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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

Qualifications

  • 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:

J. L.
◈ Studied BS in Medical Technology
◈ At Manila Central University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education: My course is challenging, difficult, tough yet enjoyable. I need to memorize and understand many informations like in our subject in Bacteriology and Parasitology. I also need to have patience and try not to become sleepy when I'm reviewing. Although it's hard, it is enjoyable as well.Especially when I got to read on the components of our blood and other body fluids as well as the diseases that our body may suffer.
As a BS Medical technology student, you need to have patience and be hard working specially when you are in your internship. You need to adapt in the hospital settings on which you can truly apply what you are studying. You need to have confidence and most specially faith in God because it is not easy to deal with patients, the laboratory staffs as well your co-interns. A student of this course needs to trust himself in order to do the job you need to do like blood extraction. One must always remember the laws and ethics and discipline not just a student but as a training individual.

list bulletMy current job: I'm still reviewing for my board exam this coming March 2013, but for almost 3 months I have training experiences in a clinic near my location.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I used what I learned from our school as well as from the hospital where I have spent my 6 months internship.
For what I have used during my training months, I apply what I learn manually. I read the blood smear as well as the urine on a glass slide microscopically. Because it's a primary clinic, there is no new technology there like the machines so it will be the one who will read the blood or the specimens.

But then I'm planning to apply on a tertiary hospital and I'm sure I can apply what I've learned about using the machines in the hospital laboratory/.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Medical Technology: I recommend this course because a lot of hospital and clinics here and abroad is looking for a medical technologist.
The job is hard, but if you are dedicated to help people and you will enjoy what you are going to do, surely it will lessen your stress.
Of course the work is difficult but as you go through and pursue, nothing will beat you. There will be friends who will support you and be with you also.
As for the salary, it depends on what type of hospital but from where I have spent my internship one of my staff told me that he has lots of benefits. I also ask one of our junior staff there, and after a year of hard work she is earning 15-20k a month (sorry not remember so well therefore I put a range) .
But always remember that you must love your job because you will reap what you sow.
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