BS Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Science Resources

AUP Medical Technology Interns 2004 - Manila Sanitarium

Here is the list of blog articles I wrote about medical technology (aka medtech) or what is known clinical laboratory science now:

1. Three Years After BS Medical Technology Graduation: Lessons, Wisdoms, and Thoughts (82 likes on Facebook! :D)

2. Survival Guide to AUP Medical Technology Clinical Division

3. Fifth Tip to Surving in AUP Medical Technology Clinical Division

4. Tips for Medical Technology Intern

5. Medical Technology Course, What Is It?

6. Bro Ivan Insights for Medical Technology Graduates and Clinical Division Students

7. Medical Technologists Greatly Needed in USA (and other countries to…)

8. Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum of Adventist University of the Philippines

All of these articles also available in bsmedtech.com, another site I have dedicated for the medical technology course. 🙂

If you have any questions regarding the degree, you can leave a comment or email your questions to my email address (tridjito-at-yahoo-dot-com). 🙂

Medical Technology / Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum of Adventist University of the Philippines

UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

Recently when I check my blog visitors, I notice that some people got to my blog from Google and they were looking for the BS Medical Technology curriculum.

As far as I know, people is always curious about Medtech courses because it’s not a common course like nursing or medical doctor. Every time I got a job interview, the interviewer always ask me what actually is Medical Technology.

I’m not going to answer that question here, because I’ve actually wrote a blog post about it here.

But this time I want to share with you what the medtech students learn in their course and I hope this will give some help for those who are considering medtech (or medical laboratory science, it’s current name) as their degree. 😀
Continue reading “Medical Technology / Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum of Adventist University of the Philippines”

Manila Sanitarium and Hospital Year 1934

Manila Sanitarium and Hospital Year 1934

I found this picture from the book “Belief and Work of Seventh-Day Adventists” that can be downloaded freely from the General Conference Archive Site. The book is published on the year 1934 and so I assume the picture was at around the same year.

Hmm…, for comparison, this is the picture of Manila Sanitarium and Hospital, or Manila Adventist Medical Center as it is called now, that I took last year 2004 when I was still in the Philippines. 😀

Manila Adventist Medical Center Year 2004

Medical Technologists Greatly Needed In U.S (and other countries too…)

 Empty Laboratory

There is a really interesting portion at the end part of the wiki article on Medical technologist. It’s about the decreasing number medical technologist education program causing decreasing medical technologist available. This of course leads to increase in demand for medical technologist in the US and other countries (not specifically mentioned though).

I tried to look for the exact publications from where the citation is taken, however the wiki doesn’t provide any.

Honestly I was writing a post about my view of medical technology last week then I saw the portion and I decided to postpone my writing first and discuss about this interesting insight rather. Continue reading “Medical Technologists Greatly Needed In U.S (and other countries too…)”

Bro Ivan Insights for Medtech Graduates and CDs

UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

A week ago brother Ivan wrote comments in the “5th Tips for Medtech Intern” post in this blog. He is an AUP medical technology graduate, a senior of mine, and has a lot of important tips for all medtech graduates, and medtech cd as well. He wrote about the career alternative that medtech graduate possibly have in hospital beside in the hospital laboratory as we know it.

Brother Ivan wrote six parts comments in the post and I believe it is too valuable to be comments only, so here I create a dedicated post for his comments. I hope it can bring new insights for all of us. Continue reading “Bro Ivan Insights for Medtech Graduates and CDs”

Medical Technology Course, What Is It?

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UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

Just when I checked the traffic to my blog today I noticed that one of them is the google search result with keywords “medical technology course what is it about?”. Hmmm.. it really sounds familiar, because everytime people ask me what my bachelor course is and I tell them that it’s bs medical technology, they either do not know what medical technology do or never even heard the course at all. Continue reading “Medical Technology Course, What Is It?”

Three Years After BS Medical Technology Graduation: Lessons, Wisdoms, and Thoughts

 Graduates Picture from flckr.com

Warning: This article contains strong and provoking words that may discourage some of the readers who are currently taking bachelor of science in medical technology and/or bachelor of science in laboratory science as it is called now.

