human life.
Dr. Gerri Hall
Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology