Dept of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
BS and MS Programs in Medical Technology

Clinical Laboratory Science Mission

We are committed to:

  • Effectively teaching state of the art clinical laboratory sciences to undergraduate and graduate medical technology and medical biotechnology students and other health professionals.
  • Providing high quality, cost effective, compassionate clinical service to the Central New York Community.
  • Advancing knowledge in the clinical laboratory sciences through research, community service, continuing education, and contributions to the professional community.
  • Supporting professional growth and development for our faculty, staff, and students.
  • Supporting the academic community through active participation in university life.

Goals and Competencies:

Observation and Analysis: Students will observe and access sample and quality control data, procedures, and equipment.

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will explain the principles underlying clinical laboratory testing, including the pathological indications for performing specific laboratory tests.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize quality management practices, including quality control and method validation, quality assurance, and preventive and corrective actions as applied to the laboratory setting.
  • Students will interpret a wide array of patient laboratory values and note when values are abnormal or erroneous.
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot laboratory assays, identifying and correcting potential problems.
  • Students will interpret and understand new protocols, technologies and advances in the field in order to practice and respond to evidence-based changes in clinical laboratory science.
  • Students must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture and discussion, cooperative learning, small group activities, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.

Communication: Student will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Students will communicate laboratory test results clearly and accurately.
  • Students will work effectively as a team member or independently as required to accomplish the goals of the work unit (laboratory).
  • Students will display professionalism in communication and dress and show respect for colleagues and superiors.

Sensory and Motor Function: Students will demonstrate the sensory and motor skills necessary to perform laboratory tests on body fluids, cells, and products.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will be able to perform a wide variety of laboratory tests, from low to high complexity.
  • Students will demonstrate safe working practices and comply with all applicable compliance regulations and safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Students will be able to perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments.

Behavioral and Social Attributes: Students will demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment and promptly complete all responsibilities in a laboratory setting.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will be able to perform work efficiently and accurately under the pressure of time constraints and be able to multitask.
  • Students will demonstrate tolerance and establish effective working relationships with others from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to age, race and gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical standards in all matters related to medical information and patient care.

BS Medical Technology Program Outcome Measures Documentation

SUNY Upstate Medical University Program Performance on ASCP MLS Exam

Year of Graduation

No. Of Graduates

No. of Graduates Taking Exam

No. (%) of Graduates Passing Exam

Program Mean Score

National Mean Score (Univ)

2013

17

16

16(100%)

545

498

2012

10

10

10(100%)

571

501

2011

11

8

8 (100%)

532

501

2010

17

15

14(93%)*

521

492

2009

8

8

8(100%)*

517

488

Average

 

 

99%

537

496

*One student passed the exam on second attempt

Graduation and Placement Ratesa


Year

No. (%) of Students Completing Graduation Requirements

#No. %) of Graduates Employed within 6 Months of Graduation

No. (%) of Graduates Pursuing Additional Education

2013

17/17(100%)

15/17(88%)

2/17 (12%)

2012

10/10(100%)

9/10(90%)

1/10(10%)

2011

11/11(100%)

11/11 (100%)

 

2010

17/17(100%)

13/17 (76%)

3/17 (18%)

2009

8/8 (100%)

8/8 (100%)

 

MS Medical Technology Program Outcome Measures Documentation
SUNY Upstate Medical University Goal for Performance on MCAT Exam (>= 23)


Year of Graduation

No. Of Graduates

No. of Graduates Taking Exam

No. (%) of Graduates Meeting Goal

2013

2

3

2 (67%)

2012

6

4

4 (100%)

2011

6

4

4 (100%)

2010

5

3

3 (100%)

2009

6

5

5 (100%)

Average

 

 

93%

Graduation and Placement Ratesa


Year

No. (%) of Students Completing Graduation Requirements

#No. %) of Graduates Employed within 6 Months of Graduation

No. (%) of Graduates Pursuing Additional Education

2013

3/3(100%)

 

3/3 (100%)

2012

6/6(100%)

2/6 (33%)

4/6 (67%)

2011

6/6(100%)

2/6 (33%)

4/6 (67%)

2010

5/5 (100%)

1/4 (25%)

3/4 (75%)

2009

6/6 (100%)

1/6 (17%)

5/6 (83%)

a. Job placement rate is the number of graduates employed in their profession compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment.  Actively seeking employment does not include graduates who fail to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, graduates who are unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, graduates who are unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, graduates who are on active military duty, and/or graduates who are pursuing continuing education.
b. Credentialing exams are optional; few graduates choose to take them.

 

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Emily

"I love medicine, but I prefer to be behind the scenes of patient care. I like the testing in the lab. You have to know so much and relate it to the patient. Lab people are methodical and process-oriented. I want to be involved, doing the lab work that's significant to the treatment of patients."
—Emily Wahrendorf,
Class of 2011

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