8 weeks - Research, Specialist, Generalist, or Outreach
Strengths of the MTP
Excellent Education: In depth knowledge of health and disease.
Small Size of Program: Students get to know each other and the faculty.
Several Scholarships available exclusively for MTP students: departmental and national.
Very good Pre-Med major.
Students are well prepared for the ASCP certifying exam.
Med. Techs are in High Demand: Many jobs waiting after graduation offering competitive salaries. At UWMC a new MT graduate starts at $48,384 per year.
The work of Medical Technologists is vitally important—without laboratory tests and results healthcare would be severely limited. Patient lives depend on accurate laboratory results.
There is so much variety is this field!!! From Microbiology to Hematology to Chemistry to Bloodbanking and the sub-specialties within each of these specialties. It is astounding how much students learn in this program and how well prepared they are to enter the field directly after graduation.