Clinical Laboratory Scientists, also called Medical Technologists, make the practice of modern medicine possible. Using state-of-the-art equipment and computer technology, they perform a wide array of complex laboratory procedures which are essential to patientsí medical care. New and emerging technologies are constantly expanding the role of the medical technologist. New York State law now mandates that Clinical Laboratory Scientists must be licensed by the State to work in the laboratory setting.
Trained Clinical Laboratory Scientists have a wide array of career opportunities open to them. They may work in one of the major areas of the clinical medial laboratory including blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, etc. or, they may use their training to pursue a career in higher education, research science, health care administration, medicine, information technology, marketing, nursing, or law.
New York Methodist Hospitalís Clinical Laboratory Science Program offers comprehensive training in both theory and practice. Formal academic instruction and laboratory practice provides both a theoretical basis in various subject areas, and an understanding of the medical problems which may motivate a physicianís request for laboratory services. The clinical laboratories, where students receive their internship training, are well-designed and furnished with state-of-the-art precision instruments, computer technology, and electronic equipment. The program involves a full-time, one-year commitment. During the course of the year, the student studies fields related to the laboratory sciences.