Bayfront Health St. Petersburg School of Medical Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)* and offers a 50-week curriculum that can lead to a bachelor's degree for students attending an affiliated university or a certificate of completion for non-affiliated students.
Clinical Laboratory rotations include studies in microbiology, chemistry, hematology/coagulation, urinalysis, immunology (serology), immunohematology (blood banking) and phlebotomy.
All rotations include specimen collection and processing, department instrumentation, quality control and clinical correlations.
Students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the program. Academic credit is granted by affiliated universities and colleges as published in their catalogs.
The program also fulfills requirements for national certification exams in medical technology given by certification agencies and state licensing exams. Exams are taken by the student after successful completion of the program. Awarding of a baccalaureate degree or certificate of completion is not contingent upon passing the state licensing or national certification exams.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Tuition: $1,000 - 2,500
Additional fees are charged for textbooks and Florida licensure.
Scholar's Programs may be available; contact the program director for specific criteria.
Bayfront's School of Medical Technology is affiliated with the University of South Florida. Affiliations and adjunct faculty may vary from year to year.
Clinical Affiliation with Orlando Regional Medical Center anticipated for 2023-2024 class.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s School for Medical Lab Science has a 100% employment placement rate prior to graduation for graduates seeking lab positions; 100% first time pass rate on the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification for the past three years.
Categorical training for immunohematology and clinical chemistry had 100% pass rates with immediate job placement. The program's final exam and focused review sessions prepare our students to perform well on the BOC, generally scoring at or above national means for the specialty areas.
The School maintains a rigorous program for assessment of program outcomes to ensure CQI (continuous quality improvement).
The measures used include:
The results of these measures will be used as follows:
Measures are included in information for prospective students (website and application packet), current students (handbook) and are submitted to NAACLS as required. The intent is for CQI to be a dynamic and ongoing quest for excellence.
|ASCP MLS or AMT MT Board Exam Pass Rate||Graduation Rate||Job Placement Rate||Pass/Class|
|2019-2020 Categorical Clinical Chemistry||100% ASCP Chemistry Specialty||100%||100%||1/1|
School of Medical Technology Program Officials:
Jeremy Bowers, MD, Medical Director
Maria Duynslager, Laboratory Director
Dawn Tripolino, MT School Program Director
Jocelyn Hopkins, Education Specialist
*The Medical Technology School is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS is located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880.
Student Handbook will be provided upon request.