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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medical Technology

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Holly Pinkart, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Science Building 236D

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.

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Pre-Professional Programs Information

These programs are planned for two groups of students-those who want one or two years of college work prior to entering an occupation, and those who want to do pre-professional work for one, two, three, or four years before entering a professional school, university, or college.

The programs described are not to be considered unalterable. They represent patterns that generally agree with the requirements of many professional schools. Since there are many variations in the requirements of the professional schools, students should, after consulting the CWU catalog, select courses required by the institution from which they expect to earn a degree.

The following pre-professional programs are offered: pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-dietetics, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing in public health, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary.

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