What is Medical and Research Technology?
The Department of Medical and Research Technology at the University of Maryland Baltimore is an independent department within the School of Medicine offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical and Research Technology. Students may choose from two tracks of learning: the Medical Technology Track, or the Biomedical Science Research Track. Students must complete 60 credit hours of required courses before transferring to the program.
Students who enter either as a medical technologist or as a biomedical science researcher have career opportunities in clinical laboratories in hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories and physician's office laboratories. They also have the opportunity to work in research laboratories basic and applied in academic institutions, National Institutes of Health and other government laboratories. The degree also offers the opportunity to work in the biotechnology industries and pharmaceutical companies.
A Baccalaureate degree program for a Bachelor's of Science in Medical and Research Technology is a 2+2 program. Students complete 2 years of prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university and then apply for admission to a professional school to complete 2 years of professional coursework, which includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. Admission to professional schools is competitive and is not guaranteed by the University of Maryland. Contact programs for most current requirements. NOTE: Pre-Medical and Research Technology is not a degree-granting program at University of Maryland, College Park.
Typical pre-requisite courses include, but are not limited to:
General Biology Microbiology Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Introduction to Psychology Statistics Advanced Psychology Human Anatomy and Physiology Upper Level Biology w/ Lab Physics Mathematics
University of Maryland Baltimore-Medical and Technology Prerequisites
16 credits general biology
Biology I: BSCI 170/171 (formerly 105)
Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: BSCI 201
Microbiology: BSCI 223
Biology Elective w/Lab 200 level or higher
Chemistry I: CHEM 131 & 132 Chemistry II: CHEM 271 & 272
Org. Chem I: CHEM 231 & 232
Strongly Recommended: BSCI 160/161 (formerly 106), BSCI 202, BSCI 222, BSCI 330, CHEM 241/242, PHYS121, or PHYS 122
College Algebra: MATH 113
Statistics: Choose one of the following: STAT 100, PSYC 200, BMGT 230, BIOM 301, BIOM 401, OR EDMS 451
Academic Writing: ENGL 101
ENGL Elective (Composition or Literature course)
Select a course from the following disciplines: Fine Arts (no studio courses), advanced Foreign Languages, History, or Philosophy
BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
Must be within two different departments: Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies
Professional School Programs for a Bachelor's of Science in Medical & Research Technology
University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB)
George Mason University
Howard University (under the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science)
Associations and Contact Information
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
2100 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Medical and Research Technology Prerequisites
Medical and Research Technology Prerequisites for the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) can be found here: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/dmrt/ad_pre.asp
Department of Medical and Research Technology: 410-706-7664
Note: Pre-Medical and Research Technology is not a degree-granting program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Admission to professional schools is competitive and is not guaranteed by UM College Park. Admission requirements vary depending upon the institution and prerequisites are subject to change - contact programs for most current requirements.
Pre-Medical and Research Technology Web Sites of Interest
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook
The US Department of Labor handbook on working conditions, employment, training, qualifications and advancement, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations.
Descriptions of various career opportunities, including description of job, salary, training, and National contacts.
The Student Doctor Network
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