**Please note: You cannot graduate from the University of Mississippi Oxford Campus with a Medical Technology degree.
About the profession of Medical Technology
In a clinical laboratory setting, Medical Technologists perform and/or supervise the performance of analytical testing of blood, body fluids, urine, and other types of biological specimens. They may work with bacteria and viruses, and may help prepare units of blood for transfusion. They may help diagnose bleeding disorders and perform toxicology screens. They will use critical thinking skills and a high degree of subjective judgment in performing, evaluating, and troubleshooting laboratory data.
Medical Technology Program at the North Mississippi Regional Medical Center
***Below is an overview of medical technology programs in Tupelo, MS. Students who attend the University of Mississippi in Oxford for their pre-requisites are not automatically admitted to the medical technology program in Jackson. Admission is COMPETITIVE! Different medical technology schools have different requirements.***
The medical technology program was established in 1957 when North Mississippi Regional Center (NMRMC) was a 100-bed hospital. Designed in 1956, the initial program was approved for six students per year, and the main goal was to supply qualified medical technologists for North Mississippi Medical Center. As the hospital grew into a major medical center, the need for medical technologists increased. Presently, the program accepts 12 students per year. The final year of the program does not cost any tuition.
Currently, students will spend three years completing pre-requisite courses at the Oxford campus, then will finish the bachelor of science degree in Tupelo, Mississippi at NMRMC. Some students will spend more than three years finishing the required pre-requisite courses in Oxford before they move to NMRMC.
Link to the Med Tech program at NMRMC in Tupelo, MS.
*Different Medical Technology programs may have different requirements!*
Links for more information
Click on the following link for more information on medical technology: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/28/Clinical_Laboratory_TechnologistTechnician