Major in Medical Technology

What Is Medical Technology?

Medical technologists are health-care professionals who carry out critical diagnostic testing in hospital and research laboratories. The medical technology major prepares students for the 12-month clinical internship program in medical technology as part of a "3+1" four-year degree. This program is for students interested in careers in medical research, clinical laboratory analyses, and food or pharmaceutical industrial research.

Our Medical Technology Major Allows You To:

  • Immediately qualify for employment as a board certified medical technologist.
  • Work in research, hospitals, and health care settings.
  • Continue your education in graduate or medical schools.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Medical Technology (90 + 30 credits)

Students who are matriculated at SUNY Plattsburgh may select the medical technology major at any time prior to the internship year and should meet with the medical technology program coordinator as soon as possible. During their last year on campus, students apply to the medical technology clinical internship sites of their choice.

Acceptance to the clinical internship is competitive, and admission to SUNY Plattsburgh does not guarantee placement in the clinical internship.

Those accepted spend 12 months in residence at the clinical training center where they follow a curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Students enrolled in the medical technology program have the flexibility to complete their training in cytotechnology if they so desire. Many of our students also double major in biology and minor in chemistry.

Program Requirements

Residency Opportunities

Accepted student spend 12 months in residence at a clinical training center where they follow a curriculum approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Medical Association.

Affiliated hospitals include:

  • Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA).
  • Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, NY).
  • Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ).
  • New York Methodist Hospital (New York, NY).

Note: Admission to non-affiliated hospitals is also possible.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about biological sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Neil Buckley, Chair
Office: Beaumont Hall 444
Phone: (518) 564-3155
Email: neil.buckley@plattsburgh.edu