School of Medical Technology
A Message from the Program Director
Nancy C. Mitchell, MS, MT (ASCP), DLM
Welcome to the Rochester General Hospital School of Medical Technology! I invite you to explore our Program and become familiar with the excellent educational opportunity encompassed within our Program.
As Medical Technologists/Clinical Laboratory Scientists, our RGH Values Statement says it best:
We are extraordinary people called to do extraordinary work!
Up to three quarters of all medical decisions are based at least in part on laboratory data. We are important members of the health care team and are engaged in truly meaningful work, making a difference in patients’ health and wellness.
Our Program was founded in 1934 in order to educate qualified students in the profession of medical technology/clinical laboratory science. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. (NAACLS, 5600 North River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018) or www.naacls.org.
The Laboratories at Rochester General Hospital and the Laboratories at our clinical affiliate, the University of Rochester Medical Center, each perform several million tests per year, utilizing state of the art instrumentation, computer systems, and facilities. The Program offers an outstanding faculty of technical specialists and M.D./Ph.D.’s. Our students have the invaluable opportunity to see and learn from both normal specimens and abnormal specimens covering a wide range of specialties at two large, state of the art laboratories.
Our graduates perform excellently on the national certifying examination and embark upon an exciting and fulfilling journey. Not only is the job market extremely strong nationwide for those with a clinical laboratory science background, but the choices that can be made within that job market are amazing – clinical labs, research and development, the pharmaceutical industry, large equipment manufacturers and computer companies, biotechnology, infection control and emerging diseases, forensics labs, environmental labs, and teaching programs. The opportunities are practically endless.
I urge you to browse through our site and e-mail us or call us at (585) 922-4274 if you have questions about the Profession or our Program!
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