Medical Technology Students Complete Their Clinical Rotations

Medical Laboratory Scientists are an integral part of the health care management team and routinely work with other health care professionals to develop and implement health care policy. Medical Technologists (Medical Laboratory Scientists) develop and perform a broad range of laboratory tests which are essential to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of manydiseases. Some of the exciting areas of Medical Technology are Hematology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Toxicology, and Management. The Medical Technology curriculum is designed for students who are preparing for careers as clinical specialists who design, perform, evaluate, and supervise biological, chemical, and other clinically related tests. Job opportunities for these specialists exist in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, industries, and educational institutions.

Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (the forerunner of Louisiana Tech University) became a pioneer in this field when it began its Program in Medical Technology in 1937. Today, it remains one of the longest continually operating Medical Technology programs in the country, with over 1500 graduates from throughout the U.S. and abroad completing its baccalaureate degree program since its inception. Most are professionally certified by ASCP as Medical Technologists (Medical Laboratory Scientists).

Educational programs in Medical Technology include 3 years of pre-professional course work which is completed on the Louisiana Tech University campus. The senior year is completed in one of five Louisiana Tech University affiliated, hospital-based clinical programs. Our affiliated programs all hold the highest accreditation for laboratory science programs through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  Admission to these programs is on a competitive basis. Students who successfully complete the academic program graduate with the B.S. in Medical Technology, and are eligible to sit for a nationally-recognized certification examination in Medical Laboratory Science.  Current graduates from our program have maintained a 100% pass rate on their certification examinations.


Louisiana Tech University’s Hospital Based Clinical Program Affiliations

Baptist Health Schools, Little Rock, Arkansas

Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana

Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, Louisiana




Olivia Ellis (Center) completed her clinical rotation at Rapides Regional Medical Center.  She is pictured with the Program Director, Laine Reeder (Left) and the Laboratory Director, Kim Middleton (Right).  Olivia will be working in Norfolk, VA.


Andrew Lewis (Center) completed his clinical rotation at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport.  He is pictured with the Program Director, John Davis (Left) and the Chief Pathologist for Laboratory, Dr. Aubrey Lurie (Right).  Andrew will be working in Denver, CO.


Yurisha Shakya completed her clinical rotation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.  Yurisha will be working in Boston, MA.


Olivia, Andrew and Yurisha will receive their baccalaureate degrees in Medical Technology during the Winter Commencement ceremony on February 25, 2017.