Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Medical Technology - Overview

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Contact Information

Medical Technology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Phone: 716.829.3630
Fax: 716.829.3601
Email: DOHERTYL@buffalo.edu
Web Address: medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate.html
Paul J. Kostyniak
Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Richard W. Browne
Program Director


Medical technology, also known as clinical laboratory science, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as the monitoring and prevention of diseases. It is a field of applied biology and chemistry and is appropriate for students interested in the delivery of health-care services. The course of study is interdisciplinary, drawing heavily upon the resources of both the natural sciences and the health sciences faculties. Once admitted into the program, students spend three academic semesters at the university taking program courses covering the areas of biochemistry, immunology, instrumentation, clinical chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, hematology, coagulation, parasitology, mycology, urinalysis, biomolecular techniques, medical genetics, and management. The last semester of the senior year is spent rotating through laboratories in area hospitals with which the program has affiliation agreements.

Accreditation, NYS Licensure Qualification, and Learning Outcomes
-UB Medical Technology Program is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
-The Program in Medical Technology is registered with the New York State Education Department as a license-eligible program. www.nysed.gov
-UB Medical Technology Program graduates are eligible to take a national exam, the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BoC)www.ascp.org Over the past four years, approximately 90% of UB MT Program Graduates passed the national certification exam on the first attempt, compared with the national average of 84%. Analysis of employment and placement rates at six months following commencement indicated that for the past three years, approximately 95% of MT Program graduates were employed in either clinical or research laboratories; an additional 1% of program graduates were enrolled in graduate or professional programs.

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