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Medical Technology is New Major for Fall 2007

August 21, 2007

The Department of Biology at Mount Union College has added a new major to its curriculum.

The Mount Union College - Cleveland Clinic 3 + 1 Medical Technology Program allows students interested in the medical field to obtain a degree that will give them both a broad liberal arts background and extensive clinical training, preparing them for careers in medical technology.

Students will spend three years at Mount Union College, and their fourth year of school will be spent completing 2,000 hours of intense training at the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology. After completing the training, students must pass a comprehensive examination, which must be passed in order to graduate. Students who pass the exam will also have to meet the requirements for the Senior Culminating Experience as well as for graduation with a bachelor of science degree in medical technology.

'The hope is that this new major will give students at Mount an alternative way to get into the biomedical field,' said Dr. John Scott, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Biology. ' We are hoping that this will attract more students to both the biology and chemistry departments, because students will essentially earn minors in both biology and chemistry during their three years at Mount Union. The other major advantage to this program is that the extensive background in biology and chemistry students will obtain will make them prime candidates for a number of different careers and gradate programs.'

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel and/ or equivalent certifying agencies.

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