Medical Technology

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.

Pre-Medical and Research Technology Information Sheet


Educational Requirements

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.

Professional School Programs for a Bachelor's of Science in Medical & Research Technology

University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB)
410-706-7664

George Mason University
703-993-2400

Howard University (under the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science)
202-806-7572



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

 

Printable Pre-Medical and Research Technology Information Sheet

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.

About.com
Descriptions of various career opportunities, including description of job, salary, training, and National contacts.

The Student Doctor Network
Information related to pre-medical and research technology information