Medical Technology at Barry University
The BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program provides a strong foundation in clinical biology and medical technology through a combination of lectures and laboratory experience on the Barry University campus. The medical technology training lab on campus is equipped with the instruments students will encounter during the Clinical Experience and on the job after graduation.
Preparing for Certification
Students graduating from the BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) certifying exams. Please note that certification agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is your obligation to meet those requirements.
The BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program is currently being reviewed by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Our program was recently given the designation of "Serious Applicant Status." We hope to obtain accreditation in the near future.
The program includes an internship (Clinical Experience) at a hospital or clinical site affiliated with Barry University. The internship provides practical hands-on experience that prepares the student for a career as a medical technologist. Internships are scheduled in accordance with the schedule of the assigned clinical site. Some clinical sites require early morning and/or late evening hours. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the schedule of the clinical site to which they have been assigned.
Accreditation and Licensure
Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Barry University’s BS in Clinical Biology/Medical Technology Specialization Program is licensed and approved as an official training program by the Florida Department of Health.