Holly Pinkart, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
A medical technologist performs a full range of laboratory tests from simple blood tests and urinalysis, to identification of microorganisms, and includes phlebotomy (blood-drawing). Medical technologists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests, and type and cross match blood samples for transfusions. Additionally, medical technologists rigorously maintain clinical laboratory quality control programs to ensure the accuracy of tests, and may supervise medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Medical technologists are certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Eligibility for the certification exam requires a bachelor’s degree and completion of a one year clinical internship in an accredited program. CWU offers all the appropriate coursework required for entry into clinical internship programs.
For more information on this program, please go to: www.cwu.edu/health-career/pre-medical-technology-home.