This month, some 4,000 Medical Technology students took and passed the rigorous Medical Technologist Licensure Examinations, composed of students of the discipline from universities from all over the country.
Three schools stood out as being the only ones where every student taking the exam, allowing them to work in a clinical laboratory, passed the test comprised of a variety of topics such as clinical chemistry, hematology, clinical microbiology and blood banking.
Saint Louis University in Baguio sent 243 students to take the exam and all of them passed. Other schools with the same achievement include Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus (57/57) and Cebu Doctors’ University (63/63).
Several other medical technology programs also performed in an exemplary manner including Silliman University in Dumaguete (154/157), Trinity College of Asia (64/66) University of San Agustin (167/170) and Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga (102/105).
Individual honors go to El Marie Salunga of Angeles University Foundation, Jonan Michael Soriano of Far Eastern University-Manila and Brylle Domerson Turalba of Saint Louis University who topped the board exams with a score of 90.70.
The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist is a respected professional — a member of the health care team. The technologist provides patient care through the performance of a wide variety of laboratory analyzes and procedures in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology (blood bank), urinalysis and body fluids.
Pathologists and other physicians rely on the knowledge, skills and integrity of the medical technologist for the accuracy and validity of test results. The medical technologist holds a position of responsibility in the total care of the patient.