UPDATE (3/12/2012): The comment section for this article is closed because it has gotten too long. You can find other articles related to medtech here.

BS Medical Technology (BSMT) or also known as medtech was one of the best science course one can take in Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) during my study there. The sight of medtech clinical students (CD) wearing white uniform and black pants for the guys with a silver name tag shining sent an exclusive image for those who wear it.

The course was designed to only allows the smartest and the brightest to survive. It was famous for its hectic schedule, long laboratory hours, and difficult curriculum. All of these create a mysterious impression of the course itself and its students altogether.

Having all of these characteristics plus the banner that constantly announced the course’s top notchers in the Philippines medical technology board exam, the course receives high respect from the campus community. Thus the future seems bright for the medtech graduates.

However, the question is, is it true? Is the future really going to be dazzling for the medtech graduates, who are mostly the brightest students of the campus? This is the question that I’m trying to answer through this article. Continue reading “Three Years After BS Medical Technology Graduation: Lessons, Wisdoms, and Thoughts”

Tips for Medtech Intern

 Work In Laboratory

UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

I just had a thought to write something for the medtech intern recently. In the previous two articles, I only address tips for the clinical division students. I believe I should share some guidelines also for the interns since the world of CD and of intern are quite different.

My Intern times may have past almost three years ago, but all the lessons, pain, troubles, and fun will always be fresh in my mind. Like the one year I spent in clinical division, my one year (ok, plus several days I got because I had absent and sick leaves) is paradoxically one of the best “toxic” year in my life. Think about it, what other course could have force you to travel around Philippines and mess around in one year (I had my intern in Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital, Manila Adventist Medical Center, and Cagayan Valley Sanitarium and Hospital).

If there is one thing that pay all of the hardships in clinical division, it’s certainly the internship year. But be careful, it’s not a “honey and milk” year. And I hope my tips can give some insights for those who are going to intern and those who are already there as well. Let’s get going: Continue reading “Tips for Medtech Intern”

5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD

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UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

Hi all! Meet you again in this fifth tips to survive in the AUP Medical Technology Clinical Division life.
Thank you for your interest to read what I want to share with you in this article. To all who are currently in the CD, I hope my first four tips have made you survive the CD so far. Anyway, I realized that I have not share one of the most important tip based on my personal experience in CD.

In this fifth tip to survive the CD, I will talk about the mental qualification that you definitely need to have to pass the CD without getting insane, if you aren’t yet…. Hahaha! Just kidding!

First I want to ask a question. Have you ever wonder why you had so much hard times trying to survive in the CD? Stupid questions huh! Unless you are the direct descendant of Albert Einstein or Thomas Alfa Edison, you most probably have. And if I can give you the answer, it is this: You don’t realize or understand yet what it takes to be a Medtech CD students. Continue reading “5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD”

Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD

 Laboratory Girl

UPDATE (3/12/2012): You can find other articles related to medtech here.

Hello there!

First of all, I wanna congratulate you for reaching the CD (Clinical Division) stage of the Medical Technology of AUP!
Honestly, CD is not meant for all people. In fact, not all who entered CD will successfully pass it in the supposedly one year time period. And worst, few will even left.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not discouraging anyone here but merely presenting what really happened from the past.

And you know what? I’m not exempted from that thought of quitting the CD when I was there.

It was 2 months after I entered CD and I was kinda frustated with everything. I was frustated with my scores, my lack of sleep, my losing friends, my social life, my sanity… In short, my life was a mess!

And I thought to myself, “Should I quit this?”
I only had two options; the first one is to quit, and the second is to move on and fight till I die (whoa… very dramatic ha!)

But the first option is not a good option for me, cause I have spend two and a half year as Med Tech and I’m just too close to the finish line. So I chose the second option.

Allright, enough for the story, let’s discuss on how to survive in the cruel world of Clinical Division. Continue reading “Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD”