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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:

A. L.
◈ Studied BS in Medical Technology
◈ At University of San Agustin
◈ Graduated 1999

list bulletWhy did I choose Medical Technology: The real reason why I end up in this course is just accidental, not that I don't like the course or being pressured by my parents. Honestly, I don't have any idea what course really to take up in college. The idea of a college students doesn't sink in my mind that time. So, I let my parents help me to decide. My father wanted me to become a Chemist just like him and my mother also suggested to take up BS Pharmacy just like her in Centro Escolar University in Manila. I love the idea of my mom because I wanted to be near with my first girlfriend who is studying Tourism at Lyceum Manila at the time. My mother doesn't like the idea of my main purpose of choosing here preferred course for me that's why it didn't materialize.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned a lot while studying BS in Medical Technology, from studying to working. The same thing I applied in my life today, it builds my self confidence and self reliant. It makes me become of what I am today, a better person.

Parasitology subjects for me is the most hardest to pass because you will need to memorized the life cycle of every parasites and it really bores me out. At the same time, the most hardest thing to find a specimen of parasites to show it to your professor from fecal sample.

Blood Banking subjects was for me the most enjoyable and it really amazed me. Blood that saves lives.

In our school you have to proved yourself, not only in theory but also in practical. In our time, in Clinical Chemistry subjects almost all of us got to re take the examination again because our Dean is worried that almost all of us students didn't pass the exam. Out of 100 plus students only 5 passed with a grade of 81 is the highest. 78 of us re take the exams and the remaining automatically failed. Out of 78 only 19 of us passed the test. Almost all of my classmates repeat the subjects and have to wait for another school year as most of the subjects are per-requisite others are forced to transfer to other schools.


list bulletMy current job: I am currently working as a Registered Medical Technologist at Western Visayas Regional Blood Center in Philippine Red Cross Iloilo.
We are in Blood Bank facility. We collect bloods from our volunteer donors in the office and during Mass Blood Donation. Examine the blood carefully and process the blood into components. After examinations and counter checking of blood from a fellow Medical Technologists. Most of our blood is being sent to our satellites hospitals for the benefits of our patients. But since, the blood we collected from our volunteer donor is not enough, not everyone is given the privilege the equal opportunity to extend the lives of others due to shortage of blood. Because we are also the one assessing if we will give blood to their patients. Luckily for some when I was the one assigned during my duty at the Blood Dispensing Area, I can really assess the real condition of the patients compare to my other co employee because I am also a REGISTERED NURSE. After I passed the licensure examinations for BS Medical Technology in 1999 and working for several years as Med. Tech., I tried to make a sudden shift of career moves, I enrolled BS Nursing in West Negros College in Bacolod City from year 2003-2004. Working professionals as others may call us because I worked as Medical Technology by day during weekdays and study nursing in the evening and weekend.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Perseverance and self reliant at works are the most important things that I used in my life until now. If you have the confidence in your mind, nothing is impossible.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It didn't take me about 4 months.
After I graduated in college, I, just self study here in our school and go to Manila right after for an extensive review for the upcoming board exams for Medical Technology. Even though I was only reviewing there, the owner of the place in which I stayed in for 2 months had already offered me a job at her Dormitory as a Marketing Manager, though the compensation is not the high but the I was very pleased and happy. It is not my course related job but the idea of someone has given you the trust that you can do it makes my confidence more stronger to take any challenges life may brings. After I took and passed the Board Examination for Medical Technology, the owner of the Review Center has also offer me a job to market his review center in our place on a commission basis. Of course, I accept it. I already have two jobs in that span without having each other rather complement it. A place to stay in Manila as well as a review center. From there, the education and the training that my schools gave to me further grows. Giving me self confidence and the knowledge to face any obstacles in my chosen career.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Medical Technology: I would really recommend BS in Medical Technology because very few are taking this course and have a great demand in abroad especially in the U.S. and the pay is high and competitive.

Salary level for fresh graduates in general is similar not that high compare to those with experiences. You may take it as stepping stone in working abroad as we all know working in our country does not pay good but once you are equipped with years of experience and exams, you have a greater chance of making your dreams come true. Unlike nurses, that they are the one paying in order to gain volunteer experience, med. techs. don't wait too long to be hired.

Being a licensed/registered Medical Technologists is a very fulfilling career in our because doctors are very dependents on our laboratory works. They based their diagnosis and treatments from our results. In the Philippines only Nurses and Doctors are always mentioned seldom med. techs. that gave credits to the recovery of the patients but in the U.S. we are called Clinical Laboratory Scientists in the U.S. we are treated with class. Doing all the dirty things to give them reliable results.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: My only advice to people who are considering studying BS in Medical Technology is that being a Medical Technologist is not that simple. It will take your guts and hard work to finished this course. Doctor's based their diagnosis based on our laboratory results. So life technically in the hospital is based on the skilled of a medical technologist to examine blood and other specimens of human to save lives. So, before considering what best school to take up BS Medical Technology course, considered it first as really your CHOICE. Don't get be influenced of the people around you. Life is serious as life is a Medical Technologist who helps doctor save lives.
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