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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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M. U.
◈ Studied B.S. Medical Technology
◈ At University of Santo Tomas
◈ Graduated 1990

list bulletAbout my college education: I graduated high school in 1986, just a month after EDSA Revolution. So Cory fever was still in the air and everyone was hopeful (although some Marcos loyalists were dismayed) . Being a graduate from an exclusive school for girls going to a university was interesting and challenging. So you widen your circle of friends and acquaintances. It was my time to be given the freedom to commute by myself, to go to parties without chaperone, eat out or watch movies with classmates and friends. There was no McDonalds or Jollibee yet near UST and we have to go to Morayta. We have to go to SM North EDSA if we wanted to watch movies or go malling. College life was fun, too.

On top of having interpersonal, analytical, problem solving skills (any other skills for that matter), discipline should top the list. No spoon-feeding, you have to research or discover things on your own. There was no internet then, so we do research at the library. It was in college that I've learned and appreciated to use a diary/planner because everyday, professors would give assignments, and schedule tests. And mind you, some of those professors were the textbook authors so there's no way of fooling them. It was normal to find a day in my planner to have one or two quizzes or tests from two subjects. Not only that, my extra-curricular activities made my college life more challenging and exciting as well.

list bulletMy current job: I'm now a freelance writer, work at home mom. I practiced the profession briefly and started writing in 1999.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. Although I'm no longer practicing the profession, the lessons I've learned in college are still used. I can't be fooled in any hospital or a clinic; I know chemistry and math. My various employments have helped me become what I am today on top of my basic, secondary and tertiary education.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Right after the last day of the board examinations, being a Sunday, I bought a copy of Manila Bulletin because of its Classified Ads. It took me a week to find my first job in sales. It may not be related to my course but I learned from it.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Medical Technology: The reason why I chose BS Medical Technology was I wanted to be a doctor. However, during that 4-year course, I discovered my love in writing. Transferring was not an option for me back then (and that's another story) . BS Med Tech is a good pre-med course because by 2nd year proper, almost all Med Tech subjects will be tackled. I remember the one who topped the Med Tech board exam that time was a 2nd year medicine student. As for a Med Tech career, if ever I stuck with it, and pursued a Med Tech career path, I would opt to be in the forensics.
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