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Owensboro Health Medical Technology Program

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Sure, the classroom has been great - lectures, theory, labs. But now it's time to put your skills to the test inside a working hospital laboratory, one of the largest and most respected in the state.

Welcome to Our Program

Welcome to the Medical Technology Program at Owensboro Health, ranked among the Top 5% of hospitals in the nation. Here you will work side by side with talented and dedicated research professionals. Get ready for serious lab coat time in one of the state's only hospital-based programs.

  • Over a million tests performed in our laboratory each year
  • A faculty that includes board-certified pathologists
  • Limited class size for personalized attention
  • 12-month program
  • A brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital

Certified by the National Accrediting Agency For Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the Owensboro Health Medical Technology Program could be the perfect place to finish your degree and launch your career. Consider some of our program's most recent results:

  • Graduation Rate - 100% over the past three years
  • First Time Pass Rate - 100% over the past three years
  • Attrition Rate - 0% over the past three years

We invite you to explore our program and see it it's right for you.

About the Med Tech Program

Overview

Quick Facts

  • The program is conducted in the hospital laboratory.
  • The program accepts up to four students per year.
  • The Program Director and all clinical instructors are certified by a national certifying agency.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a licensed 477-bed full service facility. It maintains accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as the American Association of Blood Banks. The laboratory at Owensboro Health is equipped with excellent teaching facilities.

The Clinical Year

About the Clinical Year

  • 12 consecutive months
  • 2 weeks vacation, 7 holidays.
  • Runs mid-July to late June of the following year
  • Student is expected to be present from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. daily, Monday – Friday

Class Time and Clinical Rotation

The first six weeks are spent in lecture all day, in order to give the student the necessary theory to apply in the clinical rotations. After the first six weeks, students spend mornings in the clinical rotation and afternoons in lectures. 

All clinical rotations and lectures are taught by either a certified medical technologist or pathologist. 

Completion of the Clinical Year

Upon completion of the clinical year, students graduate with a certificate, and are awarded credit hours and a Bachelor’s degree by the college or university, where applicable.

Tutition

Expenses and Fees

  • Tuition = $1500.00 per year
  • Textbooks = approximately $800.00
  • Uniforms and a lab coat are required
  • Students must supply proof of health and liability insurance prior to the start of the program.

No stipends are offered. Should a student not complete the clinical year, tuition will be refunded on a prorated basis.

Admission Requirements

Our program is affiliated with Brescia University, Campbellsville University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Southeast Missouri State University, Western Kentucky University, and University of Southern Indiana. Students who have a Bachelor’s degree may also apply, but preference is given to students from our affiliated colleges. 

Minimum admission requirements are 90 semester hours of college credit including:

  • Chemistry: A minimum of 16 semester hours. Organic chemistry must be included. Quantitative Analysis is recommended.
  • Biological Sciences: A minimum of 16 semester hours. Microbiology is required. Immunology, Genetics and Anatomy & Physiology are strongly recommended.
  • Mathematics: One course in mathematics is required. A course in Probabilities and Statistics is recommended.

Application and Interview Process

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When to Apply

  • Apply upon completion of all coursework.
  • Deadline to apply for 2013-2014 will be announced later.
  • Contact the Program Director, Lisa Cecil for an application or more information. Email Lisa or call (270) 417-6521. Or write:
    Program Director
    Medical Technology Program
    Owensboro Health
    PO Box 20007
    Owensboro, Kentucky  42304-0007

The Interview Process

Upon receipt of a completed application, a transcript, and reference letters, all qualified applicants will be called for a personal interview, which is required.

Contact Us

To apply or learn more, call (270) 417-6521 or email Lisa Cecil, program director!

Owensboro Health Medical Technology Program

To apply or learn more, call (270) 417-6521 or email Lisa Cecil, program director!