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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

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.

Academic Credit

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.

Tuition & Fees

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Tuition: $1,000 - 2,500

Additional fees are charged for textbooks and Florida licensure.

Scholars Program

Scholar's Programs may be available; contact the program director for specific criteria.

Academic Affiliations

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

Johns Hopkins Medicine - All Children's Hospital Clinical Laboratory 801 Sixth Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Program Outcomes

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).

Outcome Measures may be defined by accreditation standard or developed based on a specific need of the program. All are carefully monitored and evaluated for program improvement by the Program Director, faculty and Advisory Council.

The measures used include:

  1. External certification exam results - Aggregate certification examination scores achieved by Bayfront graduates generally meet or exceed the national (passing) means for the specialty areas of the MLS Generalist examination of the American Society of American Pathologists (ASCP).
  2. Graduation rate – reflects the number of students who start the year that go on to graduate
  3. Attrition rate - reflects the number of students that start but do not complete the year
  4. Placement rate into employment or further education after graduation
  5. Evaluation feedback from students and instructors actively collected during the year
  6. Feedback from employers and graduates giving retrospective evaluation of the program
  7. Performance on internal cumulative final(s) to assess preparation for certification examination

The results of these measures will be used as follows:

  1. Analyzed upon collection and reviewed by the Director, faculty and Advisory Committee
  2. Provide the basis for program planning and improvement
  3. Reflected in ongoing curriculum development, resource allocation and program modification
  4. Subject to ongoing re-analysis and monitoring for effectiveness of changes and further modification if indicated

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.

  Board Exam Pass Rate Graduation Rate Job Placement Rate 1st time Exam Pass/Class
2013-2015 100% 100% 100% 6/6
2014-2016 100% 100% 100% 6/6
2015-2017 100% 100% 100% 6/6
2017-2018 83% 100% 100% 5/6
2018-2019 100% 100% 100% 6/6
2018 Categorical Immunohematology 100% MT AAB Blood Bank 100% 100% 1/1
2019-2020 Categorical Clinical Chemistry 100% ASCP Chemistry Specialty 100% 100% 1/1
2019-2020 100% 100% 100% 6/6
2020-2021 100% 100% 100% 6/6

Faculty

School of Medical Technology Program Officials:

Jeremy Bowers, MD, Medical Director

Maria Duynslager, Laboratory Director

Dawn Tripolino, Education Coordinator and MT School Program Director

*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.

Download the Application Forms

Download Complete Program Information in Application Packet