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BS in Medical Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BS MT) is a four-year degree program that equips students with knowledge and skills in laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. Students will also learn how to use modern equipment, instruments and scientific methods to provide accurate laboratory results.

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Medical Technology are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Introduction to Medical Technology with Science, Technology, and Society
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Community and Public Health
  • Principles and Strategies of Teaching in Health Education
  • Biological Science
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Medical Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Perform technical clinical laboratory tests in aid of diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases accurately
  • Think analytically and critically in the workplace
  • Participate in improving the health care management system by engaging in the collection, analysis, and projection of health information
  • Apply medical technology research skills and methodologies
  • Abide with ethical practices and standard procedures of the profession

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various clinical and hospital laboratories. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

To become a Licensed Medical Technologist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Medical Technology needs to pass the Medical Technology Board Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Board of Medical Technology under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Medical Technology may pursue a career path in various community clinics and hospitals and medical facilities. They may apply as a biochemist, bacteriologist, blood bank technologist, clinical pathologist, histologist, microbiologist, parasitologist, medical research assistant, toxicologist, cytotechnologist, or a crime lab analyst. 

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Reviews of BS in Medical Technology graduates:

L. E.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
◈ At University of Perpetual Help - Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Medical Technology: It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. I suddenly thought that I want to become a doctor and I heard that the program is one of the best premed course there is.

list bulletAbout my college education: I had a difficult time because I had lost interest during my last two years. All I wanted then was to get it over with. I felt so tired and I almost gave up. I stopped pushing myself to persevere. But during the final months before graduation, I tried very hard to bring back the interest I had and the will myself to finish the course. I was so lucky that I was able to graduate. Looking back to it, I am really grateful that I didn't give up. I've been through a lot and it would be such a waste if I let my dreams go that easily.

Passion, dedication and courage are necessary if you taking a plunge in this course. Care for the well-being of others is highly appreciated. The skills can easily be acquired if you work hard and work smart. Practice a lot. There is no room for carelessness. You always have to be cautious and attentive. Presence of mind is important. Have a good public-relations skills. Learn to communicate well with people because you always have to interact with different kinds of patient and other health workers with different attitudes. Patience and understanding are needed to survive. Always have a positive outlook in life to be enjoy what you do.

list bulletMy current job: Staff Medical Technologist at a private hospital.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: What I learned in school and during my internship is definitely what awaits me in the real world, and so much more. My phlebotomy skills gets better in every blood extraction that I made. I get to appreciate the ideas and concepts that I only read in books. I encounter more abnormalities in analysis of urine and other body fluids. I am able to correlate the result of complete blood count and blood chemistry to the patients' diagnosis whenever stated. It is like I'm learning all over again but this time, I am solely responsible of my actions in the aim to cure the patients so accuracy and precision is really needed.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me 5 months after graduation before I found a job because I needed to review and take the licensure examination during the first 4 months. It just took me a month after I passed to find a job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Medical Technology: There is a very high demand for medical technologists nowadays, local or abroad, so the employment opportunities are always up for grabs - may it be in the practice of the profession in hospitals and clinics, fields of research, sales, or business.

You get to learn more as you continue to practice the profession and participate in different conventions and seminars. There are always new advances and modernization in clinical laboratory practices so the intellectual and professional growth is endless.

Although, I do not recommend it to those who are looking for high salary level. The salary is not that much if you are just practicing as medical technologist. To have better salary, you can have multiple jobs at a time, get proficiency trainings -- you really need to work hard to earn more. Many choose to work overseas for better salary.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: In taking up BS Medical Technology, one should really have the passion in what we actually do. It is very stress-inducing, mind-draining, and physically and emotionally exhausting but if you really love what you do, it is very fulfilling and rewarding as you make your way to graduation and through the board exam. It demands a great amount of time and sacrifice yet it will be all worth it when you reached your goal. Dedication and patience are must-haves. Strong will and a great deal of fighting-spirit will help you get through the course. Just don't give up easily and you will definitely reap the fruit of your labor.
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