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Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Track

Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Track

Overview

Around the clock each day medical laboratory scientists, also called clinical laboratory scientists, provide vital information to physicians. They do so by performing a variety of laboratory procedures which range from identifying microorganisms to providing blood in emergency transfusions. These professionals are trained in clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, blood banking and laboratory management. They are dedicated to the management and generation of accurate high quality testing and test results to support the diagnosis and monitoring of patients.

If you have keen investigative instincts, a strong ability in science, a desire to help others and enjoy the challenge of solving problems quickly and accurately, you should consider a career in the medical laboratory sciences. The medical technology/clinical laboratory science profession integrates and applies concepts of biology, chemistry and medicine, providing both career flexibility and job security. Opportunities for advancement include management, teaching, marketing and research positions. Additionally, the B.S. degree in medical and research technology is an excellent background for those who plan to obtain advanced professional degrees in the biomedical sciences or related medical careers.

Students who successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements for the MLS/MT track are eligible to sit for the national certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Certification (BOC).

Program outcomes include student performance in the ASCP BOC examination. For more information on program outcomes, go to graduation rates and graduation placement rates.

Please note that conferring of the Bachelor of Science degree is not contingent upon the passing of the national certification examination. 

2009-2012:  Program Pass Rate on ASCP-BOC Examination

YEAR 

DMRT – University of Maryland
Graduating MT Class 

University-Based Program 

National 

2009

100%

81.91%

81.61%

2010

91%

82.35%

83.37%

2011

92%

87.33%

86.91%

2012

100%

86.87%

86.21%

2013 BOC MLS Exam Performance

Combined Cycle Data 2013*
April-June & July-September Cycles 

DMRT-UM
MT Graduates

UBP
University Based Programs Only

National
University & Hospital Based Programs

95.8%

83.88%

84.5%

* Includes DMRT pass rates for two exam cycles; UBP and National comparison data covers only the April through June cycle. 

Accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880
(773) 714-8886 – fax