New classes start the third week in August of each year.
The UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program in western New York is a 45-week preceptorship. The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences accredits the program.
It offers intensive study and clinical experience in medical lab science as the last year of a bachelor's degree (3+1) and for qualified post-graduates. The goal is to develop a responsible and competent lab professional.
The program year starts with the didactic rotation of in-depth lectures and student lab sessions on topics such as:
Students then complete over 720 hours of at-the-bench clinical experience, with direct patient specimens.
The year ends with a lab research project and poster presentation. And students will be ready to pass the exam for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
The UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program boasts a 100%:
William Burger, RT (R) founded the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology in 1967 to produce well-qualified radiologic technologists to serve our community.
The school offers a full-time, 22-month, hospital-based program. We divide the two, one-year phases into trimesters.
The first year includes didactic classroom work and clinical learning in the science of radiologic technology and creating an proper x-ray.
The second year focuses on clinical competency and preparing for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology exam.
UPMC Chautauqua and Jamestown Community College have partnered on a program to train paramedic professionals. Students can earn an associate's degree at Jamestown Community College and paramedic certification from UPMC by completing 30 credits of training from each facility.